Unit 4.1 Discussion: Critiquing Presentations
Unit 4.1 Discussion: Critiquing Presentations
· Some areas to note in your critique: an engaging introduction, smooth transitions, credible evidence to support main ideas, concise conclusion with a memorable ending, varied tone of voice, eye contact and other body language.
· In response to your peers, comment on any similarities you shared in your critique of the speeches. (Please respond to at least two classmates’ posts.)
The first speech, “First World Problems,” by Sarah, was organized, starting with an example of the topic of her speech. This captured the audience’s attention as this piece of information was humorous. Throughout her speech, she kept the audience’s attention span on her speech by continuously adding humorous examples. This reaction allows the listeners to follow the main idea throughout the speech. As for the delivery of the speech, I feel as though pauses should be more exaggerated, and the pace should be slowed. Also, the tone of voice could be switched from time to time, as this video reminded me of news reporting at times. My engagement with the speech went up as the speaker changed positions on stage and used hand motions and facial expressions.
Alicia’s speech, “How Guinea Pigs Help Autistic Children,” was organized by starting with a fact about a child relevant to her topic. This gave the audience a connection and a better understanding of the main idea of the speech. I noted that she stated what her speech would consist of and transitioned using data and connecting them with evidence throughout the speech. The delivery of her speech was excellent. She remained in a positive, uplifting tone and voiced her opinion at a reasonable volume. I think the pace was not perfect, but it was slowed enough that you had time to hear everything correctly. My engagement was at a high level throughout this speech because of the volume and tone of her voice. Also, the movement across the stage went well with her voice. Another small detail I enjoyed was how she incorporated the picture into her speech a second time; this was done as an audience eye-catcher.
Both informative speeches did well at planning and organizing the speech’s structure prior to the presentation. This is shown when the audience is engaged and reacting. Also, quickly understanding and being able to flow with the information I received shows in another way that the presentations were organized to be easy to follow and listen to.
In the video “First World Problems” she mentions how people use hashtags and think that they are stating problems, when they really aren’t problems. How social media or wifi could possibly be the problem in the world. Their is certain social media sites that are causing problems with all different situations, and all different ages of individuals. The growth of ” hashtag first world problems” has been easily foreseen. There is hashtag presence, hashtag speech, hashtag topic, and many more to make the hashtag promise. This vide gives people a better outlook that their is more going on in the world than just social media.
In the video “How Guinea Pigs Help Autistic Children” I feel like this is a great way to help the individuals take care of something. This is a way to keep them calm in certain daily struggles that they might be facing. Having difficulties with socializing and communication is hard enough, and as mentioned the guinea pig is a calming solution. This could definitely be a way to get the individual involved in a routine. Where they can use daily life skills to help build communication skills. Letting the individual choose an activity, sport, or taking car of an animal allows them to be open in their own ways. I have personally worked with autistic individuals. In the begging I read their care plans that way I get to know them, their interests, and their goals that they would like to achieve one day. Then I will go above and beyond to help them achieve and reach they goals. These individuals do not like change, they prefer a consistent schedule and daily routine. Giving them their space and having good body mechanics while communicating to each other is definitely key point. Having eye contact makes them feel like you are listening to then and are paying attention to what they have to say. Engaging them into a new change definitely has to be a smooth change and nothing rational. Also I treat others how I would like to be treated. When speaking make sure that you use a calm voice, no loud noises, or different transitions happening without a smooth transition. Honestly try not doing this, this could cause triggers in the situation that is occurring.
· Unit 4 Discussion: Pricing Strategies
We want to hear your opinions so please try to post more than the ABSOLUTE MINIMUM of 3 times in this weekly conversations. Here’s a set of recommendations:
· Try to post your initial post on Monday or Tuesday (no later than Wednesday)
· Try to post at least 2 responses (absolute minimum requirement) to other students on separate days of the week
· 1 on Thursday
· 1 on Friday
However, if you are interested being eligible for top grades… please consider entering a total of 5 (or more) contributions to the weekly conversations on separate days of the week!
All this provides the rest of our group with additional time to respond in a thoughtful way and contribute meaningful insight to the conversations! We all have our individual perspectives so please share your personal experiences as they relate to the weekly conversation!