FOLLOW Sir Ken Robinson: The Most Popular Ted Talk Of All Time
The Late Sir Ken Robinson found his ideas on education resonate with the world when his 2006 TED Talk gradually became the most viewed talk in the history of TED, with more than 65 million views.
A gifted speaker, Sir Ken Robinson used his wit and charm, apart from humour and storytelling, to engage his audience without using presentation slides or visual aids.
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FOLLOW 9 Public-Speaking Lessons From The World's Greatest TED Talks
Depending on your perspective, 2006 was either a really bad year for public speaking or the start of a world-changing transformation. In that year the famous TED conference began streaming 18-minute presentations from the world's top minds for free.
Popularity of Ted talks
TED talks are watched by more than two million times every day.
They have become the standard in public speaking and presentation skills.
So probably your next public sp...
Passion leads to mastery And mastery is the foundation of an extraordinary presentation. So express an enthusiastic, passionate, and meaningful connection to the topic you are presenting in your public speech.
You cannot be an inspiration to your peers if you are inspired yourself.
Tell stories through your presentation Stories connect us. Stories stimulate and engage the human brain.
Stories help the speaker connect with the audience and make the audience more agreeable with the speaker's point of view.
FOLLOW Public speaking key points Acoustics are the most important part of a speech delivery . Keep your voice clear and consistent to keep you audience engaged. Content is crucial. Madeleine Albright
The best book, like the best speech, will do it all – make us laugh, think, cry and cheer – preferably in that order<
FOLLOW Funny speeches: how to use humor in public speaking - Public Words
Humor can be hazardous to the health of public speakers. Most speakers want to be funny, but you've got to do humor well, or it falls flat and that's worse than no humor at all. Here I provide a guide for avoiding the worst mistakes of traditional one-liners and cheap irony, replacing them instead with ...
3 rules for making irony memorable Create an overarching story that is different from what you’re apparently talking about. Something important has to be at stake. Its viewpoint has to run counter to the one held by those currently in power. Wit is the humor that creates charm
It also impresses with intelligence:
But don’t try too hard. Wit flows from passion for the subject. Wit is all about overturning expectations. The wit is in the surprise. To be witty, take the subject, but not yourself, seriously. Wit begins with yourself, with self-deprecation. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN