Brian Greene, Ken Robinson, and spectacular delivery
Brian Greene Physicist Instructor Autho
Brians presentation has a complex objective:Explain the theories of a possible multiverse
Brian starts with the discovery and research of dark matter
Which then builds into ideas of string theoryand how it ties into dark matter and the multiverse
Brian grabs the audiencesattention with a compelling fact“...a discovery that has been hailed as one of the most important astronomical observations ever.”
His body language helps the audiencegain a vision of his presentations content
His vocal varietykeeps the speechfrom being bland
Mr. Greene follows commandment threeby showing hisPASSSION andINTEREST inthe content
He uses Nancy Duartes second rule:Spread IDEASand move PEOPLE
Dynamism Rating: 4.5 out of 5Presentation isnt everything.Mr. Greenes presentationskills are brilliant, but thereis so much information herethat it really hurts the speechfor anyone that doesntalready understand somethingabout the content.It really comes down to theaudience. If presented to aroom full of physicists andastronomers, then the speechis rather perfect.
From Mr. Greenes presentation I have seen that having being passionate inwhat you are saying helps immensely inany speech you give
Ken Robinsons approach to engaging the audienceis to use humor and small talk
Mr. Robinson continues to usehumor to keep people interestedbut is serious about his message and wants you to consider it
Mr. Robinsonuses rule eight By giving everyone a good laugh
Mr. Robinson followsGarr Reynoldsrule of keepingyour idea simpleHis only message iseducation is KILLINGour childrens creativity
Dynamism Rating: 5 out of 5 Mr. Robinsons speech felt like he was talkingto each person individually. His joking nature really allowed you to get into the presentation and the content was very relatable.
Given that both have experience being instructors, it is no surprise their deliveries were very strong. The only real difference is theirways of connecting to the audience. Greenes speech was the perfect example of a presentation set out to inform the audience. Robinsons speech was more of a relaxed talk, that had a simple point and did not rush ideas.
The best advice for anyone giving a speech is simply to practice. Both of these speakers have had tremendous amounts of practicespeaking in front of their students.You can see that they are perfectlycomfortable speaking to the many people in the audience and also have great speech skills.