But what kind of stock? Beef? Chicken? Vegetable? Stockings? Turns out none. Today's video is about taking stock before a presentation. Take a look to learn more.
|3rd Grade||Language Arts|
|Elementary and Middle School||3rd Grade|
Better triple…no, quadruple check that the parachutes are ready to go.
Going camping for the week?
There's no such thing as too much preparation. [Woman swats a fly off her arm]
Just imagine a week in the forest without bug spray.
Unless you've ever wanted to see if your entire body can become one giant bug bite, we wouldn't [Girl running away from flies]
But here's the thing.
It's great to be prepared for your presentation.
Actually, scratch that – you should always be well-prepared for your presentation.
But if you're so prepared that you end up following your script word-for-word without [Girl reading a script]
paying attention to your surroundings, well, you might miss a few things…
…like that giant T-Rex wearing a bonnet.
And you wouldn't want to miss something that awesome.
Okay, fine, there's no t-rex in a bonnet. [Girl in the hall and teacher appears]
What we meant is you should always pay attention to your audience.
Even in your preparation process, you should prepare to do this! [Coop discussing how to present]
Think of the best speaker you know.
Maybe it's someone on television…or a member of your family…or even your favorite teacher. [Boy thinking of people who are good speakers]
Think of how that person engages their audience.
Chances are, they stand up straight, they speak clearly, and they use a variety of short and
But most importantly, they probably keep a watchful eye on their audience in order to [Dino discussing how to engage with the audience]
get a better sense of how everything is going.
Because what if you look out into your crowd and see that everyone looks downright confused? [Students looking confused]
Well, then you might need to slow down your pacing or try to explain things in a simpler way.
Or, if your audience looks super bored, then you'll probably want to speed things up and
get extra-dramatic in order to keep them interested.
Effective speakers change their presentation on the fly in order to meet the needs of the [Coop discussing how to be an effective speaker]
audience – and that's what you should try and do too!
And while we know this might sound a bit difficult – don't fret. [Girl playing an instrument on stage]
It'll all come naturally to you with enough practice.
And don't forget that human beings love to hear stories – which means that your audience [Old man telling a girl a story]
WANTS to hear what you have to say.
And if, no matter HOW hard you try, you can't seem to keep your audience from looking bored...
Well, that's when you get the hose out. [Water sprayed across students]
We didn't THINK so. [Students running after being sprayed with water]