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E07. Speech Breakdown – TED Talk by Joe Smith “How to Use One Paper Towel”

Here we are at episode seven of The Presentation Boss Podcast! Your hosts Kate and Thomas are experienced not only as speakers, but as presentation coaches. They love finding the strengths and weaknesses in a presentation and explaining why they work or need to be considered. And so, here’s another episode where we listen to a TED Talk and break down what is great about it!

This time Kate has picked a demonstrative talk from retired US politician Joe Smith and his 2012 TED Talk ‘How to Use One Paper Towel’. This is a great example of how to best leverage the use of physical props!

What You’ll Learn
• One of the most powerful ways we know to continually improve your speaking
• Something Kate thinks about every time she washes her hands in public
• How to use paper towels (obviously!) and reduce your paper consumption
• A introduction method for building intrigue in your presentation
• Why a physical prop can be far better than slides
• A beautiful example of getting the audience involved in the delivery
• Persuasion through demonstration

Mentioned In The Show
• Joe Smith | How to Use One Paper Towel: https://www.ted.com/talks/joe_smith_how_to_use_a_paper_towel

Resources and Links
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• Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/
• Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/
• The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/
• Email us! [email protected]

Quotes From This Episode
• “He’s added where we’re going to land in this presentation.. so now we know the [direction] of the rest of his talk”
• “What a beautiful example of audience involvement”
• “People love that!”
• “He’s made the key [message] of his presentation really obvious and memorable”
• “There are so many rhetoric devices about persuasion”
• “A beautifully thought out closing line”

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