I felt fairly good about conducting on Friday. One of my major problems in the past dealt with me moving from my shoulder instead of my collar bone. I think this was fairly successful for me. I did not get tired and felt I could move around very well.
One of my biggest issues in Friday's lab was staying with the beat pattern. I know that the beat pattern is not always set in stone, but I felt I could have stayed with it a little better. I try to do more creative things with my left hand which sometimes takes my focus away from the pattern. This shows me the pattern is not fully ingrained yet. Also, I try to do expressive motions with my right hand which distracts me, sometimes, to the point of getting lost.
I noticed fairly often that my motions were not big enough or influential enough. I need to get more comfortable just throwing myself out there. This holds true to some of the teaching exercises I have done as well. It seems as though since I know what I want that everyone else will automatically get it. However, when you are in front of the class conducting, or teaching, the response is great instant feedback. I will definitely try to be more clear with my gestures for the next lab.