i *like* public speaking. i do enjoy having an audience.
i think the lecture went well. the other TAs and the prof enjoyed it, anyway. don't know about the students. a few of them asked good questions at the end, which was neat. i still think i pitch these things too high. first years need so much direction in their lectures. i was watching them trying to take notes and getting all confused. i'm giving the picturebook lecture again in a couple of weeks, so i can try refining that according to what i learnt this time and see how that goes.
one of the best things about these big lecture theatres, though, is that you get to wear one of those mikes that clips onto the front of your shirt, with a battery pack on the waist. it's totally cool. and when i played the vid of the speech i got to do that fiddling round with knobs and switches and the remote control thing. and then it played on the big screen all loud! the prof said he even got a bit teary watching it, cos i'd explained all the context. i shared australian politics!
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ps. thankyou again for your input, stalwart commentors. it was very helpful in informing what i had to say about the speech.