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3.0 out of 5 starsEffective speaking / presenting: Falls Short
Reviewed in India 🇮🇳 on 17 July 2014
I rate this book as average as it does a good job of describing the presentation styles and learnings from some of the most successful presenters at Ted. However, it falls materially short in some other aspects.
Using stories, being passionate, offering new material, being humorous; these are all components of a good presentation. However, this is not a medicine that can fit to all circumstances. For example, I am not sure if Dr. Jill brought that human brain to a room full of brain scientists, it would have had the same effect that it had on a room full of high schoolers.
One of the key ingredients of a key presentation is to know your audience. What could be a good presentation to one audience, could end up being a nightmare to another.
Read it if for presenting a topic that is relatively unfamiliar to your audience.