Massimo Banzihow arduino is open-sourcing imagination
Massimo Banzi is a Italianengineer and computerprogrammer who helpedcreate Arduino. A powerfulyet cheap open sourceelectronics platform whichhelped kick off the the recent“makers movement”
The thesis of Massimo’sspeech is howaffordable open sourcehardware and softwarelike aurduino helpschange the worldsmasses of consumersinto producers.
Massimo initially grabs theaudiences attention with astory about how one of hisfriends gives his son a towcar not by buying it from astore but downloading itfrom the internet.
Massimo continues toengage the audience bytelling many stories ofthe the people that useaurduino to create thethings that they need orwant.
Massimo makes best use of this TED commandment. Instead oftrying the explain the technical capabilities of open sourcehardware like aurduino he uses many examples and stories toshow the audience just how easy and accessible the open sourcemodel makes creating the things that people need and want.
Massimo Banzi did a good job using his passion for thesubject story telling abilities and energy to engage hisaudience.
Massimo effectively used thestories of common people thatused aurduino to createamazing things to giveexamples of his point to theaudience as suggested byNancy Duarte. He also madeeffective use of slides andmultimedia presentations without overly relying on them assuggested by both GarrReynolds and Nancy Duarte.
Passion and interestin the subject you arepresenting is justimportant as a wellprepared speech ormultimedia content.
Effective use of reallife stories andexamples an objectscan help grab youraudience’s attentionand keep themengaged.
Comparison Massimo Benzi Sir Ken Robinson• Effectively used stories and • less reliance and stories and examples get get his point examples instead focuses of facts and figures across • Makes excellent use of multimedia• Made good use of multimedia to engage the audience (mostly in assets to illustrate his the second presentation presentation • Shows an extreme passion for his subject matter which goes a long• clearly shows interest and ways towards making his points. passion for his subject
Stories and real lifeexamples are a greatway to grab youaudiences attention andengage them through outthe presentation
Multimediapresentations andslide shows are agreat way to enhanceyour presentation aslong as they don’tdetract from the mainfocus which is yourcomments
Showing a strongpersonal interest in yoursubject is one of themost important parts ofa good presentation. Ifyour not interestednobody else will be.