- Gain experience talking about your work in front of your classmates
- Practice paying attention to others’ presentations
- Learn to make meaningful observations and ask substantive questions
Part 1: Presentation: Talk for 3 minutes minimum and 4 minutes maximum about your portfolio. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Domain name choice
- Organization/structure of your site
- Theme choice
- Plugin(s) installed and how they show up on the public site
- Aspect of portfolio you’re really proud of and why
- Aspect of portfolio you want feedback on and why
- Something that didn’t work right at first but you eventually figured it out
- Something you’re in the midst of trying to figure out
After your talk, answer questions from the class.
Part 2: Feedback: Provide feedback to one specific person at the end of their talk. Listen carefully so you are prepared to make an observation and to ask a question.
A good observation looks like this:
- Your choice of <thing> is really striking, because it made me think <XYZ>.
- When you talked about <thing> your body language was more X than in other parts of your talk.
- You asked for feedback on this thing. <feedback>
A good question looks like this:
- You said you were really proud of <thing> on your portfolio. What did you have to do to make that happen?
- Tell me about <thing> on your portfolio that you only briefly touched on in your talk.