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#1
bananas and condoms :p
#2
Yeah, give them each some drugs, knives, condoms and a nokia n98 or whatever. No matter what you do (unless you are 22 years of age or less) they will just nod and listen to their i-pods
#3
http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/08_03/cucumberDM2708_468x367.jpg

http://iwasnormalonce.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/durex-dry-nonlub.jpg

http://www.saddler.co.uk/prodpics/ready/the_nightshade_travel_blindfold_large.jpg

:thumbsup::thumbsup:
[helper]#4
What sort of job expects you to do this at interview? Just wondering.
#5
show shocking photos of certain diseases as the 'babies' card isnt that scary now...but the photos of diseases is extremely visual!
then just add some nice wet humour into the presentation and get them involved rather then you presenting to them...let them present to one another for little parts.
1 Like #6
Depending on how long your 'presentation' is................how about getting them into smaller groups and give them some work to do. Intersperse your presentation with questions so that you get maximum audience participation. Also, they will laugh like crazy and so long as you mention that at the start then you can suggest that the laughing often means people are embarrassed, scared, unsure etc..........might make them listen more!

Alternatively, you could start your presentation with a short 5/10 question quiz in small teams with a team prize. Then the questions you ask could lead the scope and depth of the presentation,


Good luck!
#7
Seriously .....Ask them about " tromboning". I'm 37 and I was shocked about what it meant.
#8
LJM
What sort of job expects you to do this at interview? Just wondering.


Young persons outreach worker, Im doing a similar role at the moment :)

awoodhall2003
show shocking photos of certain diseases as the 'babies' card isnt that scary now...but the photos of diseases is extremely visual!
then just add some nice wet humour into the presentation and get them involved rather then you presenting to them...let them present to one another for little parts.


sueseee
Depending on how long your 'presentation' is................how about getting them into smaller groups and give them some work to do. Intersperse your presentation with questions so that you get maximum audience participation. Also, they will laugh like crazy and so long as you mention that at the start then you can suggest that the laughing often means people are embarrassed, scared, unsure etc..........might make them listen more!

Alternatively, you could start your presentation with a short 5/10 question quiz in small teams with a team prize. Then the questions you ask could lead the scope and depth of the presentation,


Good luck!


Thanks for the advice. I agree with the laughing bit and thought about getting this out of the way at the beginning. The presentation is about 20 minutes or so and no powerpoint :x so I have to do it on a flipchart.

My plan is to break the talk down into:

Who we are and what we do
Sex and sexual health education, pregancy, STI's, contraception(availability, buying condoms etc)
Services we offer
Stress the confidentiality element of the service
#9
castortroy
Seriously .....Ask them about " tromboning". I'm 37 and I was shocked about what it meant.


I am worried if they start asking me about sexual phrases and what they mean :whistling:
lol at the tromboning :)
1 Like #10
Sounds like you have all the bases covered.....why not think about not explicitly telling them who you are, what you do and services you offer and do the quiz? You could ask questions at the start like...'How many condoms did Anytown Sexual Services give out last year? 'What sexually transmitted diseases do we test for?' 'How many young people came to us last year?' 'What were the three most common problems young people had? etc.

Then, as you do your presentation the answers to the quiz could be covered and the teams scoring themselves (illustrating that they need to take responsibility for their own learning and not cheat!) At the end take the scores and maybe give all the teams a bag of condoms or some sweets.....

:-)
#11
sueseee
Sounds like you have all the bases covered.....why not think about not explicitly telling them who you are, what you do and services you offer and do the quiz? You could ask questions at the start like...'How many condoms did Anytown Sexual Services give out last year? 'What sexually transmitted diseases do we test for?' 'How many young people came to us last year?' 'What were the three most common problems young people had? etc.

Then, as you do your presentation the answers to the quiz could be covered and the teams scoring themselves (illustrating that they need to take responsibility for their own learning and not cheat!) At the end take the scores and maybe give all the teams a bag of condoms or some sweets.....

