Oh manOh man, this is good. I really needed this. As both a writer and an individual surrounded by my current community, I need to learn how to effectively communicate my ideas. I want to change not only my life, but the world around me. Sooo bad. How do I present my ideas of a different life which may sound so foreign, and at times offensive, to those around me? I think the biggest key is to empathize with the audience. It’s not about me, but it’s about them. It’s not about my ideas, but about them becoming empowered.
If you want to communicate your ideas more effectively, take a little time to read through this article and watch the video of Nancy Duarte. It’s definitely given me some good insight and pointers.
Stepping onto the TED or TEDx stage — or speaking in front of any group of people, for that matter — is truly nerve-wracking. Will you remember everything you wanted to say, or get so discombobulated that you skip over major points? Will the audience be receptive to your ideas, or will you notice a guy in row three nodding off to sleep?
Presentation expert Nancy Duarte, who gave the TED Talk “The secret structure of great talks,” has built her career helping people express their ideas in presentations. The author of Slide:ology and Resonate, Duarte has just released a new book through the Harvard Business Review: The HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations.
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