Colin Powell: Kids Need Structure Former United States Secretary of State
Colin Powell Former UnitedStates Secretary of State
Colin Powell’s thesis was that kids need structure in their everyday life.
Colin used a storyabout a picture from aschool visit he recentlyhad to connect with the crowd right away.
He keep the crowd involved by tellingstories that got them to laugh and stay engaged.
What TED Commandment did he use? Colin used mostly commandment number 3because he has a passion tofor kids to have structure.
I give Colin a 5 for his fantasticengagement with the audience. He used hand gestures,personal stories, and moved around the stage to show ispassion of this topic.
He could use a very moremoments to let the crowd to absorb theinformation heis giving out. I personally felt he was speeding through his speech.
Colin used a few examples fromGarr Reynolds by making sure he was very genuinewith what he was speaking about. All of his stories had a lot ofemotion and drive the really connected with the audience.
After listening to Colin Powell speech I learned that I needto make sure when speaking to a crowd, I keep a lot of drive and passion into my stories. This will give my audience more connection to the information being presented
One of the other many things that I learned from Colin speech was to make sure that I have great eye contactwith the audience and not stare at one spot while giving
Colin had a lot in common with KenRobinson, one of which they both had storiesupon stories of things that have happened in their life time to show their points.
One major thing between Colin’s speech compared toKen’s is that Colin is more humorous at times. I found that the crowd response was great with this style of speaking. It showed to me that the crowd was connected from beginning to the end.
One major suggestion I have for my classmates is to make sure you keep good eye contact with youraudience. If you do this as well as tell personal stories to show examples, you will keep the interest of your crowd throughout your speech.