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  • 1. TED Ideas Worth Spreading Public Speaking Course Project by: Melinda GaskinsSunday, March 17, 13
  • 2. Your Brain on Video Games Daphne BavelierSunday, March 17, 13
  • 3. I am a brain scientist... Daphne Bavelier studies how the brain adapts to changes, either by natural changes or by training.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 4. Daphne grabs the audience attention by showing a first person shooter video game. She then discusses how the majority of video gamers are not children, but adults in their early 30’s.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 5. Society has been under the falseimpression that video games do nothing to further intelligence. She easily held the audience’s attention by further dispelling false beliefs concerning video games and stating that players tended to have better vision and attention spans.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 6. The average person believes sitting at a video game for several hours a week can damage the eye or can cause eye strain. Daphne states that she has proven after extensive lab testing, people who play action packed video games in moderation have improved vision and capable of seeing details to a much higher degree.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 7. Daphne spoke in detail about several lab results in a way that the average person young and old could comprehend. Results on how video games could help improve the brain plasticity, learning, attention, vision, etc. Daphne followed closest to the TED commandment that states to make the complex plain.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 8. I rate the dynamism of Daphne’s presentation as a 4 of out 5. She gives the outward impression that she truly believes what she is stating and has an aura of confidence when discussing her findings. In her presentation, she clarifies false misconceptions concerning the mental benefits of video game playing.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 9. The presentation was clear and stayed on subject. Daphne tried to spread new ideas, and did very well in showing the audience what she was saying. I would have to say she followed Garr Reynolds and Nancy Duarte standards for her presentation.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 10. Daphne has an overall appearance of confidence in herself without portraying arrogance. This tends to aid in a speakers ability to maintain the attention of their audience. If the speaker appears to be at ease, the audience tends to feel at ease as well.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 11. In comparing Daphne Bavelier talk to Sir Ken Robinson talks, both are discussing the ability to learn or develop from a standard tool or media used in society.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 12. Sir Ken Robinson’s talks are based upon the educational system being out of date for modern times. Daphne Baveliers talk was based on what we learn using the new technology. Video games and social media and the benefits that can come from moderate video game playing.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 13. Robinson used a lot of humor in his presentation, where as Bavelier focused on giving factual lab results in ways the average person could comprehend.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 14. To sum up Daphne Bavelier’s presentation, she believes that carefully controlled lab testing has proven that action packed video game played in moderation can improve the brains reflex times, awareness to their surroundings, improve vision, and to identify change very quickly.Sunday, March 17, 13
  • 15. As far as advice to others following the path of public speech... Get the audiences attention from the very start. Show the audience you have confidence in yourself and believe in what your saying. If you cannot portray that, your audience never will believe what your trying to tell them.Sunday, March 17, 13
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