Week 31 -- "How to Give an Impactful Presentation: Even If You Are Scared of Public Speaking!" -- Grade 12

Week 31 -- "How to Give an Impactful Presentation: Even If You Are Scared of Public Speaking!" -- Grade 12

How to Give an Impactful Presentation:

Even If You Are Scared of Public Speaking!

Grade 12

 

Brief Summary: Communication is the key to anything you do in life, and that is why teens having the ability to speak in a public forum is important. Their ability to communicate and present themselves, their thoughts, and their ideas will help them to connect with people and be a positive influence on others. But fear of public speaking is a very real barrier to effective presentations and public speaking. In this lesson, students will examine the importance of public speaking, what they can do to prepare for a public presentation, and discuss tools that can help them become more comfortable presenting in front of others. 

 

Lesson Objectives

  1. Students will discuss the importance of public speaking and the influence it can have on their ability to communicate with and connect with others. 
  2. Students will identify things they can do to prepare for a presentation and become a better public speaker. 

 

Shared Vocabulary:

  1. None

 

Key Takeaways:

  1. It’s not easy to speak in front of a group of people, but public speaking is an important life skill that can help you become successful in life. 
  2. With time and practice, you can and will get better at public speaking. 
  3. There is no one way to present. Be yourself and find out what works best for you.

 

Continue the Conversation:

  1. The connectivity between thinking-feeling-doing: 
    1. How can we connect what we think about the content we just reviewed to how we are feeling? 
    2. What actions can you take to apply this information in a meaningful way?
  2. Self, Others, World: 
    1. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help yourself? 
    2. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help your friends and family? 
    3. How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help other people you may encounter?
  3. Why is the ability to speak to a group of people an essential life skill? 

 

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