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This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

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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This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting

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Key Ideas

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.

Ask effective questions

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


Gestures animate a speech

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

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Tailor to the audience

Whether you're networking or presenting, it's important to realize that it should never be a one-sided conversation.

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Give a TED-style talk that gets a lot of views
  • Arrange your message onto the 9-up format: same size as sticky notes, until you are happy with the flow.
  • Solicit feedback from effective presenters that you trust to give honest, unfiltered feedback on your narrative and slides.
  • Rehearse with a great (honest) communicator that is not afraid to speak up.
  • Articulate each point clearly.
  • Practice with a clock counting up the minutes, to know how much you're over. Then trim it down.
  • Once you're within the timeframe, practice with a clock counting down. Know where you should be at 6, 12 and 18 minutes.
  • Let your coach jot down what you say well and what you don’t.
  • Don’t be camera shy. Practice by videotaping yourself.
  • Do one more full timed rehearsal right before you walk on stage.
  • Pick two natural places you could stop in your talk, then demarcate those as possible endings.