My most successful presentation took place during my first Msc. Program at the University of Bolton. The topic was "outsourcing" and amongst the audience were 3senior lecturers. I had over a month to prepare, but with just about a week to go I still hadn't fine tuned my report. Not prepared to accept defeat, I swung into action immediately by developing points that offered credible arguments, appropriate critiques and my own recommendations. Another strategy I employed was to use diagrams, graphs and pictures to sublimely convey information. In the long run my presentation was a major success; I remained calm and confident all through, spoke eloquently and scaled through the Q&A session all within the allotted time. I sparked the admiration of my colleagues and received appraisal from my lecturers. All in all, this entire incident always stands out in memory bank, I always reflect on it when I need a confidence boost.I describe myself as an individual that is never ignorant about getting goals achieved. To benchmark this view, I have utilized the Johari strategy (and the adjective list) to solicit and receive feedback from 4 acquaintances across different spheres of my life. I have gained a first and account of how others see me and to a large extent their opinions reinforce my already held belief in my ability to succeed despite the odds I face. In relation to the incident discussed above, over 60% of my respondents described me as intelligent, imaginative, ambitious and confident. Considering the fact that the above incident has never been discussed with any of my respondents I find the tool kit of very much relevance.However some responses revealed some flaws I was unconscious of (and largely indifferent towards, before the exercise). It was a wake-up call being described as dreamy, critical, lazy, stubborn and over-confident. Indeed I have known myself to be laid back, introverted, self conscious and relentless at certain times but I had no idea some of these attitudes were being perceived in such negative light.