Taking FIRST to new levels

Communication 2016 Level 2

Communication activities have many “channels”.  The intent of this badge is for students to move from explaining team communications to creating more content and understanding how communications are published.   This level 2 badge continues the work from Level 1, allowing students to expand their contributions and range of work.

Award Path : Mentor recommendation

Complete each of the tasks to earn a team mentor recommendation:

Foundations of Communication

Task: Select 2 team communication channels and explain how they are inter-related.
Task: Explain how the communication channels contribute to the overall team goals.
Use the following questions as a guide.

  • Who creates the communications?
  • What are the goals of the communication?
  • What is the target audience?
  • When is the communication published?
  • What frequency is the communication published?
  • What are the results/outcomes of the communication?
  • What resources are available?

Communications

Task: In 2 different communication channels, create and publish 2 items for each channel, positively reflecting FIRST values of Gracious Professionalism and the team’s values. Items used in the Level 1 badge should be excluded from this badge.
Print items examples:

  • Newsletters
  • Sponsor Letters
  • Recruitment Materials
  • Photography

Electronic communication examples:

  • Social Media
  • Video Sharing
  • Email
  • Websites and webpages

Engage and Participate

Task: Engage in a communication channel by learning how the media items are produced.
Examples:

  • Print media – learn how the team produces the media items and associated costs (financial, time, etc.)
  • Website – learn how to publish media items on the team website.
  • Social media – learn how the social media channel works and how a business would use the channel to expand audience.

Public Speaking

Task: Participate in 2 public speaking opportunities, successfully completing the preparation and presentations.
Presentation examples:

  • Presentations for judges
  • Presentations for potential or current sponsors
  • Presentations for schools / organizations
  • Presentations to younger students or the general public
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