What Makes a Great Talk ~ In the Spirit of TED
Your presentation must be from 15 to 17 minutes in length - an inspirational "TED-like" talk geared toward engaging and energizing participants around the central theme of GAMEChangers.
For a helpful primer on the structure of the greatest talks
this video of Nancy Duarte
, as she explains the essential qualities of an excellent presentation by analyzing the speeches of Steve Jobs and Martin Luther King, Jr.
this video by June Cohen
Executive Producer, TED Media
where June illustrates the elements of a great [TED] talk.
Great talks "tell us something new."
Great talks "evoke contagious emotion."
Great talks "tell a story."
Great talks "don't lose the audience."
Great talks "start strong."
Great talks are focused. In an 15-17 minute talk, there is "only time for ONE IDEA."
Great talks MUST be PRACTICED, REHEARSED, OVER and OVER.
For ideas about how to prepare your slides
, take a look at the following presentations featuring clean, crisp, effective design. The talks are pretty great too!
Logan LaPlante - Hackschooling makes me happy
Clint! Runge - "The surprise of life"
Rives - The 4 am mystery
Larry Lessing - "Laws that choke creativity"
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