Skip to content
76 Anthony

76. Speech Breakdown: TED Talk by Anthony Metivier “Two Easily Remembered Questions That Silence Negative Thoughts”

This should be memorable; episode seventy-six of The Presentation Boss Podcast. In January Thomas had the pleasure of coaching Anthony Metivier here in Brisbane for a TEDx Talk to be delivered in Melbourne. It was a fun process (that might be outlined in a future discussion episode) that resulted in the talk that Kate and Thomas are going to break down on the show here.

Before we do, Thomas recorded a conversation with Anthony about the process of getting ready for, and finally delivering an actual TEDx Talk. Maybe it’s on your bucket list too? He is known colloquially as ‘the memory guy’ and in this talk, walks us through the process he used to save his mental health and keep it in control to this day. It’s a bit less hard-data-and-science- than our usual, but the skills, competence and techniques are still on display. So, listen in for this interview and breakdown!

Show your support for this episode on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/presentationboss


What You’ll Learn
• Exactly what it’s like to be coached by Thomas for a TEDx Talk

• The process to refine and distill many thoughts and concepts into a single presentation

• How to internalise a speech by getting physical

• What it feels like to open a presentation with a question

• When pauses can create great contrast and comprehension in communication

• Where a single visual could be helpful to aid recognition of a concept

• The importance of the process to put together an effective talk, regardless of content

• Being mindful of clothing to stand out from the speaking area’s background


Mentioned In The Show

Dr. Anthony Metivier | “Two Easily Remembered Questions That Silence Negative Thoughts”

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

• Join our online community: Presentation Bosses Facebook Group

More posts you might like...

79. Speech Breakdown: The Secrets of Food Marketing

Time to sit down and listen in to episode seventy-nine of The Presentation Boss Podcast. In this breakdown, we tackle something a little bit different. This talk was suggested to us by a listener and we’ve hesitated to have this detailed look at it for months. It is an acted marketing piece for a UK…
Read More

78. Where to Start When You Don’t Know Where to Start

Episode seventy-eight of The Presentation Boss Podcast and in this short time together, Kate and Thomas tackle that problem of where do you even start when you need to prepare for a presentation. Whether you have a head full of ideas and content all swimming around untamed and need to implement the Brain Dump method.…
Read More

77. Todd Cherches on Visual Leadership and Communication

Strap in for episode seventy-seven of The Presentation Boss Podcast. Over the past few months, Thomas has had some conversations with Todd Cherches about all things presentations. Given he has just released a book about visual communication, you can imagine those conversations were quite animated and aligned. As is often the case with all professional…
Read More

75. Storytelling With Data and PowerPoint

It’s numbers and narrative on episode seventy-five of The Presentation Boss Podcast. Numbers don’t make sense outside of the context of the story they tell. And while we may have access to the best, newest and fanciest graphing software on the planet, the best graphs still need to be presented properly. Even the best graphs…
Read More

74. Scott Stratten on Talent, Preparation and Millennials

Take a swig of maple syrup for episode seventy-four of The Presentation Boss Podcast. Today we have the world-famous Canadian speaker, Scott Stratten. He’s famous for his man-bun, talks on marketing and ‘the Millennial rant’. Anyone who listens to enough content in the world of presentations ought not to be a stranger to this guy’s…
Read More

73. Speech Breakdown: TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson “Do schools kill creativity?”

It’s a big moment for episode seventy-three of The Presentation Boss Podcast. When Kate and Thomas first planned out the speech breakdown format, this was the first talk Thomas added to the list. Sir Ken Robinson’s famous TED Talk was only the sixth ever uploaded to the TED website and has since become the single…
Read More

Leave a Comment