This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting - Deepstash
Bill Gates presentation style
  • Catching attention with an interesting statement, to build connection with your audience
  • Using gestures
  • Showing investment in the subject
  • Asking effective questions
  • Pausing after making a powerful point and after asking a question
  • When creating slides, thinking: big font, limited text
  • Emphasizing the right word(s)
  • Citing examples
  • Using conclusion to motivate.

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Cite examples
When you speak about an idea or process to your audience, you know exactly what you're talking about. But the audience doesn't. 

These concepts can be very abstract without concrete examples to illustrate. Give them examples, and you'll keep their attention.

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Ask effective questions
When you make a statement to your audience, they're passive. Asking questions gets them involved mentally, making them active.


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  • Emphatic gestures: express feeling and conviction;
  • Descriptive gestures: help express action, or to show dimension and location.

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