This week we started off with a really cool spoken word poem called Heaven or Whatever. This was such a cool spoken word piece, and it made me realize just how much something you say can have an impact on another person. I don’t usually like listening to things because I have difficulty processing things fast enough to realize the weight of their words. When there is a visual component it is a lot easier to feel the weight of the speaker’s words.
Moving on in the week we were focused on our ‘What is Literature?’ project. While most of the week was spent getting our thoughts together, but we did have questions about how we should format our presentations. After it was explained, I feel like what we are saying can have so much more impact than when we first started the project. It is not just what we say but how we choose to say it, and the formatting that is used. You do not want to just have the information spewed at you without any thing that would engage you.
Next week we are going to watch a TED Talk about how to present in a way that engages our audience. I am really excited to work on presentation skills because they are very valuable for life. Watching the TED Talk will also be very helpful because TED Talk speakers always engage their audience. I’m looking forward to being able to present next week and see others present.
Don't underestimate the power of words!