Presentation Skills - Citizen

Building a Culture of Learning

Management consultant Peter Drucker famously said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  And so while as a presenter, the plan you have created for your audience is important, so too is the culture you cultivate for participants.  Creating a sense of culture in a short window of time among participants who may or may not know each other is an exciting opportunity challenge.  

Below are a few resources and things to practice as you take on that challenge as a presenter.

Resources for New Learning Questions for Reflection Potential Tasks for Skill Development

Tips for Room Setup and Use by Global Learning Partners

8 Tips for Balancing Dialogue with Content by Jeanette Romkema, Kathy Hickman and Elaine Wiersma

Appreciative Inquiry, resource by Center for Appreciative Inquiry at Champlain College

4 Ways to Create a Learning Culture on Your Team by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic and Josh Bersin

Tim Brown on Nudging Your Company Culture Toward Creativity by Tim Brown

Fun Retrospectives: Energizers by Paoulo Caroli and Taina Caetano

How might how you design your presentational space impact the culture of learning among audience members?

When have you been part of an optimal culture of learning?  What were the elements that made it optimal?  How might you recreate some or all of those elements within your presentation?

What opportunities exist for you to model a culture of learning within your presentation?  

How do you build culture quickly and among people that may or may not know one another?

How might ritual and celebration contribute to culture?  How might you weave those things within your presentation?

What compels you to learn?  What makes you feel connected to others? How might you create opportunities for both among participants?

Create a ritual that all participants, no matter what you are presenting on, experience.  

Use an Appreciative Inquiry cycle to cultivate a learning culture within your presentations.

Borrow some of the advice from the resources for new learning.  

Generate a list of advice that sounds like you and look for intentional opportunities to weave that advice into your practice as a presenter.  Start small, get feedback, and reflect.

Identify energizers that support the kind of learning culture you want to create within your presentations.  Keep a journal of the energizers you try and how your audience responds.


Sharing, Licensing & Intellectual Property Rights

As our world becomes increasingly digital and increasingly open, we have more resources at our disposal than ever before.  What is our responsibility to attribution, to contribution, and to ensuring the content we use and promote models digital citizenship?

Below are a few resources and things to practice as you take on that challenge as a presenter.

Resources for New Learning Questions for Reflection Potential Tasks for Skill Development

Digital Citizenship in Education, ISTE

Digital Citizenship: Professional Development & Advice, Common Sense Education

Be a Model Digital Citizen by John Ross

Creative Commons Licenses Explained  CC Attribution-ShareAlike License

Digital Responsibility by Google for Education

Best Practice for Citing Sources in Presentations by Bryan University (because we can all use reminders)

How to Attribute a CC Licensed Work? by the Community College Consortium for OERs

What are the best practices we are communicating to students around digital citizenship?

What opportunities do I have to model those practices as a presenter to other educators?

What are my rights to the content I create?  Where might I go to get more information about this?

What are the resources I find the most helpful?  How might I engage my network to continue to be a learner in this space?

Where do I stand on sharing what I create with others?  

How am I supporting and contributing to the learning of others as a digital citizen?

Review the resources provided on sites like Google for Education, ISTE, Digital Promise, and Common Sense Education.  Read through their blogs, take one of their courses.  How might staying current on digital citizenship enable you to be a model digital citizen?

Join a #digcit Twitter chat.  Connect with others in this space and ask questions and share ideas.  How might broadening and engaging your network allow you to be a model digital citizen?

Consider being a reviewer of Open Educational Resources or licensing your work under a Creative Commons license.    How does active participation make you a better and/or more engaged digital citizen?


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