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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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MORE IDEAS FROM 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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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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A TED Talk is 18 minutes long

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.”

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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 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.

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The Data Scientist presentation style

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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