Assignment--Group project, Inspirational person, Fall 18 (1) - Psy 305 Group project Inspirational person Overview As mentioned on the syllabus you

Assignment--Group project, Inspirational person, Fall 18 (1)

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Psy 305 Group project: Inspirational person Overview As mentioned on the syllabus, you will be part of a group of 3-4 students who prepare an interesting presentation on an inspirational person. The group will prepare a presentation that presents the person’s life story, discusses the person’s chosen cause, and demonstrates lessons that we can all apply. There are so many inspirational people in our world who have done wonderful things with their lives. Interestingly, many of these people’s lives follow the same basic pattern. Often they come from very modest and normal backgrounds (and in fact, many come from disadvantaged backgrounds) and often they face enormous challenges or obstacles. But they all have a vision or a dream or a goal, and they are able to build their life’s work around this vision. Usually the vision seems so far out, unrealistic, impossible, or just plain stupid that they are told “that will never happen.” But you know what? These inspirational people make the impossible happen. We would like to learn more about these inspirational people, especially so that we can use them as role models for our own lives. Most of us have the feeling that we couldn’t be the next Mother Teresa, Gandhi, or MLK, Jr., but if you learn more about these people’s lives, you’ll realize that you have every chance to succeed at your dreams if you follow the lessons that they have left for us. The Purpose In practically every career option you could pursue, a part of your job will depend on making presentations to a small audience: teaching and training, demonstrations, sales pitches, team meetings, etc. You simply cannot graduate from college without knowing how to put together a top quality formal presentation. Further, in practically every career option you could pursue, a part of your success will depend on working effectively with other people. No one works in isolation; everyone is a member of a team. If you develop the skills to work well with others, you are likely to enjoy more professional success. The purpose of this project is to create an opportunity for you to develop skills related to making presentations and working in groups. The Presentation The goal of the presentation is to put together an interesting, informative, and engaging presentation that teaches the class about a person who you find to be an inspiration. Your goal is to inform and inspire the audience! To give you some structure as you start thinking about your presentation, here is a basic outline: 1. Life story: the what, when, who, where, etc. of the person’s life that follows the story of The Dream Giver. 2. The cause: What cause has the person championed, what problem has the person tried to solve, what are some basic facts about the problem?

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