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Tese Ogbe

from Nigeria

My name is Tese Ogbe. I am a 31year old medical doctor working as a medical officer at HIV control program in university of Benin teaching hospital

I will recommend this course to others because it really gives you a lot of techniques on how to prepare presentations and present it confidently.

What is your experience with online learning?

So far, I have participated in 4 online courses ( two of which were on the elevate platform). I love online learning because its gives me the opportunity to learn from the comfort of my home and acquire rich knowledge from a mix of people from different continents and backgrounds. Its not like the traditional classroom setting so I can read and catch up on my course and assignments at my own convenience. This is really important for me because I am a full time working mum and wife. Sometimes when I am with my computer, my kids are seating beside me playing with their toys. I will recommend this method of learning to working professionals or students who want to acquire further training. Its useful for those of us who live in Africa, who cannot afford time and money to travel abroad to get good quality training in the international setting.

I love online learning because its gives me the opportunity to learn from the comfort of my home

What did you enjoy most about the course?

Well I actually enjoyed several aspects of the course. Watching how to give effective opening and closing using the ted videos was particularly eye opening for me. I was really tripped when I saw how the presenters made a very abstract topic come alive and become interesting. I enjoyed learning the techniques and putting it into practice. I learn by watching and doing so it made it so much fun to put what I learnt into practice. I also enjoyed using the feedback forms to grade my peers. It helped me understand what was expected of me. It was so much easier to give feedback when using the forms. I think I will make a good teacher, I love giving feedback.

I enjoyed several aspects of the course

Has the course been useful to you? Did you gain specific knowledge from the course?

Definitely the course has been useful. I can give a several examples of tips I learnt. I have learnt ways to get my audience to listen to me by using a hook (eg a story, anecdote or statement of fact) and how to avoid distracting body languages like too much hand gesturing and swaying from front to back when talking. I have also learnt how to make powerpoint presentations that are catchy and simple because I am the most important visual aid so my goal is to get the audience to focus more on ME, not the slides. most important takehome message for me was practice, practice and practice again!

Definitely the course has been useful.

Would you recommend the course to others?

Yes, I will recommend this course to others because it really gives you a lot of techniques on how to prepare presentations and present it confidently. This is really important for persons who have to defend their thesis or dissertation and those have to make presentations regularly. Peer and teacher's feedback also makes the course very good for young professionals because its easier to understand feedback given to you by your peers and also learn specific ways of improving your performance.

I will recommend this course to others because it really gives you a lot of techniques on how to prepare presentations
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