1. What steps do you hope to use to improve your own writing skills?
I would use the Steven R. Van Hook’s “Best Writing Tips” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XPUcJGABXI&feature=g-upl) because from all the links I have read, this was the most complete and of common sense of how to make a good writing.
I would try to use resonant characters so I can truly reach my audience, I would also use action verbs and take care of the “8 word test” so I don’t confuse my readers, obviously, I would use connectors instead of just writing sentences.
2. How do you best activate your own creativity?
I know it can sound a little bit crazy, but I have to say that the best way to activate my creativity, is with my dog (called Shiva, she is an Old English Sheepdog). Going for a walk, in the beach, just playing with her… That is when I feel that I’m setting my mind free.
3. Share an example of a public speech you may have given. How did you prepare for the speech? How did it go?
I just gave one. It was my final presentation from my course in Tourism. I first prepared my speech writing down all the information I thought was relevant for the presentation, then I needed to adjust the information to the time I had (20 min). After that I started saying the speech to myself in front of the mirror (this was like a week before the deadline). After this, I gave it to my friends, then to my mum, and when she said something like “I don’t know if what you are saying is true or not, because I don’t know anything about tourism, but I’m totally buying your idea”, I started making other preparations.
Four days before the presentation I printed the brochures, I made a personal badge for myself and I went shopping to get my suit and shoes.
I kept practising the speech until I knew it all completely and without a doubt.
Finally the day came, I gave the speech to my tutor and four more teachers I didn’t know, I introduced myself and my idea, I put my mobile on the table with the chronometer, and I start talking, while I was doing the presentation I gave them the brochures and two printed examples of my project. Everything went totally fine, I felt very secure on that I was saying and I really enjoyed talking about my idea. I think they really like it too, because I got one of the highest mark.