To get myself ready for the representation assignment I used the old practice in the mirror trick. I felt kind of stupid doing it but I was watching my body language, my eye contact and listening for clarity. It usually makes me very nervous doing a presentation but it really helped that I was able to do it in front of a family member. I felt that because I was less nervous I was able to perform better. When I get nervous I find that I speed up the pace of my presentation. Being able to practice in front of a family member also helped me control my speed and word pronunciation.