:-)


Thank you that is excellent advice and should take up a few minutes :)
#12
I wouldn't worry if you don't know all the phrases and they might try to embarrass you so you could push the question back to the audience and ask them what they think it means.... Then you could tell them that you are not 100% sure yourself so will find out for them and let them know the next time you see them. Never be afraid of admitting you don't know something - your interview panel will be able to see that you are a true professional by acknowledging the limitations of your own knowledge..

Best wishes
#13
treble99
I am worried if they start asking me about sexual phrases and what they mean :whistling:
lol at the tromboning :)


Did you have to google it? I did!
suspended#14
Show them some porn
#15
I'm assuming they will be in a youth club or the such-like, so they won't have pencil and paper?
Tell them at the start what you're doing i.e. short presentation for job. Tell them what your current job is and describe the one you're applying for, that will set the scene. Ask them to tell you at the end - one thing that they didn't know that they have learned, one thing that you could have done better in your presentation. Just quickly check with them that they have had sex ed lessons and school and that they got all the laughing at the embarassing names and stuff out of the way then.

I don't know about confidentiality issues in your job, but in teaching you cannot make a promise that what you are told will be totally confidential - depends upon what you're being told.
#16
castortroy
Did you have to google it? I did!


I already knew :)
#17
chesso
I'm assuming they will be in a youth club or the such-like, so they won't have pencil and paper?
Tell them at the start what you're doing i.e. short presentation for job. Tell them what your current job is and describe the one you're applying for, that will set the scene. Ask them to tell you at the end - one thing that they didn't know that they have learned, one thing that you could have done better in your presentation. Just quickly check with them that they have had sex ed lessons and school and that they got all the laughing at the embarassing names and stuff out of the way then.

I don't know about confidentiality issues in your job, but in teaching you cannot make a promise that what you are told will be totally confidential - depends upon what you're being told.


Yeah its in a youth centre, thanks for the advice re: getting feedback at the end :)

Are you a teacher by any chance?
#18
If you have to ask a load of people on a shopping forum how to be creative on the day before the interview, I think you might be in trouble. My bet is, you're bricking it with nerves right now because you've thought of some things but none that are good enough, so you want suggestions from other people that'll be better so that you don't get torn apart by a classroom full of kids, or that if you do, you can take some comfort in it not being totally your fault. Unfortunately, I think you're screwed. I've worked with kids before. You're going to want to die in a few hours time, and there's nothing anyone can do to help you. Just try and relax and roll with it, take it natural and easy, and although you'll still probably find every milisecond excruciating (and you'll be able to count the miliseconds by the way, time likes to slow down when things like this happen, I think it's because the universe hates people and likes to fast-forward the good bits but play the painful stuff in slow-mo), you'll get the job. Good luck.
#19
A bit harsh there dxx:roll::-D

treble99
Yeah its in a youth centre, thanks for the advice re: getting feedback at the end :)
Are you a teacher by any chance?


I was a Biology teacher until I retired last year.
The feedback could be the fun bit!
#20
inb4 im 12 and what is this
#21
black gerbil1
inb4 im 12 and what is this

Do you want some advice?
#22
im not h4ting on the op, but if you have a presntation tomorrow, prob not the best thing to ask a forum @ 11pm the day before what you should show them.

strong planning.
#23
dxx
If you have to ask a load of people on a shopping forum how to be creative on the day before the interview, I think you might be in trouble. My bet is, you're bricking it with nerves right now because you've thought of some things but none that are good enough, so you want suggestions from other people that'll be better so that you don't get torn apart by a classroom full of kids, or that if you do, you can take some comfort in it not being totally your fault. Unfortunately, I think you're screwed. I've worked with kids before. You're going to want to die in a few hours time, and there's nothing anyone can do to help you. Just try and relax and roll with it, take it natural and easy, and although you'll still probably find every milisecond excruciating (and you'll be able to count the miliseconds by the way, time likes to slow down when things like this happen, I think it's because the universe hates people and likes to fast-forward the good bits but play the painful stuff in slow-mo), you'll get the job. Good luck.


