Is the top ranked adaptive femalesnowboarder in the world. She lost herlegs when she was 19 to meningitis.
In thisinspirational TEDtalk, “LIVINGBEYOND LIMITS”Amy talks about the power ofimagination and how our livesare not determined by whathappens to us, but by thechoices we make.
Capturing the Audience: Amy Captured the audience in her speech by telling her personal story that was very emotional and heartfelt. Amy kept the attention of the audience by continuing her motivating story and how she overcame what could have broken anybody else.
The reason I am giving Amy a 5 isbecause she connects with theaudience in a way that makes youfeel like nothing can stop youfrom doing what you want to do.She is energetic on stage, getsemotional, tells jokes, andmotivates the hell out of anyone.
Amy did a wonderful job of following Garr Reynolds tips to a great presentationand by following this simple phrase “Keep It Simple.” Inher speech she had a few pictures right when they were needed to show howand what was going on at that time in her life.
What I learned from Amy Purdy is that just because life throwsa kink into what or how you thought it was going to end upyou can always achieve your dreams and don’t give up. Onceyou hit what you thought was the end get the courage andbreak through any and allOBSTACLES.
I believe that there are some key differences inthe way these two speakers present. Ken likesto tell jokes and be more informative on histhoughts. Amy has passion and gives youmotivation to do things that you would neverhave thought you could do.
One thing I can tell students fortheir upcoming speeches is toalways be prepared. If you gointo the speech knowingwhat’s coming you will do justfine.