Who is the speaker that you chose, and what is the thesis of the speech?Jon Ronson : Strange answers to the Psychopath test
2a. How did the speaker capture theattention of the audience in his or herintroduction? Jon Ronson capturedthe audiences attention by using a lotof slide presentations ,such as shadowson the walls and eerie sounds2b. How did the speaker maintain theengagement of the audiencethroughout the speech? Jon Ronsonmaintained the engagement of theaudience by incorporating all differentkinds of visual and audio graphicsduring his entire speech He had avisual or audio enhancement foreverything .I found this to be a bit toomuch It was over kill
DSMJon Ronson : discusses DSMDiagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental DisordersPsychiatric Diagnoses are categorized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th.Edition. Better known as the DSM-IV, the manual is published by the American Psychiatric Association andcovers all mental health disorders for both children and adults. It also lists known causes of these disorders,statistics in terms of gender, age at onset, and prognosis as well as some research concerning the optimaltreatment approaches.Mental Health Professionals use this manual when working with patients in order to better understand theirillness and potential treatment and to help 3rd party payers (e.g., insurance) understand the needs of thepatient. The book is typically considered the ‘bible’ for any professional who makes psychiatric diagnoses inthe United States and many other countries. Much of the diagnostic information on these pages is gatheredfrom the DSM IV.The DSM IV is published by the American Psychiatric Association. Much of the information from the PsychiatricDisorders pages is summarized from the pages of this text. Should any questions arise concerningincongruences or inaccurate information, you should always default to the DSM as the ultimate guide tomental disorders. The DSM uses a multiracial or multidimensional approach to diagnosing because rarely do other factors in apersons life not impact their mental health. It assesses five dimensions as described below:
Jon RonsonIn his latest book, The Psychopath Test, Jon Ronsonexplores the unnerving world of psychopaths -- agroup that includes both incarcerated killers and,one of his subjects insists, plenty of CEOs. In hisbooks, films and articles, Ronson explores madnessand obsession of all kinds, from the US militarysexperiments in psychic warfare to the obscene andhate-filled yet Christian rap of the Insane ClownPosse. He wrote a column for the Guardian andhosted an essay program on Radio 4, andcontributes to This American Life.
Quotes by Jon Ronson“Capitalism, at its most remorseless, is a physicalmanifestation of psychopathy.”“Its a lot harder to convince people youre sanethan it is to convince them youre crazy.” “[Journalists take] the outermost aspects of ourinterviewees personality, and we stitch themtogether like medieval monks. We leave thenormal stuff on the floor.”
Psychopath• ɒ Psychopathy (/saɪˈkpəθi/ from the Ancient Greek ψυχή "psyche", -soul, mind and πάθος, "pathos" -suffering, disease, condition) is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial charm, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, nonplanfulness, impulsivity, and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality. There is no consensus about the symptom criteria and there are ongoing debates regarding issues such as essential features, causes, and the possibility of treatment.• While no psychiatric or psychological organization has sanctioned a diagnosis of "psychopathy" itself, assessments of psychopathy are widely used in criminal justice settings in some nations and may have important consequences for individuals. The term is also used by the general public, in popular press, and in fictional portrayals. This popular usage does not necessarily conform to the clinical concept. According to the Scientific American, although psychopathy is associated with and in some cases is defined by conduct problems, criminality or violence, many psychopaths are not violent, and psychopaths are, despite the similar names, rarely psychotic.• Although there are behavioral similarities, psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) according to criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders are not synonymous. A diagnosis of ASPD is based on behavioral patterns, whereas psychopathy measurements also include more indirect personality characteristics. The diagnosis of antisocial personality disorder covers two to three times as many prisoners as are rated as psychopaths. Most offenders scoring high on the PCL-R also pass the ASPD criteria, but most of those with ASPD do not score high on the PCL-R.
