Our feedback
First of all, we'd like to thank you for your listening and objective feedback, and we're glad to hear that some of you like our presentation! But we think that there is still room for improvement.
We appreciate your opinion, and we'll try to do better next time. Also, there're things that we'd like to clarify as below.

1. Less smile: We thought we did smile during presentation, but maybe it was not that obvious, or too subtle to feel. Therefore, next time we'll practice speaking in front of the mirror in advance to make sure audiences can feel our smile.

2. Too many colors on the PPT: We chose "festival" as our topic, and we thought festivels should deliever some images of vitality, so we used colorful font and pictures in each slide. Also, we colored key words, but in our opinion, not so many. To make all the audiences satisfied with our slides, next time we'll try to make our PPT more comfortable to read and use soft colors if our topic permits;)

3. Words could be less: We made the PPT only with title and key words, and we seldom typed a complete sentence out. We thought that it was necessary to point out key words in our slides, and when considering the completeness of each section, we decided to list out the related aspects in one slide. For example, of each country we introduced, we pointed out 5Ws(When, Where, Who, What, How) questions in our slides, we believed that if we split them into 2~3 slides, some audiences might feel confused and might be distracted from the country being introduced. But next time we'll try to use every space in each slide to its fullest so that it won't look "crowded" in one page.

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. Prepared very well and dressed fluently.
2. Speak fluently with confidence.
3. The only drawback: less smile.

In terms of visual aids:
4. Very clear content. Nice PPT.
5. PPT is good.
6. I like the airplane moving on the map.
7. I think red words are quite uncomfortable with black background.
8. Too many colors on the PPT.
9. Words on each slide could be less.

In terms of content:
10. The content is attracting.
11. Well-structured and interesting messages.
12. Everything is clear, especially the PPT: clear, neat, and precise.
13. Attention-getting opener is interesting.
14. I like the introduction and conclusion part.


Elaine & Wen-wen

I. Definition of “Culture”
Culture is a set of ideas, values, or practices of various kinds that are quintessential and unique to a group of people.
II. Topic :well-known festivals
a. Rationale
The world's myriad cultures bring about a range of festivities that allows people to distinguish between each culture, and at the same time, establish the uniqueness of each festival that a specific culture celebrates.
b. Preview
We chose most well-known festivals representing each continent, from South America – Brazil, Europe – Ireland, Asia – Thailand, to Africa – Sahara. Here are four festivals we'd like to share with you:
1. Brazil: Carnival
2. Ireland: St. Patrick’s Day
3. Thailand: SongKran Water Festival
4. Africa: Sahara Festival

c. Significance
1. Provides reference when traveling
2. Helps people understand local history and custom
3. Ensures us to be qualified global village residents