As a club member of Video Lab you go through a program of 10 assignments. Each assignment is designed to help you improve one specific components that makes a great video: presentation structure, tonality, vocal variety, editing and many other things. Lastly we combine all these aspects into the final assignment.
01 – Ice Beaker – 3 min.
This assignment is to Introduce yourself to the group and get a feel for where your are at with your presentation skills. This is a way for other people in the group to get to know you better.
02 – Structure you Presentation – 3 min.
Use a structure and outline to organize your content. Make a video on any topic. Here is a great example resource.
– Use an outline.
– Create and effective opening and conclusion to your presentations.
– Use smooth transitions between your points.
03 – Feedback – 3 – 4 min
Make a video on any topic. Apply the feedback from “02 – Organize your speech”. Create another take an updated take on the last video or create something new with the feedback in mind.
– Remember to add the feedback you are trying to address to the description of you presentation. This will help inform the other members on the changes you made.
04 – How You Say It! – 3-4 min
This time we focus on communicating our ideas clearly, vividly and accurately using the right words and sentence structures. Use rhetorical devices to enhance your idea. Eliminate unnecessary word.
05 – Connect with Stories – 3 min.
A good story enhances your speech and makes it memorable. Use stories and anecdotes to enhance your message.
Use at least 1 story in your video.
06 – Vocal Variation – 3 min.
Use voice volume, pitch, tempo and quality to reflect and add meaning to your message.
07 – Effective Body Language (3-4 min)
08 – Effective Use of Visuals and Editing – 3 min.
09 – Engage with Humor – 3 min.
The purpose of this assignment is to use humor as a tool for story telling and to connect with your audience. Create a video that contains at least on joke or humorous story.
10 – The Power to Persuade – 3 min.
Combine different techniques you have learned for previous project to present a talk that persuades the audience to accept your proposal and viewpoint.
To do this you need to appeal to the viewers self-interest, building a logical foundation for agreement, and arouse emotional commitment to your cause.