What have you learned about deliverybased upon watching your presenter? Jon Ronson : used a lot of visual aids to impact his audiencesattention .He also used an overwhelming array of audio enhancements. There were all kinds of predator animal noises going on in thebackground .It sounded like a jungle or a ZooI found his over use of audio effects to be extremely distractingIn the very first part of his TED speech ,I was captivated by the visuals .He had these eerie shadow puppets on the wall to engage theaudiences attention which I thought was a great use of the GarrPhillips and Nancy Duarte presentation style tips , however he usedway too many audio and visual aids during the duration of his TEDspeech Although his speech was very informative , these thingsdistracted me somewhat from what he was trying to convey to theaudience
3. Which of the ten TED Commandments does the speaker best follow? How/why?Unless I am wrong I believe Jon Ronson used all ten of TED commandmentsI. Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual ShtickII .Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share.Something Thou Hast Never Shared BeforeIII.Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy PassionIV.Thou Shalt Tell a StoryV.Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the Sake ofBlessed Connection and Exquisite ControversyVI. Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thy Failure as well asthy Success.VII.Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings,nor thy Desparate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness.VII.Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.IX. Thou Shalt Not Read thy Speech.X.Thou Shalt Not Steal the Time of Them that Follow Thee
What tips were used from Garr Reynolds or Nancy Duarte?Jon Ronson used all 5 of the presentation style tipsTip #1: Select simple yet powerful images to get your message across. In this image, the simplicity of a parkbench in the snow attracts the audience’s attention because of the power of the scene. The focal point isclearly the bench because of the white space (here, literal “white space” because of the snow in thebackground), and the eyes are drawn to the empty bench immediately. Since this slide contains such a simple,easy to digest focal point, the audience gets it without having to think about it. This type of slide is known asglance media. Your audience can then focus on the meaning behind the slide because the message isunderstood after only a glance. Your slide is powerful because you are forcing the audience’s eyes and, then,their minds.Tip #2: Search for high quality images. Google search is never a good place to start. Think about this: aKeynote slide is 1024 by 768, so you want an image that is at least that size. (Personally, I always go larger, asmaking an image smaller is never an issue. Trying to stretch a tiny image onto a large canvas never works, andthe image becomes blurry and distorted.) A wonderful place to find high quality images is Flickr. Flickr is a websitephotographers use to post their high resolution photography, so the images are not only large, but of the finest caliber. Beautiful images with no distortion = easy for your audience todigest. And if you’re thinking about using clip art, please step away from the computer and out of the 1980s.Tip #3: Each slide should be driven by the image. Most PowerPoint slides make the mistake of using text as thefocal point. The picture superiority effect states that people remember images more than any other medium(such as text). If you want to make a slide that people remember, make it visual, and make it image-driven. Ifyou’d rather the audience concentrate on text, give them a handout. There is a HUGE difference between areport and a visual presentation. Learn more about the difference here.Tip #4: Don’t cram a bunch of stuff on your slide. The antithesis of cramming a bunch of stuff on your slide is elegance. Elegance is refined, dignified, tasteful, and cleverly simple(Source). Think of a ballerina. She is graceful with perfect awareness of every movement she makes. Similarly, be aware of every single facet of your slide: the image, the text, the emptyspace. Everything should work together to support a simple, tasteful, refined meaning. When it is tweaked and polished enough, a finished slideshow should be elegant.
7 .Compare and contrast your speaker to Sir KenRobinson from the two videos youWatched : Sir Ken Robinsons presentation was extremelyhumorous and he had my undivided attention theentire time .He did not need to resort to an over useof audio and visual aids to convey his thesisI found Jon Ronson presentation to be a veryenlightning subject on the mental illness ofPsychopaths ,and I liked how he used story telling toconvey his thesis to his audience , however he usedtoo many audio and visual aids which were a bitdistracting .I would have to say that although I foundboth topics highly captivating,Sir Ken Robinson ,heldmy interest a lot more than Jon Ronson
8. What tips can you give your classmateson delivery for their upcoming speechesbasedONLY on your TED Talk? I would have tosay limit your use of audio and visualgraphics ,because although they canmake a huge impact on your audience,too many of them can resort iindistraction ,thereby losinbg youraudiences attention