(Director, ProducerAndrew Screenwriter, voice actor)Stanton:The clues to agreat story
Thesis“The greatest storycommandment is this: Make me care.”
Andrew started off his speech by building up a joke that gota huge number of laughs, which then led him to explain tothe audience that “storytelling is joke-telling.”
Andrew continuously kept theaudience’s attention through theuse of various movie clips thatillustrated the main ideas of hisspeech.
Andrew’s use of real-life examples, minimal usage ofpresentation slides, and humor further solidifies the overall idea of what makes a good story
IIIThou shaltreveal thycuriosity andthy passion. Andrew best follows the third commandment. Throughout his speech, he clearly displays his excitement and inspiration with every life experience he brings up. The best example would be when he tells the audience about how seeing Bambi as a child filled him with a sense of wonder and amazement.
In terms of dynamism, I give Andrew Stanton: 5 out of 5
With the exception of one or two word stumbles,he spoke confidently and made sure that what hewas saying was reaching to his audience.His tone was consistentthroughout, and healso had his pausesproperly timed. The decision to open up with a joke not just to entertain, but to illustrate a strong point was a great way to grab the audiences attention. He also maintained a positive and passionate attitude.
The only thing I would say about Andrew’s presentation in terms ofimproving dynamism is to move around little bit more to get a better feel for the audience and not seem as stiff. But this is just a minor complaint.
Spread ideas and Andrew displayed great usemove people of Durate’s Second Rule. The clips that he presented were the right ones to show how an excellent situation/story can move an audience and make them feel for characters.(A good example is when he showedBambi, you could hear the audiencegive out a collective “Aww” when theysee him stumbling on the ice)
NaturalnessOne of the tips mentioned byGarr Reynolds, I felt thatAndrew did give off a goodsense of Naturalness. Whilemost public speakers oftentimes feel formal andprofessional, I felt that Andrew had a goodblend of both professionalism andcasualness. It never felt as if he was in ameeting, it felt as though he wasgenuinely sharing his experienceswith the audience
One of the things I learned from watching Andrew is tomake sure that I read over my speech before hand and to make as much eye contactwith the audience as possible.
Another big thing that Ilearned was that it’s ok toopen up with a joke or twoand that public speakingdoesn’t have to be so formaland serious all the time.
Unlike Andrew, Ken Robinson’s way of presenting is more factual and analytical. Ken is also a little bit more formal and organized and doesn’tstumble over his sentences. Whereas Andrew had to look down more toread parts of his speech, Ken had his eye contact with the audience for most of his speech
Both Andrew and Ken decide to injecthumor into their speeches, making surethat the audience holds interest. Bothof them also speak confidently out totheir audience and have an air of relaxation. They are afraid to sharetheir own life experiences to the audience as well
When it comes to public speaking, don’t be afraid to inject a little humor into your speech to keep theaudience engaged. Be loose and don’t be too rigid or nervous; talk the audience as if you’re having a conversation so you’re not as distanced from them. One last thing: be passionate about what you’re presenting, the audience will feel that genuineenthusiasm and be invested in what you have to say.