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Who?His name is Todd, Charlie ToddA Comedian/ ActorLives in New York City Started Improv Everywhere
What does he/they do? As their site proudly tells you, they cause scenes. http://improveverywhere.com/
Thesis! To quote Charlie himself, “There is no point and that there doesn’t have to be a point. We don’t need a reason. As long as it’s fun.”
Have fun!Basically, he was just letting everyone know that it’s okay to do something a little silly so long as you enjoy it. Enjoy life.
Attention Getter He starts off by telling the audience a little bit about himself. Then proceeds to talk about the first project. No Pants Subway Ride.
Keep it goingHe continues to keep theaudience’s attention by showingthem other events that the grouphas doneAll equally as entertaining as theNo Pants Subway Ride
Ten CommandmentsI would personally say that out of the 10commandments, the one Charlie embodied most was: Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughteris Good.You can clearly hear the laughter throughout most ofthe video due to either the humorous eventsunfolding or the persona jokes or comments he made
DynamismOverall, I would give him a 5. He held theaudience’s attention from the beginning andcontinued to have it for the remainder of thepresentation.If anything, I would suggest that he might wantto move around the stage to keep from seemingstagnant but I feel like he was engaging enoughthat it wasn’t a major problem.
What did I learn? I learned that being confident while presenting is a major definitely a good idea as well as the fact that it doesn’t have to be super serious, so long as the point comes across.
CompareI think something that both Charlie and Ken did fantastically in their talks was they were actively engaged with the audience They both also had a good use of visuals.
Contrast A thing they did differently was that Ken was very factual about his presentation which was good. Charlie on the other hand didn’t really need the facts or figures in his presentation so didn’t really use it.
Tips and tricks! I would suggest that people have visuals in their presentations because they tend to help from keeping the audience entertained.