Group Presentation for Project

Each group will give a presentation about the website project they have been working on.

Just as your project has been a group effort, your presentation should be as well.  Each group member MUSThave a speaking part and the presentation should flow well between each speaker.  Plan very clear transitions between each speaker.  Such as, “Now that I have shown you how the data supports this project, I will turn it over to Mary who will discuss some concerns we had on this project.”

Your website will be your visual aid, so organize your speaking parts on who will show and speak to what part.  The demonstration of the website is a very important part of this presentation, so practice with that.  You may use a title slide with your group name, members’ names and titles, etc.

Remember your professionalism…..dress in business casual, use great eye contact, speak up, stay professional while your other group members are speaking ( don’t lean on wall) and direct your attention to them.  Remember to explain any jargon that you may use.  Be prepared for Q&A afterwards.

Each group will turn in one typed coped of the outline to me the day of your presentation.

Here is the template for the outline you need to use:

Introduction (Group member________________)

I.  Attention Getter (use a unique way to introduce the project)

II.  Listener Relevance (Justify the value of the topic and connect to audience)

III.  Speaker Credibility (this is where you introduce your group and members)

IV.  Thesis Statement (state the goal of the presentation)

V.  Preview (map out the main points of the presentation)

Transition (move listeners clearly to first main point)

Body

I.  Main Point One (Group Member_______________)

Listener Relevance link:

A.

B.

Transition (hit main points covered and preview next point)

II.  Main Point Two (Group Member _______________)

Listener Relevance link:

A.

B.

Transition (hit main points covered and preview next point)

Use as many Main Points as needed not to exceed five.

Conclusion (Group Member______________)

I.  Restate thesis

II.  Summarize main points

III.  Clincher (tie back to attention getter)

IV.  Invite feedback/questions

 

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Sales Speech

You each will give a 3-5 min presentation to “sell” yourselves to your classmates for placement in to groups for next semester.  You will prepare a typed, formal outline for the speech that will be turned in (hard copy) right before you speak.  For your visual aid, you will create a power point with no more than four (4) slides.  As you present your speeches, your classmates will be taking notes as part of their own grade.  Due date:  November 28 & 30, 2017.

Please use the following preparation outline:

Introduction:

I.  Attention Getter:  (Tell us something that will immediately grab our attention)

II. Listener Relevance: (Tell us why we should listen to this presentation)

III.  Speaker Credibility:  (What research/personal experience make you credible on this topic)  

IV.  Thesis Statement:  (In one sentence, what is the goal of your speech?)   

V.  Preview: (Tell us specifically and concisely, in order, what your main points will be.)        

Transition: (Take us to the first main point)

Body:

I. Main Point One:

Listener Relevance Link:  (Tell us how this point connects to us)

A.

1.

2.

B.

1.

2.

Transition: (Take us to the second main point)

II.  Main Point Two:

Listener Relevance Link:  (Tell us how this point connects to us)

A.

1.

2.

B.

1.

2.

Transition:(Take us to the conclusion)

Conclusion:

I.  Restate Thesis (Restate the main idea of the presentation)

II.  Main Point Summary (Explicitly review the main points you talked about)

III.  Clincher  (Refer back to attention getter)

 

                                                                                                                                                                                

Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Please answer these questions in your blog post about your experience building the tower with your team.  Be sure to include photos, measurements and outcomes.

  1. Was there a leader in your group?   Who was it and who decided who the leader would be?
  2. If you had no leader, do you think having designated someone a leader would have helped?
  3. How helpful was everyone on your team in the process of building the tallest structure?  Did anyone appear to be an expert?
  4. Did any team members tune out the activity–out of frustration with other members or for some other reason?  What could you have done to keep all members of the group fully engaged?
  5. Did you feel everyone’s ideas were well received during the activity?
  6. How did you feel as the time limit was approaching?  Did pressure increase?  If yes, was that helpful or not?
  7. In retrospect, what could you have done differently throughout this process?

Marshmallow Tower Challenge

Please answer these questions in your blog post about your experience building the tower with your team.  Be sure to include photos, measurements and outcomes.

  1. Was there a leader in your group?   Who was it and who decided who the leader would be?
  2. If you had no leader, do you think having designated someone a leader would have helped?
  3. How helpful was everyone on your team in the process of building the tallest structure?  Did anyone appear to be an expert?
  4. Did any team members tune out the activity–out of frustration with other members or for some other reason?  What could you have done to keep all members of the group fully engaged?
  5. Did you feel everyone’s ideas were well received during the activity?
  6. How did you feel as the time limit was approaching?  Did pressure increase?  If yes, was that helpful or not?
  7. In retrospect, what could you have done differently throughout this process?

Organizational Culture Assignment

Assignment:  Cultural analysis of IT Minor Class

Format:  Typed, Double spaced, Include opening paragraph, Body, Closing paragraph, Hard copy turned in 10-19-2017

Organizations are created to accomplish goals.  In the process of working toward those goals, a culture develops.  A culture is the character and personality of your organization.  It’s what makes your organization unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors and attitudes.

A part of your project experience will be to identify and describe the culture of the organization with which you are working.  We are going to use this class for practice in identifying the elements of an organization’s culture.

Most of us are at least subconsciously aware of the culture of any group or organization of which we are members.  Several of the elements are discovered by participation within the group while others are realized through observation.  Some of the major elements of culture are:

  1.  Rites, ceremonies and rituals
  2. Fairy tales, myths, stories and legends
  3. Heros
  4. Language
  5. Humor and play
  6. Rules
  7. Metaphors
  8. Physical setting
  9. Stories
  10. Values

To understand the “cultural identification” process USE THIS CLASS as an example.  From the 10 elements above, CHOOSE 5 and describe this class in those terms.  You will need to include examples for each element.

***Remember to use examples to support your element choices.  This is often the most forgotten part of this assignment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflective Practice

Reflective practice is, in its simplest form, thinking about or reflecting on what you do.  It is closely linked to the concept of learning from experience in that you think abut what you did, and what happened, and decide from that what you would do differently next time.

Thinking about what has happened is part of being human.  However, the difference between casual thinking and reflective practice requires a conscious effort to think about events, and develop insights into them.  Once you get into the habit of using reflective practice you will probably find it useful at school, work and at home.

Answer the following prompts on your blog before class on Wednesday 9/27/2017.

  1.  IDENTIFY:  Identify a situation you encountered in your work or personal life that you believe could have been dealt with more effectively.
  2. DESCRIBE:  What happened?  When and where did the situation occur?  Any other thoughts your have about the situation?
  3. REFLECT:  How did you behave?  What thoughts do you have?  How did it make you feel?  Were there factors that influenced the situation?  What have you learned from the experience?
  4. THEORIZE:  Was the outcome expected or unexpected?  What behaviors do you think might have changed the outcome?
  5. EXPERIMENT:  Is there anything you could do or say now to change the outcome?  What action(S) can you take to change similar reactions in the future?  What behaviors might you try?

Reflection on ethical feedback

After engaging in the feedback process for your Space Dragon project, write a reflection blog about how you used the Sandwich Method and how you felt about the process.  Be sure to include the name of your dyadic partner, what you learned from them and if there were any adjustments you made to your project after listening to their input.

Myers-Briggs Assignment

After completing your Myers Briggs Personality Indicator, please go to http://www.truity.com and locate your personality type.  After reading the descriptions, please answer the following questions on your blog:

  1.  Based on what you have learned about your MBTI profile, what do you need/expect in your work environment?
  2. What type of leader do you expect to be and how does this profile reflect that?
  3. When working on a team/in a group, how do you think knowing the other people’s profiles would change the group interactions?