TED Ed Club

Lesson Resources

Lesson #4

What makes a great talk, great: Chris Anderson at TEDGlobal 2013

The Mechanics of Public Speaking

The Mechanics of Public Speaking

"Say what you are going to say, say it, then say what you just said."

1. Present an attention-grabbing opening (controversy, puzzle, story, question).

2. State the key point or thesis.

3. State the objective or roadmap.

4. Give analysis - the meat of the presentation (use transition statements!)

5. Sum up your points and conclude (tie back to introduction).


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