博文作者Sara Aweis是我校地理学院环境科学专业大三的学生，下文中提到的PASS主要针对大学本科一年级的同学，会有同专业的学长/学姐帮助你更好滴融入大学的学习。关于PASS想了解更多可以戳左下角的“阅读原文（Read More）”。
Increasingly with both the academic and working worlds are becoming very competitive where there is a greater need to stand out from the crowd, opportunities like this provided by QMUL and the School of Geography are great ways to develop yourself as an individual, not just within your academia but also outside of it. The presentation training, hosted by Michelle McAvoy who specialised on presentations whilst working at the Prince’s Trust has been an eye opening experience. I had definitely walked out of the training with a different perspective and confidence with my public speaking skills. Amongst many other things, Michelle highlighted that there are four key factors to keep in mind in preparation for a presentation.
Before entering a presentation, one must consider the setting of the presentation, the content that must be covered, the resources available to them and the style of delivery one would have to adopt to accommodate the audience. All of which I had never previously thought about! Other factors in the delivery of the presentation were based on the pace, pause and the tone of one’s voice when delivering a message. Finally, memorising – not essential but will help in delivering a smooth presentation. Previously I believed that my memory was something that hindered my presentation skills but after this experience, I realised that it was in fact the pace of the delivery that affected my memory. I would recommend all PASS mentors to take the opportunity, as for me it was in a sense a self-discovery where I discovered my strengths and learnt to improve my weaknesses. I am sure there will be more opportunities like this in the following years to come, and so I would urge you to take it in order to expand on the skills you are already gaining from studying at QMUL and being a mentor. Keep an eye out for emails! Additionally, I will leave the email addresses of Debbie and Fathea from widening participants. Both are so lovely and have worked hard to put everything together for the students so do not shy away from contacting them in the future. Debbie : email@example.com Fathea: firstname.lastname@example.org