Grade 6: Persuasive Techniques/Presentation Skills

Our next unit revolves around enhancing presentation skills and incorporating persuasive techniques. Our classes have focused on analyzing the essential components for a successful presentation.

How should I prepare for a presentation?

      • Organize your presentation logically
      • Practice every day the week before (if possible)
        • Don’t procrastinate
      • Know your audience
        • Adjust your presentation to meet the needs of your audience
      • Be positive 
      • Record yourself while you are practicing
        • Re-watch the presentation
        • Focus on your eye contact, tone, pace, gestures
      • Ask for peer/parental feedback

90-Second Book Pitch

Task:  Choose your favourite book and persuade others to purchase your book by creating a 90-second sales pitch. You must incorporate at least three persuasive techniques. 

  • You CAN also create a visual aid to accompany your pitch (optional)

Time: Please note you will only have 90 seconds to speak. Keep that in mind when you’re planning your book pitch!

Due Dates Planner: 

Tuesday 3/8 –Brainstorm ideas

Friday 3/11-Rough draft of the pitch

Tuesday 3/15-Presentations begin

Click the links below to access the assignment instructions, rubrics, and notes:

90-Second Book Pitch Assignment Instructions

Book Pitch Outline

Presentation Skills/Persuasive Techniques Google Slideshow

Persuasive Technique Cheat Sheet

Book Pitch Student Example

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