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Let the micro-presentations begin!

by Steve Krause on November 30th, 2014

I hope everyone had a lovely and productive Thanksgiving break– a combination of whatever you do to celebrate the holiday and a time to get caught up on school, including the work on the formal reports.

Here’s where you’ll post a link to your micro-presentations and also a link to your work in progress formal report. Post it in the comments just like you’ve done before. A few important things to keep in mind though:

  • Remember our previous discussion on what these micro-presentations are supposed to be/could be. I’ve compared this a bit to what are commonly called “Elevator Pitches,” but those are typically really short– like a minute– and these can be up to about 3 minutes long.
  • You could do something as simple as talk through your proposal by recording a video at your computer similar to the way I do videos for class. You could also do something like a Powerpoint presentation with a soundtrack. And hopefully, most of you have figured out at least the basic plan about what you’re going to do before now!
  • You need to upload your videos to YouTube and post a link to your video in the discussions here.
  • Remember that this is a big part of the contest! That is, while I am guessing that not everyone will read everyone’s complete formal report (though I hope all of you at least look at the executive summary for all of the proposals). So as a result of that, this micro-presentation will probably be a major factor in how people vote for the presentations. And again, everyone will vote for what the best proposal (not your own) and the top five vote getters will receive “A’s” on this assignment!
  • Finally, remember also that this is a new aspect of this assignment for me. I don’t have any good examples of micro-presentations because I haven’t done this before. So keep an open mind, be creative, give it a shot, and we’ll see how it turns out.

I’ll post again on Monday to remind people about the peer groups for reviewing and commenting on everyone’s drafts of your complete reports.

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