Speech Analysis By The One Minute Presenter

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Speech Analysis by The One Minute Presenter on Sir Ken Robinson’s Feb 2010 TED speech: Bring on the learning revolution Tags: audience interaction, executive communication, executive speech coach, humour, metaphors, taglines, the executive thought leader, the one minute presenter, Warwick John Fahy. In this follow up to his famous 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. Sir Ken Robinson is a creativity expert and in this talks asks the question, “Why don’t we get the best out of people?” He argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. [Source: TED.com] Here is my breakdown of the speech. The things that are great about the speech are: • Metaphors help make your big ideas easier to grasp • Crafting taglines is a discipline in finding simplicity in your (complex) ideas • Telling a story that engages is an advanced skill • Closing quote can make your message stick The areas that could be improved include: • Making humour work is a funny thing • Do you lose credibility if you use shaky facts? • Audience interaction is not only about a show of hands Type of presentation This is a follow up talk from his highly acclaimed 2006 TED speech and as such the expectations are higher. While well received by the audience, it is hard to imagine that this talk will have as much impact, as the message is lost among the jokes. Well written taglines are the highlight and although the closing quotation is beautifully chosen and delivered it is not

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