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Here, we can see a positive perception among more than 80% of the survey takers, who think they are average to good at giving presentations. And, only a handful of them think they are below the standard. This allowed me to evaluate their interest to improve their communication skills and be better presenters, shown in Figure2. Figure2: People who want to improve their communication skills They were asked if they wanted to improve their own communications skills, surprisingly 18 people strongly agreed, and 8 remained neutral or agreed. I was surprised to see that no disagreed/strongly disagreed to improve themselves, and only the two` debaters remained neutral about the fact of improving their skills.
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31% Male students Female students 69% Gesture/body language Appearance Eye Contact Fluency of speech Confidence 65% 4% 4% 15% 12% Figure3: Who is a better presenter between a male and a female student? The statistics of the most important question (this is a crucial determinant to prove my hypothesis) is shown in Figure.3 As per the survey findings we can see that 69% of the survey takers think male students are better presenters, than female students. The reasons they may think so are male students in our society are usually more confident and extrovert compared to the female students; as the survey shows only 31% of the people think female students are better presenters. This statistics may have proven my hypothesis to be wrong, as the data shows that male students are better presenters. To know why people think so, I asked them what they think is more important for giving a better presentation. The results are illustrated in Figure4.
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0 Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly Disagree 1 10 5 10 15 15 20 Figure4: Most important quality to be a better presenter Merrick says in his online article, “Communicating clearly and with confidence will create incredible results. At every age and stage in your career, you will find you achieve your goals faster by practicing habits that help you communicate with confidence and influence. You can apply these habits in every type of communication, including conversations, presentations, video calls, and emails.” (2016, p.01) So, we can now understand that why most people think male students to be better presenters, since men are thought to be more confident and outspoken than women. Figure5: Importance of having a perfect balance of communication skills This was the easiest question to answer probably, since around half the survey takers strictly agreed (15 out of 26) to the fact that perfect balance of communication skills is important to grab attention of the audience. The rest also agreed with our statement as well, with onle one person staying neutral. The online article also tells us about the habits that we can acquire to become better communicators. It is mentioned that having good clarity in our speech, using confident body language, listening to the audience, talking in a precise and brief way and practicing to improve
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1 4 10 7 Strongly Disagree Disgree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree 4 0 5 10 our presentation skills, help use become better communicators irrespective to our gender or age (Merrick, 2016).
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