Sunday, 19 July 2015

Chula ... Day 3

Sawasdeekha.

สวัสดีค่ะ

Greetings.

Day 3
June 24, 2015
Wednesday

June 24, 2015 was the day. Yes, it was the day. The day that I've been waiting for - the International ASEAN Research Network Symposium. It was my very first paper presentation at an international conference. I'd like to label it international as it was held in others homeland and the panelists were international figures. The experience was surely of immeasurable value. 

Having my paper accepted for this conference was a great honour. I was both thrilled and anxious about presenting my paper in front of international audience. However, years of experience in training fellow teachers did help tremendously.

The days leading up to the conference were spent preparing and refining my PPT presentations. I owe my supervisor, Prof Bala, a great debt of gratitude for all his guidance and endless support. In actual fact, his words of encouragement spurred me on to take up this challenge.


Taking a last look at the notes.

International ASEAN Research Network Symposium
Image credit: INET Chula


The schedule.

With Fiona before the presentation.

The battle has begun.

Presenting.

Explaining.

The attentive audience.

Presenting.

All eyes on the slide.

The lovely Dr Rozinah, our lecturer and our chaperon.
Image credit: INET Chula

The end of presentation.

'A very good and practical piece of work!' 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jaitip , Dept. of Education and Communication Technology,
 Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University

'Very passionate and this is what I've been waiting for!' Dr Ana Donaldson,
the past president of AECT (Association for Educational Communications and Technology)
 and is a Contributing Faculty member for Walden University in the online PhD Educational Technology program

Being complimented by a professor from Khonkaen Uni.

Keep it up!

It's very practical!

Dr Jaitip clarifies.

An assurance from Dr Jaitip.

After the presentation.
Image credit: INET Chula


Phew!

The twelve paper presenters with Dr Ana.
Image credit: INET Chula


With the professors and the Team USM.
Image credit: INET Chula

Team USM.

One more, Team USM.

Thank you Dr Jaitip.



Thank you Dr Ana.

I did it!

Overall, I truly enjoyed being part of the conference. Apart from getting a huge round of applause from the delegates and being lauded the most passionate and lively presentation, there are a few take home messages that I will definitely apply in my future undertakings:
  • Being too humble can limit momentum, cause you to not celebrate accomplishments, and give reasons as to why you shouldn’t take risks. 
  • An overabundance of humility can cause you to lack self confidence.
  • Nobody is perfect but everyone is perfect in their own way.
  • You can do it if you believe you can.

Sophyta

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