Have you ever attended a meeting or speech where you dozed off because you were bored?
Why did you get bored (Was the speaker monotone? Did the speech run on too long? Was the content dry? Another reason?)
Have you ever experienced a “Jaw Dropping Moment” (see Ch. 5, Talk Like Ted)? Why was it a “Jaw Dropping Moment?”
In Week 9, you will have a presentation to complete. Share with us the topic that you have decided on. What are 1-2 things you can do to deliver a “Jaw-Dropping Moment” in your presentation?
Post your initial response by Wednesday, midnight of your time zone, and reply to at least 2 of your classmates’ initial posts by Sunday, midnight of your time zone.
Here are some related materials you might find interesting to help you prepare for this week’s discussion post and next week’s Assignment 3:
A slide show from “Talk Like Ted” (skip past the first few slides):
“How to Deliver a Killer Workplace Presentation That Would Rival a Ted Talk”
“9 Science-Backed Methods for Happier, More Productive Meeting”
Please remember to include both JWMI and external resources in your discussion post (in-text citations) and list them in your reference section.
Have a great week – stay safe.