Thanks for the reassuring words :) Ive been preparing for 4 days and although Ive got the main theme and ideas of the presentation Ive not got the experience of delivering presentations to a group of kids about such a subject and am "bricking it" because I know they are going to laugh loads, I dont think I mind if it was about something else like drugs, careers advice etc
Usually the presentations Ive had to give for work have been formal and to a small panel so just wanted some ideas and feedback on how to engage a group of young people and get them involved rather than just delivering pre-prepared text :)
#24
black gerbil1
im not h4ting on the op, but if you have a presntation tomorrow, prob not the best thing to ask a forum @ 11pm the day before what you should show them.

strong planning.


If you could read I asked how to make it fun and creative not what to show them :thumbsup:
#25
treble99
Thanks for the reassuring words :) Ive been preparing for 4 days and although Ive got the main theme and ideas of the presentation Ive not got the experience of delivering presentations to a group of kids about such a subject and am "bricking it" because I know they are going to laugh loads, I dont think I mind if it was about something else like drugs, careers advice etc
Usually the presentations Ive had to give for work have been formal and to a small panel so just wanted some ideas and feedback on how to engage a group of young people and get them involved rather than just delivering pre-prepared text :)


Actually, the last line there makes me think, maybe an hour on Youtube watching how comedians handle hecklers might come in useful. You'll probably want to skip Bill Hicks with that, but it might be useful since you're essentially handling a class in much the same way a comedian would handle an audience, in the sense that you're both reading from a script, you're both going to ask for audience response, and you're both going to have to handle hecklers. Might be worth watching how guys like Dane Cook to see how they do it.
1 Like #26
Hey - Treble99 from what you've posted here and your overall knowledge I think it will be fine :)

Just remember that they are kids, they will laugh, they will snicker but if one of two of them learn anything over the months (not minutes) you get to work with them then you have been a major success.

Keep it entertaining and light hearted and try and relate it to them - but dont ignore your message!
#27
dxx
Actually, the last line there makes me think, maybe an hour on Youtube watching how comedians handle hecklers might come in useful. You'll probably want to skip Bill Hicks with that, but it might be useful since you're essentially handling a class in much the same way a comedian would handle an audience, in the sense that you're both reading from a script, you're both going to ask for audience response, and you're both going to have to handle hecklers. Might be worth watching how guys like Dane Cook to see how they do it.


Good advice :thumbsup: your probably right, Im quite confident on my "material" but and have practiced the delivery but Im worried that it'l just come apart when the kids start laughing or just completly refuse to engage, maybe I should have tried out as stand up comic in a local comedy club as prep. lol :)
#28
crow99
Hey - Treble99 from what you've posted here and your overall knowledge I think it will be fine :)

Just remember that they are kids, they will laugh, they will snicker but if one of two of them learn anything over the months (not minutes) you get to work with them then you have been a major success.

Keep it entertaining and light hearted and try and relate it to them - but dont ignore your message!


Thanks :thumbsup:
#29
Stick on Debbie does Dallas for them....
1 Like #30
Hey i am 17 =]

I had to attend a presentation like the one you seem to be planning and it was okay.

They asked us questions to keep us envoled and asked us our opinions on protection. They also did this thing where they had 6 questions rote down on a piece of people. They gave us all sticky notes and we had to answer, the questions where like;

1. have you every used our service

2. How would you feel if you was a parent about your children being sexual active and would you support them and what support would you offer?

Just stuff like that it was suprizing that all the lads said they would be protective of girls but not bothered about there sons and the girls where more bothered about there daughters safety.

But yes if your nice enough and have a joke with them they will soon be intrested and don't forget you will always get the few who cba with it ! lol x

As long as you atract the attention of 25%-50% you will be doing good. !

Good luck tell us how it went x
1 Like #31
At my son's school they had a competition who could put a condom on a banana the quickest but properly ....He is 14 and spoke to me about it saying he found it fun but also informative.

As 14 is now the new 16 as regards being sexually active. Kids respond to games and do take on board things especially when telling them the symptoms of STI's. Pregnancies like others have said dont seem to scare kids now as abortions so easily available to kids now, and sometimes without their parent's knowledge.
Good luck anyway with your interview and pls let us know how it goes and if you get the job!
#32
dcx_badass
Is that a joke or do you just live in a 'ghetto'.


says the lady from leeds!!
#33
Not a dump where i am, how u can make that judgement without knowing exactly where i live is ridiculous

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