Last night Mary and I presented at Gibbs College on Newbury Street in Boston, MA. I thought we both ROCKED!!
We were asked by the Instructor, Cheryl Dorsey to help the students with their Oral/Interpersonal Communications Course - with their "GROUP PRESENTATIONS" helping them with ways feel comfortable as a "group" and speaking in front of the class.
Mary and I did research and we offered many constructive tips and tricks. We started off with an ICE BREAKER - we had them write their name, major and a hobby/achievement/sport on an index cards, had them pair off and the go to the front of the room and read the other persons card. We had them take their personality tests because this will come in handy when they work in groups - especially with stregnths and weaknesses. http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp (TAKE YOURS NOW!). BTW - Mary and are ar BOTH ESFJ - Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging - two alikes working together!
We played the "Yes But"..."Yes And" game - which is an improve excercize (DON'T DENY) because it stops the scene from moving forward. We wanted to let them know that everyone's ideas are important when the are Brain Storming their topic together.
We shared with them our personal experiences along with hand-outs. We wrapped up our presentation with a "Call To Action" and suggested they join a Toastmaster Club to help them with their "fear of public speaking". We left Toastmasters materials, passed along a sign up sheet clip board and today I am following-up with emails to connect the students with clubs in their areas.
This was a win/win - Mary and I were able to present Group Presentations to the class, simultaneously plug TOASTMASTERS!! http://www.toastmasters.org/ AND Cheryl mentioned that she also teaches at Roxbury Community College... and would like to have us present there as well! More news as we go along!
Sherri Raftery, M. Ed. & Mary Cheyne, M. B.A.
Resource link we used on Group Presentations from David Nowell - Contents Copyright ©2002-05, David Nowell. All Rights Reserved.
Personality Tests link - http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp