The test on Communications and Organizational Culture will be delayed until Monday, May 26 so we can focus on the final Conference preparations. I have scheduled the Library on Tuesday and Lab 220 on Wednesday.
Every Workshop group and exec team had an opportunity to present at least once in the auditorium last week. It was nice to see so many of you Friday before class started in the auditorium to make sure the equipment worked and your presentations were ready. We will have to do that again next Thursday in our final rehearsal in the Auditorium. On the conference day, which is next Friday, May 23, you should be in the auditorium by 8 A.M. at the latest!
All presentations, including the exec intro and conclusion, need to be improved and practised. Here are some ideas:
- Meet with your team and decide who can do what to improve the presentation. Everyone can work on 1-2 slides to come up with ideas and adding material for the main section your are presenting.
- As Jacob clearly commented at the rehearsal, the presentations need more visuals (Company and conference logos, images, or screen shots). Try to use examples and screen shots that are personal. Your own Google + or Outlook accounts and pictures.
- Remember that our audience is grade 9-12 students. Make it PRACTICAL, interesting and informative.
- You are also encouraged to re-read my earlier content Blog Posts and the feedback posted on the Wiki
- For the Introduction and Conclusion, I made some suggestions via comment on your Wiki executive status page.
- The workshops and the Conference Intro and Conclusion are 30 Minutes each including approximately 10 for questions and answers. Make sure you have practised and timed your final presentation.
- Remember to market the conference by inviting your teachers to bring their classes (I sent them an e-mail), Tweeting pictures and information about the conference and what ever else is on the Marketing Plan. For example, tweet out our promotional videos and add them to the website.
- You should also review the presentation check-brick criteria and the planning and execution rubric to understand the expectations for the presentation, marketing, and working together as a team.
- On the technical side, the technical managers should make that their team all have access to the software you are presenting with or doing a demo with. You should all be using the software your team is recommending students be use. Add a Screen print of your team on a Google Circle or Google docs, or Collaborating on Prezi.
- Use the Wiki to make suggestion, ask questions, and to post recent material. Make your your info is updated and date info that is new and you want people to review. Reply to other peoples comments.
- Stay positive, encourage each other, volunteer to complete tasks to help the team, and as the Streets say, "Lets Push things Forward" !