1. The speaker I chose is BeauLotto. The thesis of his speechwas that things are not alwayswhat they seem. Not onlydoes he demonstrate thisthrough color, but alsothrough sound, and thusreality.
2. Beau Lotto is a neuroscientist and owner of Lottolab.He uses honeybees, colors, and optical illusions to helpunderstand the world.
3. These are a few of Beau Lotto’s most famous quotes:“The best questions are the ones that create the mostuncertainty.”“Play is one of the only human endeavors whereuncertainty is actually celebrated. Uncertainty is whatmakes play fun.”
4. Look at the chart and say the color, not the word.Your Right brain tries to say the color but your left brain insists onreading the word
5. Lotto captured the audiencesattention in his introduction, byshowing an optical illusion. Hechallenged the audience with aquestion that seemed so simple butunless, you looked deeply it wasdifficult to answer correctly. Hestarted his speech by asking them ifthey could tell which colors were thesame on the board on both the rightand left side. He engaged theaudience making hisintroduction, fun and not boring.
6. Lotto maintains the engagement of the audience through keeping his slidesfun, but still informative. The way he presented his subject matter also helpedto maintain his audience, he did not just talk and talk about the technicalaspects of the brain, but he gave examples of it. Furthermore, he ended hisspeech by leaving a thought/wonder in the audience’s mind.
7. In terms of dynamism I believe Lotto deserves a 5. Hisspeech was very energetic, exciting, interesting, andinformative. You could see that he really wasinterested in his topic. Instead of having his nervesbring down his speech, he used this to push hispresentation. He also had a variety of different visualaids that helped to captivate the audience and makehis presentation fun. Most importantly he interactedwith the audience by asking them questions, andhaving them answer with hand raises; this tactic wasvery successful and also very smart.
8. I have learned many things fromLotto’s presentation. I havediscovered the importance ofvisual aids and how they canhelp maintain your audience’sattention and interest. Howthese aids can help the audienceremember more. Howinteraction between theaudience and the speaker willhelp to calm a speakerdown, and help those“butterflies” disappear. Mostimportantly, I learned that justshooting out information is nottoo helpful to the audience.
9. Some tips used from GarrReynolds and Nancy Duarte,that were used in BeauLotto’s presentation wouldhave to be there was humorinvolved, imagery, and a tonof visual aids that helped toimprove the presentation.
10. The main differences betweenSir Ken Robinson presentationand Beau Lotto would have to bethe interaction between theaudience and the speaker. WhileRobinson’s presentation wasinformative he did not interactwith the audience like Lotto byasking the audience questionsand having them answer them.
11. Also Beau Lotto’s speechdid not have such an urgentmessage as Sir KenRobinson’s do. Lotto wastrying to teach theperception of the brain.Robinson’s speech had acall to action.
12. Some tips I wouldrecommend for myclassmates would be toinclude a lot of visual aids intheir presentations, interactwith the audience, make itfun, and just practice yourspeeches over and over.