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  1. 1. TED Talk Evaluation Presentation Chris Gerdes
  2. 2. Dr. Chris Gerdes , the Director of the Center forAutomotive Research at Stanford (convenientlyacronymed CARS), and his team are developing arobotic race car, capable of driving at outrageousspeeds while avoiding every possible accident.
  3. 3. Chris Gerdes: The future race car -- 150mph, Chris Gerdes: and no driver The future race car -- 150mph, and no driver, In this video Chris explains his idea of the future race car and how his testing is trying to prove that a robotic car can be safer and avoid accidents.
  4. 4. Chris also includes a secondary study on the humanbrainwave actions while driving in a race car. He compareshow brainwaves react in certain situations while in the car.
  5. 5. Getting the audiences attention:The presenter engaged the audience right from thebeginning by asking a simple interactive question:How many of you have gotten into a car and reallyshould not have been driving? This simple questioncan relate to a lot of people and get their attentionfrom the beginning.
  6. 6. Keeping the audience engaged:The speaker keeps the audience engaged by using visual aidssuch as pictures and videos of the autonomous car andvideos of the drivers using the brainwave testing technology.
  7. 7. Dynamism 4/5I would rate Chris’ dynamism a 4/5 because of the shortlength of the presentation. Other than this minor point Ithought the presenter was passionate about his workand was very professional and was very good at keepingthe audience engaged with visual aids and use of humor.
  8. 8. Chris’ video presentations were very clear and helped explain to the audience hisstudies on brainwave activity and the usefulness of an autonomous car. Thespeaker was extremely informative about his topic of discussion.
  9. 9. A lot presentation tips from Garr Reynolds were used in his presentationsuch as: Show your passion Start strong Keep it short Move away from the podium Use a remote control device
  10. 10. What have I learned?This speaker has taught methat visual aids can be veryimportant when it comes tokeeping the audienceinterested. It can also be veryuseful to make a few jokes inthe speech to keep theaudience interested as well, aslong as it is kept professionaland tasteful.
  11. 11. COMPARE:I thought that KenRobinson and ChrisGerdes both usedhumor to keep theaudience engaged intheir presentationsand both presentedwith greatprofessionalism andwere very wellinformed on theirtopic of discussion.
  12. 12. The major differenceDIFFERENCES: that the two speaker had was the use of visual aids. Robinson did not use any visua aids and Gerdes used a lot.
  13. 13. Gerdes is speaking more on a topic of future advances in sciencewhile Robinson expresses the need for his topic to be achievedat the present time.
  14. 14. The Do’s and Donts of Speaking: For future speakers
  15. 15. Do’s1. Do Use Visual Aids2. Do Use the entire stage3. Do Use humor to keep the audience involved4. Do Keep the audience involved with questions and interactions5. Be well informed about your topic
  16. 16. Don’ts1. Don’t just stand in one place2. Don’t mumble, you will lose the audience3. Don’t lose eye contact