Presentation to 4th Grade Class

Well, this is not like most of our posts, but I thought some of you might enjoy reading about a presentation I recently gave to my daughter's 4th grade class. Her school teachers were having a "Communications Workshop" on a Saturday morning. Students could select from presentations given by local professionals on topics such as:
    Written Persuasion
    Using Facts and Emotion
    Public Speaking
    Effective Presentations
    Advertising and Marketing
    What's a Silly Band?
    Thinking On Your Feet
    Be a Presenter
    Captivating the Audience
    Presenting Through PowerPoint

The last one, Presenting Through PowerPoint, was given by me.

Students could select four of the above 30-minute "break out sessions". I had between 10 and 20 students in each of my four sessions.

What was very cool was to see these very sharp 4th graders learning the art of communicating effectively. Also, they paid attention and were very actively engaged.

If you want to see the presentation, check out our papers and presentations under the heading "Communications Workshop". I'll have it up there shortly.