Public Speaking Week 2TED Talk Evaluation Presentation
TED Talk VideoTan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves
Question 1Who is the speaker that you chose, and what is the thesis of the speech?The speaker of this topic is the founder and CEOof Emotiv Lifescience, Tan Le. The topic she istalking about with us is how to have computers,in this case a headset, read our brain waves.
Question 2A How did the speaker capture the attention of the audience in his or her introduction?Tan talked about how we have a very limitedway of interacting with the technology vs. theway we interact with other people.
Question 2B How did the speaker maintain the engagement of the audience throughout the speech?Tan used lots of high quality pictures to show theheadset that she was using in this speech anddemoed the headset also with a speaker, EvanGrant, that has appeared before on TED. There wasalso video showing how it can be used in aSmarthouse, and how it can help someone movewhen they are in an electric wheelchair.
Question 3Evaluate the speaker in terms of dynamism from 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). What could the speaker have done to increase his or her dynamism?Tan would be rated a 3 in dynamism. She was veryinformative about her topic and delivered it to theaudience in an easy way but the way it wasdelivered wasn’t great. There wasn’t much life inthe delivery in her voice it felt more like a lecturevoice.
Question 4 What tips were used from Garr Reynolds or Nancy Duarte?Tan used a few tips, she used images, videosand audio, and kept a very complicated topicsimple, and she the way she did her speech itfelt like she followed the model shape thatNancy went over.
Question 5 What have you learned about delivery based upon watching your presenter?What I have learned is that to keep the audienceinterested you need to keep it:-Simple-Short-If possible demo it-Use examples that the audience can relate to-Use a voice that isnt monotone or boring but one full oflife and that would keep you interested
Question 6Compare and contrast your speaker to Sir Ken Robinson from the two videos you watched (“Schools Kill Creativity” and “Changing Education Paradigms”)Ken kept the audience interested in him with lots ofhumor, examples in life that you can relate to and topicthat are familiar to you and stories.Tan took a very complicated topic that would go overpeoples heads and simplified it to a way that it could beunderstood and how it can be useful to people ineveryday life and to how it can change lives for people.
Question 7 What tips can you give your classmates on delivery for their upcoming speeches based ONLY on your TED Talk?From the TED Talk that Tan did the tips I can give you is:-If you have a complicated topic keep it simple and easy tounderstand to someone that knows nothing about your topic-Use visual aids such as pictures that are related to your topicand what your trying to show-Videos to show demos of your topic which will help you getyour idea across.-Live demos of your topic too to show how it works rightthere.
CreditsTED Talk:Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaveshttp://www.ted.com/talks/tan_le_a_headset_that_reads_your_brainwaves.htmlQuestions from:psp-o_ted_assignment_rubrichttp://media.online.fullsail.edu/storeA/FULLSAIL/faculty/2012/08/psp-o_ted_assignment_rubricb1940fa4-7b28-436c-9a35-ddda572ed23f.docxImage:images.ted.com/images/ted/185657_389x292.jpgPowerpoint slideshow made by:Garrett Newberry