Elizabeth GilbertIs the author of New York Times Bestseller Eat, Pray and Love andCommitted.
GILBERT’S TOPIC ON CREATIVE GENIUSfocuses on the idea that each person “has” a genius ratherthan saying they “are” a genius.
Gilbert instantly catches attention by introducing herprofession as a writer, instead of her name. By doing this, she connected with every person with a passion for creativity.
GILBERT maintained attention by tellingInteresting stories the audience could relate to. GILBERT provided fun anecdotes and jokes to keep the room loosened up.
GILBERT’S dynamism was a 4She had very steady movement, strong eye contactwith the audience And she didn’t stay off topic, kept it interesting by Using stories.GILBERT could’ve used a little less movement with her hands.
GILBERTused a lot ofNANCYDUARTE’spresentationtipsGILBERT involved the audience, added humor, andKept a structure
USEFUL TIPS FROM GILBERTOne of the main reasons I chose her was because she was awriter like me.Always be yourself on stage and don’t worry about so much ofhowSomething is said, but rather what your main point of focus is.Use stories, jokes, and relatable topics to keep the audienceinvolved as much asPossible.
Robinson vs. GilbertRobinson didn’t have as much dynamism as Gilbert.Robinson did use more jokes and anecdotes in his speechesthan Gilbert.Robinson talked about topics that can easily relate to his coreaudience.Robinson and Gilbert both share a belief that creativity mustbe used and expressed without limitations.
AdviceAs far as advice goes: Be yourself and make sure you’re loose, but not too loose.Don’t get too hard on yourself if you mess up. Make sure not to overthink your presentations. Simplicity is in!Challenging topics are great, but always choose comfort over difficulty. Get your jitters out by jumping up and down, dancing, or doing something to relax you.
LastlyIn the words of Sir Ken Robinson, “If you’re not preparedto be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.”