Jane McGonigal, PhDAge 35Occupation; Game Designer, Game ResearcherGaming can make a better world Wilfred F. Nazario 11/01/20102 Public Speaking
1. Who is the speaker that you chose, and what is the thesisof the speech?
Jane McGonigalWhat would you say if someone walked up to you andsaid, “play more video games, it can save the future.” Iknow I was a little blown away when I read the title. Iwas going to run to my parents and tell them I told youso. But lets get back into reality; why would she want touse video games to save the world?There is one answer for this: People nowadays spendmore time playing video games than paying attention toreal world problems. Reason being, is that people want toescape reality. When people escape reality, problems arejust pushed under the rug and forgotten. This is whenJane McGonigal steps in and says she wants us to fixworlds issues applying the same techniques we would useto beat a video game.
2a. How did the speaker capture the attention of theaudience in his or her introduction?2b. How did the speaker maintain the engagement of theaudience throughout the speech?
B) Jane McGonigal gaveA) Jane McGonigal constant eye contactstarted off with throughout the speech.showing the audience She looks excited aboutfacts to back up her what she had to say,reasoning behind her which in turn made megoal. I believe its want to pay closegreat; she gets attention. The use of herstraight to the point slide show did notand does not leave distract you fromyou lingering for an wanting to pay attentionanswer. to what she had to say.
3. Evaluate the speaker in terms of dynamism from 1(lowest) to 5 (highest). What could the speaker havedone to increase his or her dynamism?
Dynamism: 5I don’t see anything she could change. She kept a positive attitudethrough out her speech. With her being so excited about what shewanted to share with the world, it made me excited to hear aboutit.
4. What tips were used from Garr Reynolds or NancyDuarte?
Her slides went along with herpresentation, but they were not the mainfocus of the speech. When it came to herpersonal life, she gave us a run down aboutherself and what she currently does topromote her beliefs.
5. What have you learned about delivery basedupon watching your presenter?
What I can take away from this speech is her excitement and her eyecontact. If you do not feel comfortable speaking about your content,you will not show any excitement to your audience.
6. Compare and contrast your speaker to Sir Ken Robinson fromthe two videos you watched (“Schools Kill Creativity” and “Changing Education Paradigms”)
I believe Sir Ken is more of a jokester compared to Jane. SirKen used stand up comedy to get his ideas through to people. Ifyou can make someone laugh and smile they will not forgetanything about your subject. Now Jane used this same tactic inher speech, but not as much as Sir Ken.
7. What tips can you give your classmates on delivery for theirupcoming speeches based ONLY on your TED Talk?
The best advice I could give to my fellow classmates is to be excitedabout what you are discussing. Keep constant eye contact with youraudience. Id also suggest delivering the speech with some enthusiasm.Otherwise, you risk losing your audience.
Thank You Wilfred F. Nazario 11/01/2012 Public Speaking