Title: How urban spaces can preserve history and build community

Presenter: Walter Hood



  • You project confidence, and you seem comfortable speaking to the group. And that gives you lots of credibility.
  • You do a nice job gesturing with both hands. The gestures are very natural and don't distract from your message.
  • You moved across the stage easily, and I felt that it contributed to the comfortable feeling of listening to you.
  • You are a wonderful storyteller. You have  natural vocal variety, and the whole presentation is very conversational, as if you're telling a story to me in my home. It's so easy for me to listen to you. Sometimes, I feel that you force extra drama into your voice, and I don't feel that you need it. I felt that it distracted from the natural drama that I hear in the rest of your presentation.


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