I think my mock IO experience could have been better. While the 10-minute presentation went smoothly, my response to questions could have been improved.
I had a tendency of just jumping into the response to questions, rather than articulating my points and thinking through each of the texts in relation to the global issue. I found it very difficult to think through ideas on the spot and would like to take more time to consider my points before speaking. For next time, I will like to prepare some responses to the questions and be more ready to articulate my points effectively. This is especially because I see a clear lack of coherence in my arguments after the main presentation, I jump from different ideas and this would not explore my global issues well through the extract. I think this would also be confusing to the examiner as they can not see my expressions either.
The feedback I received from Jay to slow down and consider each question meaningfully was very helpful and will be something I think of for next time. He also told me that more macro-analysis will be good throughout the presentation, I will try to find ways to implement this.
I also could have shown my passion and genuine interest in the global issue more effectively through my presentation, this could have been through my expression to make the presentation more engaging to the examiner.