DATE SENIOR BOARDS ARE Thursday April 28 th. ALL STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE THERE. NOTIFY YOUR EMPLOYER
All activities cancelled. PEER SUPPORT All students are to remain in their Board Rooms for all presentations. 20 point deduction from overall presentation grade if you leave without permission. IMPORTANT
SPEECH CONTENTScore _______ / 100 Introduction: Gets audience’s attention; states the purpose/topic of the speech. Body: Logical organization with transitions; ideas presented and supported well; depth of research apparent and a learning stretch. Conclusion: Effectively ends entire presentation by reviewing items covered, and coming to a clear ending. Diction: Language is appropriate to the topic. Unless part of the presentation, language should reflect correct grammar. Coverage: Topic is fully covered, with no obvious omissions of material relevant to the topic. Research: Reference to the research and “learning stretch” COMMENT: ____________________________________
You are judged on your organization (clear intro, well supported ideas, clear ending). Ask yourself: “If I were the person listening, what would I want to know about the person I’m listening to?” Introduction Be brief: 30-60 seconds Include: Welcome & introduce Name, topic, something interesting Goal: Grab the listener’s attention Use any of the following techniques Open with a stirring fact or statement Humor (if appropriate) Relate topic to current event SPEECH CONTENT
Body Full coverage of essential information – make your facts clear so that the listener understands what your are talking about. Conclusion Summarize the main points Also consider the language used (grammar and clarity of speech).
subject of research paper? tell about your research connection between research paper and the product product prepared with assistance of mentor “learning stretch” *** challenges faced BE SURE YOU ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING:
SPEECH DELIVERYScore _______ / 100 Eye contact is made with each of the judges. Voice volume is loud enough to be clearly heard. Rate of speech is appropriate. Gestures/body language enhance the speech & reflect confidence. Voice is pleasant. COMMENT: _________________________________________
Know your audience. Make eye contact and speak loudly enough to be heard Demonstrate confidence through appropriate body language: vocal quality, arm gestures, solid footing, and proper posture Show enthusiasm for your topic with strong vocal projection, appropriate inflection, and a steady pace No “uhs”, “you know”, “like”, etc. SPEECH DELIVERY
Communicate your interest in the topic – if you’re bored, your audience will be too. Note Cards
DRESS & APPEARANCEScore _______ / 100 Clothing is professional unless speaker is in costume. Boys: ties, dress pants, dress shoes and socks Girls: close-toed shoes; pants suit or other business dress; skirts and dresses knee length or longer. No distracting face jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, hats, body piercings COMMENT: _____________________________________________
Full credit will be given in this area if you are wearing a costume made especially for the presentation. Costume should enhance your presentation. Otherwise, dress will be judged by business standards. Dress and Appearance
Gentlemen: shirts and ties, dress slacks, jackets are not required, dress shoes and dark socks, sneakers or sandals are not acceptable, personal hygiene, piercings, jewelry.
Ladies: –business suit, –skirt with a nice conservative blouse, –or dress with sleeves, –knee length, –pant suits are appropriate, –no open-toed shoes, sneakers, or flip flops, –no outlandish jewelry or hair styles, –piercings, –no skin, –personal hygiene.
Hose are no longer the fashion, but closed shoes are preferable in lieu of open-toed shoes. The workplace can vary concerning the different types of shoes that can be worn, but closed-toed are usually the safe avenue for any job.
VISUAL AIDSScore _______ / 100 Neat and professional appearance Visual is a useful illustration of key information in speech. Visual makes a logical connection to content of speech. Speaker makes effective use of visual during speech; not distracting. Product made may serve as a visual. COMMENT: ______________________________________
VISUAL AIDS ( All presentations require a visual component.)
All of the following are appropriate. A demonstration, dance, performance A picture board or poster A Flip n’ Tell organizer, like a flip chart A product created for Senior Project A PowerPoint presentation or Video
VISUAL AIDS Purpose: To clarify your speech— SHOULD NOT BE THE FOCUS OF YOUR PRESENTATION ! PowerPoint—DO NOT READ!!! Do not turn your back to the audience VIDEO—No longer than 2 minutes. Counts as part of your 8-10 minute presentation.
Visual Aids cont. Be prepared for equipment failure!!! Equipment NOT provided: –CD player/DVD player*** (check the room assigned) –slide projector –tape recorder –easel –tape
PowerPoint Etiquette Check out this website: http://www.rapides.k12.la.us/VI/Power Point Etiquette.pps
RESPONSE to JUDGES’ QUESTIONS Score _______ / 100 Student’s honest effort and involvement with his/her work is clear. Competent answers reflect confidence in speaker’s knowledge. Answers show depth and understanding of research. Answers reflect commendable effort on product. COMMENT: ________________________________________
Each presenter will be asked at least 2 or 3 questions from the judges. Purpose: To see how you respond to unprepared answers. Bear in mind that with only 12 – 15 hours of experience and a short research project, you will be judged on the limited knowledge you have. Magnet students—you will have had more hours and more in depth research. 5-MINUTE QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD
Presentation Skills Website: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~comcoach/index.html help students improve their oral presentation skills topics currently covered by the website –Delivery –Content –Visual Aids –Q & A
You will be penalized for going under or over the allotted time.
ROOM ASSIGNMENTS Student Needs Form—Must be filled out. No Needs—Be sure to mark. Failure to indicate your needs, room will be assigned randomly. Needs Form is Due No Later than November 5th. NO ROOM CHANGES
IMPORTANT If your mentor evaluation forms are not in, you will not be assigned to a board room.
MENTOR HOURS Hours were to have been completed by April 11th. If you have completed the hours, go ahead and have your mentor fax your forms to Mrs. Nicely. Due April. 15 th. Mentors were contacted last week. Check with your mentors.
PORTFOLIOS DUE APRIL 22 nd COMPLETED !!! Teacher Committee will check for content the week of April 25-26 th. If portfolios are not turned in and a grade given by April 25th, you will not present. You will be removed from your assigned Board Room.
Room Assignments will be given to you on Monday April 25. Check your assigned room. DO NOT wait until the day of the Boards. Plan how you will present, where you will put your product and how you will show your visual. Test your PowerPoint on the computer to be used in that room. CHECK ROOMS
Board Day Portfolio—place in the CORRECT Board Room box located in MC. Must be in the box by 3:00 pm. –Include 1 extra copy of your Letter to the Judges Report to the cafeteria between 5:45-6:00 –Be sure you check in with an English teacher. Do not “hang out” around the Media Center At 6:15 pm, presenters will report to their Board Rooms. First presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.
Board Room Expectations What will occur when you report to the your Board Room?
PORTFOLIOS/NOTEBOOKS Take your portfolio or notebook with you when you leave the Board Room at the end of the evening.
PIZZA PARTY Following the Boards in the cafeteria. NEXT DAY Scores and comments from the judges and your overall presentation grade. STUDENT SURVEY (Non-Magnet Students Only)
IF YOU QUESTION YOUR SCORE? What do you do? –Write a note about what you think is wrong and attach to all rubrics. –Return to your teacher who will get them to me. –A Committee will determine if your concern is legitimate. –But scores will not be changed just because you don’t agree.