4 questions 2-3 sentences each
Describe the narrative path that you plan to take. For example, do
you plan to start by describing the social science issue and ultimately
lead the audience to the logic as to why they should care? Do you plan
to open with your research question? Do you plan to use an overarching
analogy? Do you think the narrative of your presentation will work best
as a single story or as a series of examples?
As you continue working on Project Two, you may choose to structure
your presentation differently. You can always edit this response later!
2.In your opinion, was this TED Talk engaging? Did you want to keep
listening? Why or why not? Make special note of any times you felt lost
or confused while viewing the presentation or trying to follow along
with any technical concepts Ornish used to explain his work.
3.After listening to the talk, do you feel personally connected to the
issue? Why or why not? If you were on a committee of people determining
whether to approve funding for Ornish’s work, would you agree to provide
him more funding? Why or why not?
Now think about your own presentation. Of course, you are not
finished constructing the presentation; however, consider what you have
done so far. At this stage you have finished two slides, the narrative
structure and elements, the description of the social science issue, and
an appeal to the audience as to why they should care.
Provide yourself some honest feedback. What areas of your
presentation need the most work? How do you plan to adjust your
presentation so that you communicate your research effectively?