2018 G4 Information and Expectations (download here)
Presenting your Ideas - Criterion D (SUMMATIVE)
This section is here to help you understand how to organize and present your work. Many people feel confident speaking "off the cuff" but nerves and a lack of knowledge can really hamper our performance.
ACOVA covers the preparatory tasks of building a speech. In the G4, you will be scored on all areas EXCEPT the VISUAL AID. During the work time, you will spend time researching to identify important CONTENT and ORGANIZING your ideas effectively for the one minute time frame. ACOVA takes what you have learned as students at the MLC and wraps it into a nifty acronym perfectly sized for the task. Each student will be required to submit their ACOVA Content and Organization sheet as well as the written speech they plan to deliver.
PVLEGS is how you deliver your message. In his book, Real Leaders Don't Do PowerPoint, Chris Witt said, "Knowledge isn't power; communicating knowledge is." What you say is just as important as how you say it. PVLEGS builds on concepts learned in Teen Leadership. PVLEGS is critical as you begin speaking about ideas that have the power to land you a dream job, change the way people think and act and make a difference in the world.