Eddie ObengSmart-failure for afast-changing world
• Someone or something has changed the rules about how our world works.
He captured theaudience’sattention by usinghumor in hisopening story.
Mr. Obeng maintainedthe audience’sattention by usingfunny stories to helpexplain the points hewas making during hispresentation
TED CommandmentThe 4th Commandment “Thou Shalt Tell aStory,” was followed best throughout thispresentation. Eddie Obeng used manyfunny stories to help him get his pointsacross while keeping the audienceinterested.
Dynamism4/5I believe Eddie Obengwas very prepared.He used his bodymovement very welland had nice changesin his tone when hewas emphasizingcertain point.The only downfall, inmy opinion, was attimes he would talk alittle too fast.
NaturalnessMr. Obeng’s whole presentation just flowed. There were no pauses in between thoughts. Each thought went smoothly into the next.
What I Learned??I learned to be prepared, maintain eyecontact with the audience, and showenthusiasm. The audience could tell hewas well prepared and they fed off of hishigh energy.
Compare/Contrast• Grabbed the audience’s • Also used humor and attention using storytelling storytelling to grab the and humor audience’s attention• Used different visual aids • Only 1 total visual aid for both during presentation video (Used in the ‘Changing Education Paradigms” speech.
TipsMake sure you are well prepared before presenting.You want the audience to believe that you are acredible speaker. Keep eye contact and showexcitement. If you’re using a visual aid, keep it simple.Remember, less is more.