MORE IDEAS FROM This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting
These concepts can be very abstract without concrete examples to illustrate. Give them examples, and you'll keep their attention.
TED curator Chris Anderson explains:
“The 18-minute length works much like the way Twitter forces people to be disciplined in what they write. By forcing speakers who are used to going on for 45 minutes to bring it down to 18, you get them to really think about what they want to say. What is the key point they want to communicate? It has a clarifying effect. It brings discipline.”
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 speech will be compared to a TED talk. But having to raise your game to the TED-style is not a bad thing; adopting some of the techniques that have brought TED speakers global acclaim will make it much more likely that you will persuade your audience to act on your ideas.
The Data Scientist uses data, analytics, facts, and figures to make his point and persuade the audience.
Pros: This presentation style delivers data, information and analysis and will almost never be filled with fluff.
Cons: an audience that doesn’t want analytics and searches emotional connection will lose interest quickly.
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