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Ted talk evaluation

  1. 1. By Marcel Rodriguez
  3. 3. • Sinek’s video on ted.com in regards to “how great leaders inspire action” is the 19th most viewed video on TED.com? Also did you know that Sinek also writes for the Wall street journal, BusinessWeek, Washington post and New york times?
  4. 4. THESIS
  5. 5. Why is Apple Computers, so innovative year after year when theyare a computer company like everyone else, yet they are lightyears ahead of everyone else.
  6. 6. • Why was Martin Luther King the icon of the civil rights movement in an era where there were so many fighting for equality?
  7. 7. How did the Wright Brothers, who had no formal education,were able to create flight before well funded and bettereducated competitors?
  8. 8. And Just how did Commander Shepard lead his teamthrough the Omega 4 relay?
  9. 9. • Not really on that last part…• But Sinek, states that all of these examples share a trait and exhibit the same pattern that Sinek says he made a break through and codified this pattern by giving us the “why-what-how” theory. Stating that people don’t buy products or plans but that they follow ideals.
  10. 10. The Golden Circle.
  11. 11. Sinek’s delivery and the “Golden circle” chart he presented during hisspeech is what kept me engaged throughout, he also made immediatelyfamiliar comparisons for examples in regards to his theory that caught myattention the first 30 seconds and his transition into explaining that is whatkept my attention for the 20 some odd minutes throughout.His explanation of how-what-why? As well as his proven examples ofthings being what they are based on belief leading to motivation was themost engaging thing I have seen in quite a while.
  12. 12. Sinek follows these 3 commandments:3 – Make the complex plain: Sinek did this when he gave usrelatable examples and then went into detail about why they weresuccessful.4 – Connect with emotions: Sinek connected with how we connectemotionally with belief and why certain individuals were sosuccessful, not because of resources, but because of belief, asSinek said at one point, Martin Luther Kings speech, was “I havea Dream” not “I have plan.”8 – Don’t Read your talk: At no point did I see Sinek refer tonotes, maybe the huge poster board with his chart could havecounted, but his speech seemed to be pure and on point and atno point did it seemed rehearsed. He did everything aboutaudience speaking you could want and you have to applaud himfor that.
  13. 13. WHAT TIPS DID THE SPEAKER USE?• Very simple, sinek kept things remarkably simple, which allowed his This thing again… presentation to remain engaging on such subject matter as “motivation”.• He also limited build and bullet points so the audience doesnt’t get confused.• Sinek used an appropriate chart, such as when he used his own “Golden circle” chart.
  14. 14. Based on watching Sinek speak, I learned that I am doing something right, while hedoesn’t have jump of the screen energy, the man comes correct, he comes acrossaccurately, clearly knowing what he is talking about and not once does he hesitate inhis delivery.This things mentioned are exactly what I try do whenever I speak in person and to seesomeone else who I feel closely resembles my own style, makes me feel even moreconfident in my own ability to speak to audiences.I also learned how to appeal to people inner self sort of speak. It’s a skill I will need if Iever hope to lead anything at any point and get the best result possible, and while Ifeel I already possessed this ability, I did not know the “how” part…. Well I do nowthanks to Mr.Sinek.
  15. 15. Similaritys: - Pure delivery, no hesitation. - Captured attention. - New idea to an old concept. - Explained themselves superbly. - …they both have glasses. - Knowledgeable.Contrasts:- Sir Robinson is extremely entertaining charismatic. Sinek is on point, but plain as cardboard paper.- Sir Robinson seems very comfortable and can make a speech seem like a conversation. Sinek, while engaging, never makes you forget you are watching a presentation.
  16. 16. Be Knowledgeable about your subject, whatever it is you speak about.Come across with confidence, the less hesitation you display, the more theaudience will stay with your presentation.Be comfortable on stage, even if you talk without a hitch, if you look uptight, itmakes the audience uncomfortable.Its ok to be entertaining so long as you are on point, in fact, it would get your pointacross a lot easier.Be simple, don’t complicate things more than you have any right to.
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