Presenting Ideas (graded)
Persuasive presenters have several traits in common. Browse through TED talks http://www.ted.com/talks or American Rhetoric Website at http://www.americanrhetoric.com/ to find notable speakers who demonstrate strong communication traits. Compare and contrast the ways these speakers meaningfully communicate ideas to their audiences. Include the URL link of the speaker you choose to write about. In a short paragraph, respond to a classmate’s post, indicating whether you agree or disagree with his or her choice, and why.
Oral communication vs. written communication…different skill sets…true, BUT…lots of parallels and overlap as well.
What are the parallels, overlaps, similarities…whatever you want to call it…between oral and written communication? What lessons can we learn and apply when it comes to the effective presentation of ideas?