Overview

This activity is intended to make students aware of the importance of conveying emotions during a presentation.

The instructor divides the class into two and explains to the class to pick a partner from the opposite group and announces that the students will present to their partner what they ate for breakfast this morning. Privately, the instructor explains to Group 1 that they will present in the most bummed out way and privately to Group 2 that they will present in the most excited way.

Students then pair off and present to one another. The class then gets into a circle and ...

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This activity is intended to make students aware of the importance of conveying emotions during a presentation.

The instructor divides the class into two and explains to the class to pick a partner from the opposite group and announces that the students will present to their partner what they ate for breakfast this morning. Privately, the instructor explains to Group 1 that they will present in the most bummed out way and privately to Group 2 that they will present in the most excited way.

Students then pair off and present to one another. The class then gets into a circle and discusses what they think happened when they were presenting to one another. The instructor explains what she told each group to do and explains how conveying moods is a critical part of giving a good presentation; if people are bored, it means the presenter may be conveying a bored mood.

Students are encouraged to practice picking a mood and conveying it in their presentations (e.g. inspiring, moving, funny, call to arms, etc.).

This activity is intended for class size of 20 students.

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Objectives

To understand the impact of conveying an emotion is during a presentation.

Context and requirements

Level U1-U3
Discipline Social Sciences
Course Indigenous Studies
Activity Content Presentation skills
Technological Requirements None
Best Use Practice, Preparation

Author’s Notes

Benefits

This activity get students into a different headspace; they present to one another and emotions are being used. This activity is fun, gets the students out of their comfort zone and gets them networking with their peers

Challenges

Some students are shy and just giggle- they don’t do the activity properly.

Tips

Instruct the student to pair with non-friends and to continue practising this exercise outside of class, especially before a presentation.

Activity Pedagogical Components

Concept demonstration

In GROUPS of two, students present to one another what they ate for breakfast using different emotions in order to convey the importance of mood in presentations. This is done IN CLASS.

Peer instruction

In GROUPS of two, students present to one another what they ate for breakfast using different emotions in order to convey the importance of mood in presentation (without knowing the emotion being presented). As a CLASS, students discussed what mood they thought was being conveyed and the importance of mood and presentation skills. This is done IN CLASS.

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