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54. Speech Breakdown: TED Talk by Malcolm Gladwell “Choice, Happiness and Spaghetti Sauce”

Jump on in to episode fifty-four of The Presentation Boss Podcast! This week Kate and Thomas are listening in to a TED Talk recommended by a listener. Thank you to Steve Bates for putting us onto this talk. It’s lovely to watch this talk, it’s so compelling and a slight peek back at what TED was like in 2004.

This talk cleverly leverages the hefty use of metaphor to anchor a concept in the mind of the audience, and the ending even takes Kate by surprise. Listen in as Kate and Thomas play the talk and pause to make comment. There is a lot to learn here about calm delivery, careful selection of details and even storytelling.

What You’ll Learn
• Getting quickly to the valuable content of your presentation

• A reason to be a good audience member

• What to do when a distraction happens mid-presentation

• The value of using less adjectives when describing elements of a story

• How to not overwhelm the audience with too much technical detail

• Using effective pause when delivering an important point

• Purging the mind of your audience with humour before delivering a pertinent point

• What to do if you deliver humour that doesn’t work
• Why you should be careful of flippant statements that diminish your credibility


Mentioned In The Show
• Malcolm Gladwell | Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

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