Arrangement outline for presentation 4

I will be talking about a fundraising bike ride to raise money and awareness for breast cancer

My audience is my fellow classmates

My goal is to provide the class with information regarding the ride and why people participate


YSC is a organization who donates money and other resources to breast cancer and people with breast cancer

This was interesting to me because breast cancer is something very close to my heart

About the ride

There are three different rides one in the south, one on the west coast, and one on the east coast

Bike 200 miles

3 day ride and one day rides available

Raise $2,500 for three day ride and $350 for one day ride

Rider’s story

Lindsey Gafford-

Diagnosed with breast cancer and got a double mastectomy and the cancer was gone

2016 she got metastatic breast cancer

Biked the East coast ride that year

Uses support groups, online resources, and conferences provided by YSC.

The other reason I rode in Tour de Pink is because I wanted to overcome a physical       challenge.”

My personal story

  • This is important to me because both my mom and grandma have had breast cancer
  • My mom has never heard of YSC but she has heard of other similar organizations that do similar events like a walk or run to raise awareness.
    • Walked in a breast cancer walk and my family used to do a brain tumor walk every year for my grandpa
    • Used resources from similar organizations
  • I personally am interested because i like participating or donating to breast cancer in any way i can.

. Conclusion

Overall i am very interested in this ride. They bike three days to support an amazing cause and help women who are going through a tough battle. Luckily for me i didn’t lose either my grandma or my mom to breast cancer and i want to help programs like YSC try to help other women and families as well. This bike ride isn’t near me but maybe in the future i could participate in it to help out and be part of this amazing ride!

Class 14 post

In class today we all got in groups and watched videos of freedom of speech. the video my group got assigned was called the success of nonviolent cicil resistance by Erica Chenoweth in  ted X talk.  Erica believes that the best way to seek change is through non- violent resistance and action. she also says that at first she believed that the only way to resist government or over throw it was through violence and that non violence is better for gender, work, and other issues like this. She did research and found that civil resistance ended up being much more powerful then she had assumed. she also found that non violent campaigns ended up being around four times larger and more inclusive so age, gender, race didn’t prevent people from joining like a violent campaign would. She also questioned herself on why she assumed that violence was the answer and why she believed that it was the only way to fix some problems. she leaves us with the question about focusing more of history and present day on civil resistance and people power not just past wars and battles. I really enjoyed her ted talk and I learned a lot about why civil resistance is more effective which I didn’t necessarily believe at first either.

Module 4 reading response post 2

unstoppable by Steve Friedman

This article is about a woman named Kathryn bertine who has done everything from making a documentary to rowing to skating, to cycling. She had no money and had to  sneak into gyms and love off of babysitting money. Then one day espn asked her to train for the olympics. She went into professional cycling and then became a best-known activist in cycling. She got in a bad accident and was hospitalized which lead to setbacks and depression for her. She got out of this by setting goals for herself working towards them and then achieving them. I found this article very interesting ad inspiring because i think her life is very inspirational and hope she never gave up on what she enjoyed doing and always had determination and wisdom to keep moving forward. I also liked how she stood up for herself and other women’s cyclist to be a proud activist towards something that she believes in strongly.

Speaking center 1

This was the first time that I had ever been to the speaking center. while I was there I got some very good feedback from the girl who was helping me. Some advise she gave me was when I am giving my speech to not use the actual write out but instead to use the out line format. the reason for this she said is that it is easier to see your ideas and it helps prevent you from reading right off of your write out. She also told me that its easier to see quotes in this format which makes it easier to insure that you are presenting the correct information. over all found this very helpful and i plan to use the outline format that she gave me that have attached below in my next presentations


Class 13 post

in class this week we worked on group presentations. My group was me Aaron and Justin and our topic was awareness and fundraising for bike organizations. while working on this presentation we found a number of organizations and groups who put on events in order to raise awareness for their cause. the three groups we picked to look into further were bike MS, YSC- tour de pink, and world bicycle relief. I found a particular interest in the tour de pink ride so this is the section I researched and included in our presentation. After we found all of our information we recorded out presentation and that was it for the day!

Module 4 reading response post 1

men explain things to me – Rebecca Solnit

One thing that stood out to me is how guys try to explain everything even if they don’t know what they’re talking about in order to make themselves sound smart which builds over confidence. When men do this is makes women feel self-doubt and self limitation. I believe that this is something that is done subconsciously i don’t believe men intend to make women feel this way. I also found it really interesting how extreme this can get. To the point where something isn’t credible if its is said by a women. An example that pops into my head was in 7th grade when we were studying europe. My teacher asked if anyone knew about the plague and why it happened. I knew before my class because just the summer before i had traveled to europe and learned this on a tour with my older cousins. My teacher told me i was wrong then when he explained it he basically repeated everything i had said. To me it felt like he was older and a man and he needed to be able to explain it not one of his female students. He might have not even realized it but it has always bothered me until this day.

Linguistic tricks of youtube

I don’t usually watch youtube so for this activity i watched a video done by liza which was recommended by malia. The video i watched was called “ in a hit and run!! Driving with liza part 4. She did use several of the components of  “youtube voice”. She stressed her vowels a lot and she also carried out long words. They use this voice to keep the listener interested and not sound monotone. This youtuber was also very funny so when she talked in this voice it just added to the video to make it hilarious. sgC6 FUnds

Class 12 post

this week in class we looked at “youtubevoice” this is how people talk or present to grab the audiences attention. it is things like extending vowels or effusing certain words. I watch a video by Liza on this and I found it very funny. After we watched you tubers we had to get in groups and make our own videos. My group was Malia me and Kyle and when we were making our videos felt a little weird. It was kind of uncomfortable to talk like that on purpose but it does make your audience want to listen to more because you aren’t monotone. This is also important on any speech to be aware of how you sound so you don’t bore or annoy your audience!

Individual conference post

This meeting with professor hunt for presentation 3 was very helpful. I didn’t understand what the presentation was about and i was very confused on what to do. I did however know i wanted to include my community back home in Livermore. After speaking we decided to use the public speaking aspect of interviewing people in my community and they types of people i should interview. We also talked about how i felt like my second presentation was worse than my first one and how i felt as if i was better prepared when i didn’t have my notecard or phone but when i tried to use it to help be it backfired and made me more nervous. I decided that i was going to do my third presentation without notecards which will hopefully make me practice more and be more confident.

Self assesment of presentation 3

For my third presentation i have really mixed feelings. On the one hand i am happy with how i did and the content of my speech. However I am not very happy with how i delivered it. I felt like i was moving my arms and legs around too much, which led me to press the wrong button several times. I also stuttered a lot more than i usually do and i was talking so fast i would run out of breath. I think to help prevent this i could have done a few more rehearsals not just the minimum of three but until i felt confident in my speech.  I worked really hard on this one and high expectations because i wasn’t happy with my last presentation. This presentation I was happy i did use visuals because I wanted the audience to have some things to look at and i believe it helped me talk about livermore since they don’t know what that is but it also may have been distracting since I messed it up a couple times.