A few hours ago, we run our first presentation to an actual live audience. We spoke about our story. After working in every type of media such as articles, videos and every other type to communicate, we did our culmination with a TED Talk in the Performing Arts Centre at school, presenting to students and staff.
I'm glad to have done it. In my talk, I discussed about every way that soccer has shaped me to be who I am today. What I learned from soccer and how it impacted my life. While working in my presentation, I learned new things about myself. I noticed that self-confidence was a skill that I acquired by playing soccer and was key in my personality.
At this point, I started developing the idea of self-confidence, teaching the audience it's importance and how to build up one for yourself. Definitely, I did a great job. Aside from transmitting and idea to the audience my personal goal was to speak as if having a conversation with the audience, without getting nervous. Definitely, I achieved this goal.
While talking about self-confidence, I was being self-confident, knowing that I was doing was right. Even though I went through a process of iteration, I didn't memorise a single part of the speech. I didn't even take note cards with key words. I was up there sharing my experience with a couple of friends. That's what I felt, and I am proud of myself.
I never though of being at this point, of being this successful after just one month. We've learned so much at the IA. I had never spoken by myself to an audience. Doing it in a such great theatre as the PAC didn't intimidate me. It inspired me do do better. At all moment, even though I didn't know exactly what I was going to say, the only thing I was sure of was that I was going to do it right.
In conclusion, I would like to thank all my innovation academy peers. We all did a great job in our talks. For most of us, it was the first time doing something of this magnitude. All of us were courageous enough to stand up there in the stage and share something that is really important for