Nathaniel robinson ted
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nathaniel robinson ted
VAN JONES The Economic Injustice of Plastic
• Van Jones was able to instantly grab peoples attention once he started talking about a topic that could potentially affect everybody. He was able to speak very fluently and seemed very comfortable.
Keeping audience engagement?• Van Jones adds some humor to his presentation to maintain engagement with the audience. He also tells a story that can everyone there can relate to due to being in the same state.
• Van Jones does a great job at making a complex topic very plain and simple. He educates people on what is happening with the air quality in a very understandable manner.
• I would give Van Jones a 4 out of 5 on the dynamism scale.
• I chose to give Van Jones a 4 because I think he could have added more to his presentation. If he incorporated more stories into his presentation, I believe it would make a big difference and make his presentation much better.
• Nancy Duarte stresses the importance of stories in a presentation. Stories help build and maintain an emotional connection between the presenter and audience.
• Van did incorporate some stories into his presentation but I feel as if there could have been more. I found the stories he told to be be quite powerful and meaningful.
What did I learn?• After watching Van Jones’ presentation, I learned about how the quality of the air is being affected by the production, usage, and disposal of plastic products. I also learned how certain aspects of a presentation can make a very dramatic difference.
• Van Jones’ presentation made it clear to me how all the aspects of a presentation are important. I noticed he talked very fluently and remained calm. He knew very much about his topic and was able to explain it easily. He seemed to have very high professional integrity and presented a great speech.
Compared to Sir KenRobinson I enjoyed Sir Ken Robinson’s presentation more than Van Jones’. Even though Van Jones’ presentation was exceptionally well done, Sir Ken Robinsons placement of stories, humor, facts, and opinions made his presentation more enjoyable for myself.
• Van Jones could have used more stories to get his point across. I also feel as if he could have engaged with the audience just a little more. In the end it was a great presentation but I would declare Sir Ken Robinson the winner.
Tips for the class • Make sure you have a really good understanding of the topic you are presenting. If you know a lot about the subject, the presentation should be quite easy.
• Aside from understanding your topic, it is a wise idea to make sure your presentation is well planned. From the lighting to your outfit, everything matters. If you have a well planned presentation, you look and act professional, you will be taken more seriously.
Citations• http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/food-for- everyone/van-jones-beyond-the-politics-of- confrontation• http://www.dumblittleman.com/2011/09/how-to-stay- on-taskevery-day.html• http://testyyettrying.blogspot.com/2012/09/speech- rating-scale-two-versions.html• http://www.beyourownit.com/blog/the-importance- of-educating-consumers/• http://middle-aged-diva.blogspot.com/2011/05/best- advice-on-life-ever.html• http://maxkaizen.com/ted-x-spark-catches-in-joburg/