So, you’ve chosen to do Language in the Mind for your final year in university. (Either that or it was one of the mandatory modules you had to do if you chose the Language and Literature route). Good for you. I mean that with the most sincerity. There is a lot of work to be done in this module; a lot of reading will take up your time, but it is definitely one of the most intriguing modules I’ve done in my years here and has shown just how complex our minds really are.
Being in front of number of people, presenting a topic in any area is a piece of art that you must be trained enough to succeed in. A successful presenter is a person who really attracts you from the first word that come out of their mouth, the first gesture they attempt to do and from the first communication you have with them.
I refer to it as an art, because speaking, or presenting, in front of an audience can be a similar experience to acting, which is an art. Speaking in public is an experience that gives you the chance to create. To create an impact on the listeners.