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!
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.
- Students will discuss the importance of public speaking and the influence it can have on their ability to communicate with and connect with others.
- Students will identify things they can do to prepare for a presentation and become a better public speaker.
- 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.
- With time and practice, you can and will get better at public speaking.
- There is no one way to present. Be yourself and find out what works best for you.
Continue the Conversation:
- The connectivity between thinking-feeling-doing:
- How can we connect what we think about the content we just reviewed to how we are feeling?
- What actions can you take to apply this information in a meaningful way?
- Self, Others, World:
- How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help yourself?
- How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help your friends and family?
- How can you use the information you learned in this lesson to help other people you may encounter?
- Why is the ability to speak to a group of people an essential life skill?
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