RESPOND TO STUDENT POSTS

Elizabeth post

I watched a TED Talk by one of my favorite business and leadership speakers, Simon Sinek, Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe. To me, Sineks presentation this time and always are very successful and impactful because he does not use extra slides or prompts. This is an overarching them in TED talks which is why I prefer them. I think presentations have to be so perfect or else they can ruin a presentation. This way, you dont have to worry about that, the speaker is so great at presenting themselves that you are paying attention and fully invested. In addition to this, Simon is also great at connecting with the audience, he has a great sense of humor but uses it to connect his audience to his message.

Some ways a presenter can connect with the audience is to be honest. People can easily see through lies and false information. In being honest with the audience, it builds trust and people are more likely to listen, process and act on what is being said. I also think emotional appears go a long way in-person by using things such as personal stories or anecdotes.

Tabita post

Why people believe they cant draw and how to prove they can, by Graham Shaw is the video I picked for this weeks topic. After reading this weeks chapters, the first thing I wanted to analyze was the opening for this presentation. Right when he started he asked the audience a question that of course went in with the entire presentation and why people were even interested in listening in the first place. The question How many of you think you can draw? this question allowed the speaker to see how his audience thoughts of themselves, then he went along and showed them an example of what he believed they would be able to accomplish by the time his presentation was over. I thought this was a great Idea because it allowed the audience to know what the possibilities can be if they stayed and listened for the entire presentation that Graham Shaw was going to give. These two things were great because it gave the listeners something to be excited about. He continued to relate to the listeners and engage with them in a drawing session of their own which he provided paper and markers. At around 10 minutes in, Graham gave a personal example that he experienced in one of this presentation, the example he gave was about 3 minutes long and was inspirational and motivating. The end of this presentation was my favorite part because Graham not only spoke about the possibilities of learning to draw, but how there are so many possibilities when you push yourself for anything you believe you lack. Graham was a great personal speaker, who truly had a passion in teaching people to reach for the stars and to not think you cant complete something you want.

Josie post

The mean is the average of a data set. That is found by adding all numbers in the data set and then dividing by the number of values in that set. The median is the middle number in a sorted, ascending or descending, list of numbers and can be more descriptive of that data set than the average. The mode is the value that appears most often in a set of data values. Standard deviation is a measure of the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of values. Mode is finding the number in a set of data that is repeated the most. This is fairly easy to do by sorting your data and with spreadsheets the formula for mode helps with this as well. This could be used to find out who scored a certain number on a test the most. This doesn’t always pertain to data sets as you can find the mode in anything. Types of fruits that someone has bought from the store that day, or how many times this type of car wash was selected in one day. I know at my job we look at mode a lot to see what people are buying – like what type of car wash or what kind of oil change and what has the most. Standard deviation is a measure of the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of values.

Consuelo post

Mean, median, and mode; this week was definitely a throw back and a great refresher. Let see I will start out by defining the three. Mean or to some it is called average; it is what you get when you add all the data numbers together and then decide by however many sets their were. In simpler terms it’s the AVERAGE of the data set. Mode, mode is the most common number amongst your set. For example let’s say we have a data chart with the number 7, 9, 2, 3, 7, 7; the mode is going to be 7 as it is the number that appeared the most. Median is the middle of the numbers that are presented. For instance say we have 5, 7, 8, 9, 11; the median would be 8. These are just basic examples. Now for standard deviation it is a measure of the amount of variation of a set of values. Now as for an example in my professional career I would say I use some of these skills when a customer asks how often something is sold or asking about a popular brand my store has to offer.