Manner of Speaking

Analysis of a speech by Sir Ken Robinson

It’s time for another TED Talk, and this one by Sir Ken Robinson is one of my favourites. Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in education, innovation, creativity and human resources.

His latest book is entitled The Element. As Robinson states: “The element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion. When people arrive at the element, they feel most themselves and most inspired and achieve at their highest levels.” Do yourself a favour and spend some time perusing his website.

Before you do so, however, watch his talk below. It is 20 minutes, so find some time when you can watch it without interruption. Afterwards, we’ll look at some of the reasons why I think it is so great.

So what can we learn about public speaking from Sir Ken? Plenty! In no particular order, here are some of the things that I appreciated: