5 Patterns of Popular TED Talks

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Ever wondered why some TED talk recordings on YouTube gather a respectable few hundred thousand views while other go viral and attract many millions? Is there a difference in content, facts and figures or information shared that is more compelling and pertinent to a wider audience?

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North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns

Executive Speech Coach

North American English Dialects, Based on Pronunciation Patterns [link] Executive Speech Coach, Business presentation tips from George Torok, the Speech Coach for Executives. English, like many languages has many dialects and regional accents. None of them is the right way. This detailed website explains and demonstrates the variety of English spoken in North America. The detail is amazing - including links to videos that demonstrates the accents.

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Break The Pattern of Dullness: 10 Questions To Ask Yourself

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

Tags: Technique Top 10 dullness patterns Presentations Q&A

Comments on "Racial Segregation Patterns in Selective Universities"

Speaking Of...

Peter Arcidiacono of Duke University has been publishing a steady stream of papers examining the role of race in college admissions, with a particular focus on the effects of affirmative action. I''ve discussed his work on this blog before , and given the substantial attention that generated, I''m sharing thoughts on another relatively new piece.

Fame: Is the need for it getting re-wired into our brain patterns?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Neuroplasticity" is the term researchers use to describe how human beings can re-wire the patterns of their brains.    Most commonly this is accomplished through mindfulness training.    MRIs show, for example, how monks' gray matter changes.

Boost Your Public Speaking Skills by “Sounding” Confident!

DeFinis Communications

Using a slower speech pattern makes you sound confident and calms your nervous system. If you’re feeling nervous about giving an upcoming presentation, use your voice to your advantage.

2017 58

Duarte Launches New Strategy Practice to Help Leaders Spark and Sustain Movements

Duarte Blog

we uncovered a pattern in how they motivate and mobilize the masses, and now are applying that pattern to help others do the same.

2016 22

Duarte’s Diagrammer™: 4,000 Diagrams at Your Fingertips for 99 cents each

Duarte Blog

Ever-anxious to find patterns and processes, Nancy gathered sketchbooks from each of the designers at Duarte. Nancy sat and sorted for hours, searching for patterns, deciding which concepts could be grouped, and which ones necessitated their own category.

Vocal Impact Weekly Tip: Are you afraid to commit or do you just sound like it?

Kate's Voice

Upspeak is a speech pattern wherein […]. One of my clients, a c-level executive, sounds like he is asking questions all the time. At least, that’s what his team tells me.

3 smart ways to space out--not cram in--your slide content

The Eloquent Woman

If you've been doing this with black or white slides already, take another step and make your "blank" slide a graphic pattern like the one above. If highway signs looked like your slides.

2016 37

From Dating to Mating

The Communication Blog

7.11.2009 From Dating to Mating Heres a great article on patterns of pursuit with some really excellent advice on moving from dating to mating. Categories: dating , mating , patterns of pursuit 3comments: Kealah Parkinson said. Thanks for these resources, Joe! As you well know, once you've "mated," communication doesn't end; it increases. Here's some expert insight: [link] 2:22 PM maestra said.

Are you a speaker or an impressionist?

Speak Schmeak

However, when you decide to model yourself so specifically after a particular speaker, to the point of mimicking speech patterns and cadences, then you're going off track. So play with your speech patterns.

8 storytelling tips from my other blog

The Eloquent Woman

Themes and symmetry: Among the many patterns in a story, winding a theme through it, or taking advantage of opportunities for symmetry, are two with rich possibility for making the most of your story.

2015 43

Instead of wincing, 10 things to look for on the video of your talk

The Eloquent Woman

Watch for those patterns--freeze-frame if you need to catch them--and work on buying yourself time to think with new phrases , or work more on your message in advance and practice.

2016 40

6 myths about slides that are holding you back as a speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Consider moving to a blank or patterned slide without text from time to time, when you don't need to show something. Many presenters believe in a mythology about slides that's so strong, it's hard to shake. The result?

2016 52

Playing with audience perceptions of size

The Presenter's Blog

Rhetoric works by using word patterns. Whether you intended to do it or not, if you trip one of those patterns during a sale or a presentation, then a sizing spell kicks in and you shrink your positives or enlarge your negatives. by Peter Watts. Size is relative to the words you use.

2013 68

How to create your very own cool shapes with the Custom Shapes tools: Part IV-Combine

PowerPoint Tips

Here are some patterns I created using the Combine Shapes feature. This is the final installment of a 4-part series on the Custom Shapes tools. If you haven’t read those posts, I recommend reading them first.

Is your preparation ritual more trouble than it's worth?

Speak Schmeak

In the first two or three years of my career, I decided in my own crazy mind that I couldn't go onstage unless I had some kind of patterned or colored socks and underwear. On an episode of the Graham Norton Show, Graham asked his guests about preparation rituals.

Repeater or deleter: Which one are you?

Speak Schmeak

In casual listening we can often hear speakers' distinctive speech patterns when their disfluencies become excessive." That is, each of us is not unique in making mistakes, only in our own personal patterns of mistakes. One of my clients has a concern about finishing sentences.

2011 28

Make your talk better with practice and memorization

The Eloquent Woman

Quotes and jokes--which rely on disrupting a pattern, rather than a pattern you can memorize--are both on my list of hard-to-memorize items. Then, start a pattern of listening, followed by an attempt at delivery.

2015 31

Quickly create a grid of tiled images

PowerPoint Tips

They help you lay out multiple images in a preset pattern. Can you imagine creating this slide in under 5 minutes? Well, you can. Using SmartArt picture layouts. Few people use or even know about the SmartArt picture layouts. They even crop the images for you!

Proving you can do it

The Presenter's Blog

We think in words and that’s why the special speech-patterns used in rhetoric can be so powerful. One of my favourites is a pattern called “Argumentum a Fortiori”. by Peter Watts. Thought is language, and language is thought.

The three causes of public speaking fear (and what you can do about them)

Speaking about Presenting

Most of us have patterns of thinking that contribute to our nervousness.You can reduce your nervousness by exploring your patterns of thinking. One of the most common patterns of thinking that contribute to the fear of public speaking are demands.

2009 82

Sales arguments that build presentations

The Presenter's Blog

If they are then it’s because you’re recognizing the pattern from some of the better examples of television advertising. by Peter Watts. At the core of a sales presentation are logical arguments that lay out why your product benefits the customer.

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How to simplify your presentation without dumbing it down

Speaking about Presenting

One way to make sense of complexity is to find the patterns and make a model. Making a presentation simple requires hard thinking. You might be concerned that in your quest to make your presentation simple, you’ll dumb it down.

2010 123

Repetition in Your Presentation

Professionally Speaking...

His presentations to live audiences follow a similar pattern. Repetition has long been heralded in advertising, politics and public speaking as a device which can add emphasis and impact to key thoughts and phrases.

What’s your design style?

PowerPoint Tips

Grunge: Richly textured, patterns. Connie Malamed is an instructional designer and author. I attended a session of hers at the Presentation Summit conference and wanted to share her insights into design styles with you. Discover more of her insights at her webiste, The eLearning Coach.

What made this one of TED's most popular talks in 2016?

The Eloquent Woman

Judicious use of slides in a research talk: If you look closely, you'll notice that when Brewer finishes talking about a slide up on the screen, he moves to a "blank" patterned slide that matches the set.

2017 31

6 things you might be hiding behind as a public speaker

The Eloquent Woman

Or you might suit up with a power jacket, lots of jewelry, a distracting pattern, or a look more conservative than usual. Playwright Harold Pinter said, "One way of looking at speech is to say it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness."

2016 43

Add Meaning with Metaphor: Edinburgh workshop for speakers, speechwriters

The Eloquent Woman

Now, metaphors can play a crucial role in showing how the pieces fit together, because they reveal the desired shape of the pattern, based on an idea that the listener already understands.

2016 26

Seven speech-techniques powering Obama’s UN Address

The Presenter's Blog

The syllables are following a pattern of passive – stressed – passive – stressed. by Peter Paskale. Powerful speeches contain powerful content. For that content to shine though, it must be mounted into a powerful structure.

2014 77

The Fear of Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

After a traumatic experience your memory tends to exaggerate how poorly the event went, and the more time that goes by without that thought pattern being interrupted, the “bigger” the event feels, and the more anxious you feel prior to the next presentation. In this case it is critical to break this pattern, and that is done through scaling – finding low stakes… The next time you are about to present, do yourself a favor and take a deep breath.

2012 72

Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen

The storyboard process allows you to flesh out themes and look for patterns as you apply your creativity toward presenting your content in a structured yet engaging way.

2014 62

Scott McCloud: Presenting comics in a new (media) world

Presentation Zen

Watch for patterns. I''m a big fan of Scott McCloud''s work. I linked to this 2005 TED talk a few years ago, but it''s worth linking to again today.

2014 19

Microstyle: The art of writing little

The Presenter's Blog

He dives into poetry for an exploration of rhythm patterns that can make a micromessage leap off the screen.

Instead of wincing, 10 things to look for on that video of your talk

The Eloquent Woman

Watch for those patterns--freeze-frame if you need to catch them--and work on buying yourself time to think with new phrases , or work more on your message in advance and practice.

2014 22

The 5 Bad Habits of Experienced Speakers

Speaking about Presenting

Start talking – smile, that was my pattern. I’ve been through a long journey (25 years) of developing as a speaker. I started off shy, nervous and tentative. Now I’m a high energy, animated speaker and I love connecting, laughing, riffing with an audience.

2011 77

The Eloquent Woman's weekly speaker toolkit, double edition

The Eloquent Woman

Fans of The Eloquent Woman on Facebook see links to good reads, resources and ideas from other sources there, in addition to posts from the blog. But you won''t miss a thing, since I''m summarizing that extra content and putting it here on the blog for all readers to see.

2014 22

Public Speaking: 25 Tips to Calm Your Nerves

Matt Eventoff

After a traumatic experience your memory tends to exaggerate how poorly the event went, and the more time that goes by without that thought pattern being interrupted, the “bigger” the event feels, and the more anxious you feel prior to the next presentation. In this case it is critical to break this pattern, and that is done through scaling – finding low stakes… The next time you are about to present, do yourself a favor and take a deep breath.

2012 59

DJ Skills Transferable to Other Business

Executive Speech Coach

Watching and listening to the audience Playing the music for the audience - not me Noticing patterns of style Smiling even when you don't feel like it Not panicking when things go wrong -- Presentation Tips on Twitter Presentation Skills Club on Facebook Executive Speech Coach , Business presentation tips from George Torok , the Speech Coach for Executives Executive Speech Coach & Business Presentation Skills Expert George Torok www.SpeechCoachforExecutives.com.