Ines's Feedback
Thanks for all your opinions. Kaitlyn has explained the conclusion and ppt part, so I just skip them. About the content, Kaitlyn and I has already thought that we should not present it like introducing the food, we revised many times, added historical and geographical effects. However, some of you still think that we were introducing food. I have the same question as Kaitlyn: Which part do you think that is non cultural related?

About organization, I have to apologize. I was too nervous to get stuck and my brain went blank when I was presenting Japanese cuisine. Maybe my presentation was too messy to make you think that it's not well-organized.

And about #15 comment, thanks a lot. We did not think of this when we discussed. Maybe next time we can think more.

Kaitlyn's Feedback

Thanks for your opinions and comments. First, I have to apologize for my fast speaking. I will keep this in mind and slower down next time! And about the ppt, we used black background with blue words only in our references pages, so I think the influences would't be that much. But thanks for pointing out, we will be more careful next time. And I'm really sorry for the short conclusion. Honestly, we forgot to prepare this part, so I just said whatever came to me at that moment. As for the content, Ines and I did try to think about how to deepen our presentation than just introducing food. That's why we also talked about something like historical and geographical effects, table manners, and eating etiquette, etc. But maybe we should have done more comparison with our chinese eating culture. And about our definition of culture, I do think it has something to do with cultural issue. Could you tell me which part you think has a problem or is not cultural related?
And here's my reply for Molly's question " What do Italians eat during New Year?"
On New Year's Eve, families and friends gather together for a huge feast and the star of dinner is lentils, sybolizing money and good fortune for the coming year. Traditionally, the dinner in many parts of Italy also includes a larged spiced sausage or a stuffed pig's trotter. The pork symbolized the richness of life in the coming year.
Thank you all again for your advice =)

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. The way you deliver the info is fluent and attractive.
2. Both of the speakers spoke confidently and fluently.
3. Can speak a little slowly.
4. Kaitlyn spoke a little too fast.
5. Speak too fast.
6. The speed of speaking could be slower.

In terms of visual aids:
7. The food in the pictures looks so delicious.
8. Black color with blue words. Not clear.

In terms of the content:
9. Very interesting topic. Very deep and detailed content.
10. The content could be more well-organized.
11. You organized your presentation well.
12. It’ll be perfect if information mentioned can be well-organized.
13. The conclusion is too simple.
14. Weak conclusion
15. Maybe you can introduce now the eating habit affect their life.
16. Do not relate their definition to culture.
17. Just introduce but with no explanation.
18. The breadth is enough. But I think they can go deeper to the relationship between culture and food.

Proposal Outline
I. Definition of “Culture”
A group of people being influenced by the same environment; thus, developed a similar habits.
II. Topic
People living in different places have different special food.
a. Rationale
Since eating is an important element to people, it can show us some obvious evidence of different people's cultures.
b. Preview
So today we are going to introduce you the famous and traditional cuisines in different countries, and some possible reasons why they have such delicious home dishes.
c. Significance
Now that we are in a global village, we have more chances to get to exotic food. Just like when traveling to another country, we’d better understand their culture in advance; we can have a deeper knowledge and feeling if we can know how those exotic cuisines are made and come from; thus, to enjoy them even better.