Mindset for Success
Please watch the 15-minute Ted Talk first, “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmfikLimeQ8” Then answer the questions:DirectionsTalk about “Programming your mind for success” by Carrie Green Ted Talk:• Deeply learn the content of your chosen Ted Talk.• Analyze the entire talk and choose one key takeaway/lesson to explain or “teach” to your audience (future success of students).• Consider your audience and determine how to make your takeaway/lesson relevant and useful/impactful to them.• Organize your content for clarity.• Choose a single image to represent your Talk.Introduction1. Grab our attention• e.g.: Raise your hand if you’ve ever used your brain to think about your brain?2. Establish the credibility of your Ted Talker• e.g.: Today I am going to “introduce” you to Jill Bolte-Taylor, brain scientist and stroke survivor.3. Tell us their expertise/topic?4. Relate the topic of this Ted Talk to your audience.• e.g.: A powerful story told well can change lives. Jill’s story might change yours.5. Include a thesis statement (must reference your 3 main points• e.g.: Today I am going to talk to you about why I chose this Talk, what I learned, why it matters, and how Jill connected to me as an audience member.6. Thoughtfully transition to first main point• e.g.: First, why what Jill says matters to me, and why it should matter to you…Three questions/main points to address in the BODY of your conversation:) Why did you choose this Ted Talk & this topic? Why does it matter to you?o This is an opportunity to infuse your conversation with emotion and humanize yourself.i. Tell a storyii. Relate information to our collective experience (general)iii. Relate information to a current event (specific)2) What did your talker add to the conversation, and why does it matter?o In your own words, tell us ONE interesting/cool/applicable thing you learned and then tell us why it matters. Do not summarize the entire Talk.o OWN the content, versus trying to memorize someone else’s words.3) What did your Ted talker do to connect to you as they delivered their conversation?o Here are some ways to think about this prompt:o Are their examples especially relatable?o Do they use quality imagery to support their content?o Is their delivery unique?o Is there strong emotional appeal?Conclusiono Be inspired! Make yours memorable.o e.g.: We are in this together.Ask one audience questiono Embed one audience question in your conversation. You will ask this question when you present and pause for a “response” as though your audience were present. Review the Beginning Your Masterpiece lecture for more details on audience questions.Use one image to represent your Talko Choose ONE image that represents your talk. Make it spectacular.
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