How did the speaker grab theattention of the audience?How did the speakerMaintain engagement ofthe audience?
65 Million Years ago the dinosaurs had a bad day. . Oh Noes !!! They had a REALLY bad day .
Phil Plait used fascinating information and popculture references to keep the audience engaged.
Which of the TEDcommandment did Phil Plait bestfollow?
Commandment #3: Make the complex plain. Phil Plait did a great job explaining how we can stop a asteroid from hitting the earth. It was simple and easy to understand. At no point was his presentation overly complex.
Evaluate the speaker dynamismfrom a scale to 1 - 5 What could he have done to increase his dynamism?
5Phil Plait was very dynamic. Not muchcould have been done to be moredynamic then he was in this Speech.
What tips were used from GarrReynolds or Nancy Duarte?
The art of being completely there. Phil was very into his speech and was not distracted or detached at all. His speech felt very natural.
What did you learn about deliveryfrom your presenter?
I learned that I can interject my personalityand humor into my presentations to makethem more personal and engaging.
Compare and contrast Phil Plait toKen Robinson.
Phil is very dynamic and has a lot ofhumor in his speech. His speech is bothentertaining and informative.
Ken is also very dynamic andmakes his speech both entertainingand interesting. He makes his pointusing information and humor.
Both Ken and phil havedifferent styles of presentingtheir speeches.Ken is a little less dynamic andhas a little less energy.However his humor is a littlemore subtle in both executionand impact. Phil has a stronger opening that impacts you and captures your attention instantaneously. His humor is has more punch and he makes more references to pop culture. His speech is a little more impactful and energetic.
What tips can I give you aboutdelivery for upcoming speechesbased only on my Ted talk?
Don’t be afraid to personalize your speeches. Add your ownpersonality, humor and interest into your work to make ituniquely yours and to make it more engaging.
CitationsPhil Plait imagewww.usu.edu/science/unwrapped/htm/april-27-end-of-the-world-series-death-from-the-skieAsteroid hitting earth/Satellite pulling astroid imageswww.universetoday.com/935595/neoshield-a-preemptive-strike-against-asteroidsDinosaur imagewww.student.chula.ac.th/~53370961/Extinction.htmlSpock imageStar Trek 1966-1969 created by Gene Roddenberry1908 Tunguska Explosion imageEarhsci.org/fossils/space/tunguska/tunguska.htmlWhat is inside out imageflickr.com photographed by Eddi Van WGhostbusters imageGhostbusters 1984 written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold RamisPhil and Ken portraitswww.ted.comAsteroid slamming into earth imagewww.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/ciencia_asteroids_comets16.htm