Whilst at SLA 2011, two of my ‘first’ experiences were rolled into one – I have now been interviewed for media purposes (as opposed to job roles) and feature in a podcast!
Natalia and I have talked to Geraldine Clement-Stoneham of SLA Europe about our experiences. For a great understanding of how the conference has affected us, and experiences we have taken away, I suggest you have a listen. The podcast can be found on the SLA Europe Blog.
Recording the podcast was a strange experience, and one that I was slightly nervous about – not only due to having to hear my own voice played back to me! The process was very smooth though, and the friendly nature of Geraldine and Natalia transformed a potentially scary experience into something fun and enjoyable.
It was a great experience to understand how I speak, and to be able to listen to how I articulate myself. Consequently, I have picked up several things I do whilst speaking and I will endeavour to amend them. I’d possibly recommend recording yourself to attempt to pick up on the ‘ums’ and ‘errs’ most of us add in whilst speaking – just being aware of them might help to eliminate a few!