The Two Minute Talks
As a final exercise for the session on Emotional Intelligence, the students were asked to prepare and present a talk about a situation that best illustrated their use of EI. This was a most impressive activity in that, to a person, the students were engaged with their audience, used humor and indicated that they cared about the story they were telling. In addition, each speaker reflected a desire to have the others present really know and understand their story, a fundamental requirement of public speaking. Finally, the content of the stories gave the strong impression that each student came away from this exercise with a good notion of Emotional Intelligence.