Since I'm teaching persuasive speaking in my speech classes (required and dual enrollment) and include Aristotle's Motive Appeals in the advanced course, I decided to flip RSA Animate's video of Drive, which features the author Daniel Pink.
The overall process of flipping the video was simple, but I did encounter a couple of glitches in the process:
- Once a flipper publishes, TED-Ed won't allow further editing. That's okay, except that...
- The link feature didn't work for me, so I just had to copy and past URL's of the supplemental materials I wanted to include in the "Dig Deeper" section. That's awkward because it makes extra work for students and for teachers who may view the flip. I did contact TED-Ed about the problem and am awaiting a response.
- It's not possible to embed the flip, at least not one I can find, once it's published. However, the flipper does have a share option available at the end of the process, which I used to email the link, but which disappeared after I used it for the email.
My interest in Pink's contention that "sticks and carrots" don't motivate us developed from reading Drive last summer. Now, considering Pink's commentary in light of Aristotle's Motive Appeals adds a new dimension to my persuasive speaking unit, in which I teach students to follow Monroe's Motivated Sequence, a five-step pattern designed to elicit action from public discourse. MMS follows these steps:
- Attention: Elicit interest in the audience, generally through pathos.
- Need: Establish a significant need/problem that requires action.
- Satisfaction: Offer solutions that meet or solve the need/problem, and identify the best solution.
- Visualization: Envision a more utopian world through the solution or a more dystopian one through rejecting the solution.
- Action: Challenge the audience to do something to help implement the proposed solution.
What TED-Ed and/or YouTube videos are you flipped out over?