Amy Purdy lost her lost herspleen, kidneys, and hearing inleft ear and both legs when shewas diagnosed with meningitis. She was only 19 years old and just moved out on her own. Amy was a very good snow boarder before this and had a great job. After she finally left the hospital she decided that she was not going to just lay around anymore. She used her new legs as more of an advantage than a disadvantage.
I think that she maintained the audience’s attention by telling moreabout her. She told funny stories about having the fake legs. And shealso pulled us in with sad things about having them. Hearing about hersuccesses, you just wanted to keep listening and hear more and more.
Of the TEDCommandments Amy definitely most follows‘Thou Shall Tell aStory’. She givesthe listeners her inspirational story and keeps everyone tuned in.
I would rate herdynamism a 4 out 5. She made multiple pauses that I don’treally think added to her performance. She did a great jobwith connecting with her audience though..
Garr Reynolds and Nancy Duarte give many tips for speakers. One thing that stood out was the confidence and enthusiasm ofAmy’s speech even though it was a sad story. She obviously knew what she were to talk aboutbecause it is her life, but she does a great job with organizing her content.
I have learned from Amy’s delivery to try and connect myself to what I’m talking about. Also to put a positive spin on anything that seemed too sad.
Many speakers also try their best tomake people laugh a little and I havenoticed from so many people that itis the best way to help to connect to the audience.
In comparing Amy to Ken they have some similarities.They both use some sort of humor to connect the audience. Though, he uses it more. They also both have a good speaking ethic; very understandable.
Differences. He is very informative and uses so many examples when he speaks. Amy just tells herstory from how she lived it. It is so much more personal than how Ken delivers.
Tips from my Ted Talk Try and connect with you’re story. Everyone is more intrigued inwhat you have to say when it is relatable also.Try and make people laugh andjust not be too serious, even if the topic is.
“Bordersare where the actual ends, but whereimaginatio n and story begins.”