Sunday, October 18, 2009


It was like one of the rarest but precious experience that I ever had in my life on Friday, two days ago. It was my PSM 1 presentation. I was in very nervous situation due to lack of confidence of myself and after watching Yu's presentation. Yu and I both are doing the individual thesis which beyond the degree level and we are the very first in uthm for IT students who did so. Our thesis are about "Designing an algorithm to ......" which are for master level. We guess that's because our supervisor want to have the very first try and imposing us as the white mice. :D

Thing that we worried was happend that day, Yu was the first present, Yen was the second, then mine. We had 3 panels and extra 2 lecturers watching us that day, don't know why.. One of the panel who just back from oversea (a phd level) keep suspecting her whether she manage to fulfil her thesis, and the other panel claimed that her thesis is for Master level and needed her to discuss with her supervisor. Her presentation had used about 50 minutes. Darn! I was so nervous after watching her persentation! I've tried to make myself calm and cool, I'd sms to my net friend, and the friend asked me to be confident, "Show him your talent, make him to drop his jaw!" This is what the friend replied. Haha.. and this statement is so true. I made it!

Then my turn to present, and my speech including Q and A session was about 45 minutes. The phd level's panel keep interrupted by asking me a lot questions though I havent finish my speech. What had I done in these 45 minutes? I've google searched (he wanted me to do so, weird!) and showed him where I found the e-journal as one of my literature review, compared the images on that journal and explain to them. On the other hand, I'd used the marker pen and taught them (as the panel required) like I'm the lecturer and draw on the white board. He wanted me to show him how is the proposed algorithm, but the problem is the step for designing the new algorithm will only be done in chapter 4 "Analysis and Design". He is so stubborn to want me show to them! Okay then, I had just used the concept that given by Miss Chua (our ftmm tutor) few days ago plus the understanding that I have, combined and explained on the white board. :D

Story hasn't end yet. The phd level's panel was unwilling to give up yet, he keep asking me whether the proposed algorithm can be run. I think of the friend's sms, I replied him "YES". Panel asked again, "Are you sure". I answered "I think can". He repeatly asked the same question and I'd answered him the same. Then he said "I know that's a possibility of success, but it still has the probability of fail since you haven't run the algorithm yet." What the hell he wants the answer from me? I replied "I thought all the students do not need to come out with the actual output first in this current steps.....", and he interrupted me again while I was still talking! Alright then, I just told him that I'll note it and be more careful next time before I proceed to next time. Finally, he'd silent! =.=

I have never seen other psm students facing such things except three of us. Should be considered lucky or unlucky to have such panel? Well, I personally do enjoyed it nevertheless. Credits go to the net friend and Miss Chua! :)

We'd entered the wrong lab before rushed to the right one. This photo was taken when we were still at the wrong lab. :D


EeSoon said...

wow, you did a good job. :)
calm and confident! that's what a presenter need and you did it! Good job dear~~

Gideon said...

overlearning is always a good thing. Am doing the same for my dissertation too.
Presentation is always a way to brush up our intra and interpersonal skills, plus it is to show the panels how well do you know what you are talking about. Comments is for improvements.
In any presentation, just take everyone is a blank sheet of paper, you're there to fill them out.

Aeris said...

Ya, notes are taken. :)