The Bowmar Builders are an FLL team associated with Bowmar Elementary School. The purpose of this blog is to help other students interested in robotics to learn from what we have learned. As an FLL Robotics team we use the Lego EV3 robotics system and the Mindstorms graphical programming language.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

TED Talks on Communication

Effective Communication

By Aaron Byrd

Effective communication is at the heart of the project, robot design, and core values judging. The judges need to see and feel your team's passion and enthusiasm for their project, their robot, and their team. They need to know and understand why you chose the project and how your project changed your team, your school, and your community.

Here are a few TED talks that talk about public speaking and go over speaking skills. It will be helpful to have the students watch these videos, have a discussion on them, and pull out one or two key details that your team and team members want to apply.

TED's Secret to Great Public Speaking
How ideas and communicating ideas can change the world.

10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation
10 useful rules for improving people's interest in your topics and how you communicate with them.

The Secret Structure of Great Talks
Structure for creating contrast, interest, and motivation in a talk.

How to Speak so that People Want to Listen
Discusses seven deadly sins of speaking, four cornerstones for powerful speaking, and tools in the speaking toolbox. Includes vocal exercises.

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