Sunday, January 27, 2019

Making it Interesting

Watch this TEDx talk from Gordon Kangas about Giving Presentations Worth Listening To


Tell me at least one thing you learned about giving interesting presentations from listening to his talk.

Post your response in the comments by 11:59 pm on Friday, February 1st.

22 comments:

  1. 1. Everything you do in your presentation needs to be focused towards getting them to that eventual goal.
    2. you're not there to be interesting you're there to be effective.
    3. The rule of three.

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  2. Teresa Avogaro
    One thing I learned from listening to this TED talk was that you need to set an achievable goal, and then transform the goal into a big idea. This big idea gives someone something to embrace that is also strategic. Everything you do in your presentation needs to be directed and focused on getting them to the goal, like a straight line.

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  3. Madison Meyer
    I learned that when your there, youre there to be effective. Like during a presentation, you must focus on being effective in getting them to understand and get to the goal. Everything needs to be focused on the goal and how to get there.

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  4. Andrea Arzabala
    Through watching the Ted Talk, I learned that in order to make a presentation interesting, one must have a clear goal. One must know what that goal is, and narrow the explanation into three main concepts that will get the audience from what they already know to the new information in a straight line pattern (rather than all over the place). After all, one does give presentations not [necessarily] to be interesting but to be effective although they do have a close correlation.

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  5. I learned during this Ted Talk is to not dwell on making is overly interesting but to stick to the clear goal and make the presentation effective towards the audience.

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  6. I learned that you need to have a big and clear goal for a presentation if you want it to be effective. While presenting, you shouldn't talk about other things and get distracted. You need to have your mind set on the goal and work towards it and make the whole presentation about it.

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  7. Allison Garcia

    Listening to this TED Talk, I learned in order to make a presentation be successful, you must have a clear goal. Also not to make the presentation overly interesting but to make it effective towards the audience.

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  8. In this TED Talk I learned that you need to have an achievable goal. Don't make a goal that's too easy or too difficult, but one that will make you work a little bit to make a change in someone while giving your presentation.

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  9. i learned that in order to have an effective presentation you need a clear and reasonably difficult goal. During the presenttation you need to stay on track.

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  10. I learned that effective presentations must have a clear goal. This cannot simply be information that a student or person must memorize, but and actual goal to be accomplished.

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  11. Maddison Labrie
    In this TED Talk, I learned that the best presentation is having a clear and achievable goal. You have to keep the goal simple so the audience can have the easiest understanding of the presentation.

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  12. Tori Azuara
    I learned that to give an effective presentation, the focus doesn't need to be on entertainment and trying to be interesting but instead on getting the message across and making sure people understand.

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  13. I learned that that an effective presentation needs a goal that is achievable for the audience. It helps to create a plan for the presentation by creating the big idea which is extremely important.

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  14. I learned that you have to have one specific goal when making a presentation, make sure not to focus too much on making it interesting but focus on making it effective.

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  15. One interesting thing I learned from this video was the idea that the relative success of a presentation should be determined based on effectiveness and not just how interesting it is. Once the presenter has an achievable goal set, they should focus on making sure in every step that the goal is being achieved, rather than trying to make it more "interesting" but not relevant to the end goal.

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  16. I learned that their should be a achievable goals set for the audience, so that at the end of the presentation, their walking away with new information. Also not making it too difficult, or too easy.

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  17. Natalie Neidig
    In this TED talk, I learned that you need to set an achievable goal when presenting, that way the audience has one thing to focus on during the whole presentation. Don't baby the audience and make it easy, but don't make it too difficult to where it is hard to comprehend.

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  18. I learned that you need to set a goal before you present anything so that the audience knows where you're getting at to the end.

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  19. Celicia Creswell
    In this TED talk I learned that their should be an achievable goals that you have for the audience, so that in the end of the presentation. They will be walking away with new information.Not only that but also not making it too difficult or too easy as well.

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  20. Kennedy Penland
    I learned how to do a professional presentation and to stick to the specific goal when giving an effective presentation. If you follow through with the goal the audience will comprehend the information.

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  21. Savannah Wilder
    In this TED talk I learned that you are not their to be entertaining or to be entertained yourself you are there to effectively get them to the goal whatever it may be.

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  22. The most important thing I learned was setting a goal and making sure the presentation helps achieve that goal. The goal must be effective and you have to stick with it in order to be able to get it.

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