Anne & Elsie

Elsie’s reply
3. One speaker can speak longer time, so won’t change again and again.
Both of us are responsible for the eastern and western perspectives separately, so we must introduce the eastern and western backgrounds in the beginning, then the facial features, finally three cases. I think in this way audience can compare the difference between E&W parts more easily. That’s why we changed the speaker often.
13. Talk too much about BrotherSharp.
Because BrotherSharp is a hot topic. We’d like to link the physiognomy to the current issues, and analyzed the reasons, background, influence, the problem behind it, so audience can understand easily and reasonably.
16. Do not explain what causes the physiognomy.
In the beginning of the introduction part, we had explained the background of western physiognomy. It’s an American judge who could guess what crime a criminal had committed after he had handled two thousands of cases, so people began to find the relationship between the crime and facial features. We’d explained the reasons, maybe not clear enough to some audiences.
18. Do not mention enough that why these facial characteristics are considered in these ways.
Because of empirical principle, the reasons why some facial features are considered to have the characteristics can’t be explained sometimes. It’s the ancestors who sum up outcomes by relating the numeric finding (specific facial features) to the characters after having reading thousands of faces. However, we did explain the three kinds of western common noses reasonably. Besides, because of time limit, we could not explain each feature more.

Anne’s feedback:
To begin with, thanks for your listening and comments. From your viewpoint of ways of delivery, I have to apologize for making you feel that I am nervous; I’ll practice more to prevent this situation next time. Also, finding the more efficient way to deliver our presentation, like excluding some points or details, is what we can improve.
Moreover, in the aspect of visual aids, I think making charts is a helpful suggestion which can well combine pictures and words together. But, at first, because we want to make the audience see the bigger picture and have stronger feeling only through pictures, we do not take making charts into consideration this time. Next, for unclear pictures, I think it may be related to the seat where the audience had. Furthermore, I’ll put some marks, like an arrowhead, to convey my thoughts more clearly.

Besides, as for the comment, ‘Do not relate their definition to culture’, in the content portion, please see the rationale of our proposal on wikispaces, we explain the link between our definition of culture and physiognomy. At last, I’ve learned a lot from this informative speech, no matter form the process of preparation, the presentation on stage, or all of your nice compliments and useful suggestions.





The followings are comments from the classmates & me. To present their comments precisely, I do not change any of their wordings. Please take the comments positively. J

Read the comments carefully. Some comments are contradictory; you should think about those comments more carefully to figure out the reasons. After reading the comments, write down your feedback to the audience.


In terms of ways of delivery:
1. Eye contact is good.
2. Eye contact should be more regular.
3. One speaker can speak longer time, so won’t change again and again.
4. Anne sounds a little bit nervous. But the whole presentation is very good.
5. Can improve time control.


In terms of visual aids:
6. Good PPT.
7. There are pictures in the PPT so that we can understand better.
8. Pictures were not clear.
9. It would be clearer if you make charts to compare each facial appearance


In terms of the content:
10. Very interesting topic.
11. Good to have cases referring to your previous presentation to interact with audience.
12. Good conclusion.
13. Talk too much about BrotherSharp.
14. Very vivid and lively presentation. However, the story of BrotherSharp seems go out of the topic.
15. Maybe you can also tell us the bad point of physiognomy.
16. Do not explain what causes the physiognomy.
17. Do not relate their definition to culture.
18. Do not mention enough that why these facial characteristics are considered in these ways.
19. Should give more profound reasons why physiognomy affects the culture.








I. Definition of culture

We define culture as the first impression of people at a given time and a given place.


II. Topic: physiognomy
a. Rationale

The topic we will introduce is “physiognomy,” referring to features of the face, especially so when, in the narrow sense, these features are used to infer the relatively enduring character or temperament of an individual. Moreover, when interacting with people, in the very beginning, we most look at others’ faces. Furthermore, aside from talking with people face to face, on many cards or certificates, like ID cards, there will be a headshot which shows the face. Hence, we consider that one’s face is the part which is most probably seen by others, so that it becomes the first impression when meeting people. Also, this is the reason why we think this topic matches our definition of culture.


b. Preview

In terms of physiognomy, facial features can reveal whether a person is intelligent or not, whether a person will be wealthy or not in the future, whether someone is a good guy to get married, etc. Our group is going to introduce you the implicit meaning behind your facial features, answer you the above questions, and perhaps analyze physiognomy of the celebrities and entertainers for you.


c. Significance

i. it can be an “ice-breaking” topic for you to chat with somebody you see for the first time

ii. it can be a reference signal for you to know more about one person, like choosing your Prince or Princess Charming