Inspiration for your Public Speaking
Last week in June, first week in July… Wimbledon fortnight, in the UK sales of tennis rackets go through the roof as people are inspired by their heroes.
The icy coolness of Borg, the grit and determination of Nadal, the sheer bloody mindedness of McEnroe and the balletic arrogance of Federer. Each of them transforms a simple game into an art form and provides inspiration along the way.
It’s the same in any area of life, you meet inspirational people who point your life in a completely new direction. That school teacher who inspired you to work towards getting to university, your first boss who showed you what could be achieved by sheer hard work and that good friend who showed you the value of real friendship.
Public Speaking is no different, we all need inspiration and this video will provide just that. It will move you, inspire you and take your Public Speaking to the next level.
This is a TED video, which I first saw on John Zimmer’s website, “Manner of Speaking“. John has some great material on his site so if you get a few minutes, head on over and take a look.
“TED is a small non-profit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize.”
From the TED website http://www.ted.com
The video is over 20 minutes long, but I guarantee that if you watch the first minute, you’ll watch it to the end. And believe me… this is one ending you won’t want to miss!
Don’t analyse just watch, learn and above all… enjoy.
Were you inspired?
What do you think?
What did you like most about the speech, the message, the humour, the interplay with the audience?
Has the video made you look at Public Speaking in a new way?
Leave me a comment and let me have your thoughts.
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