Tag Archives: TED

Nuggets of Storytelling Wisdom

In this post, I return to one of my favourite themes that run through this blog: the importance of storytelling. Past posts on the subject include this one and this one. I recently came across a great TED Talk on … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Alberto Cairo

Alberto Cairo is the head of the orthopedic program run by the International Committee of the Red Cross (the “ICRC”) in Afghanistan. A physiotherapist from Italy, he has been in Afghanistan for more than 20 years. During that time, he has … Continue reading

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50 New Year’s Resolutions for Public Speakers

Here are 50 ideas to help you take your public speaking to a new level in the New Year. In no particular order: 1.  I will prepare. 2.  I will practice. 3.  I will have a clear message. 4.  I will be … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by William Kamkwamba

Today’s post is about a remarkable young man named William Kamkwamba. William comes from a poor village in Malawi in southeast Africa. Life there is hard. The main source of income is farming. When the rains don’t come, conditions become … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know Dick

I am referring to Dick Clarence Hardt, founder and CEO of Sxip Identity and a big proponent of Identity 2.0. (Unless, of course, you actually do know Dick!) The presentation below (which, as you’ll see, was the inspiration for the … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, TED!

Exactly five years ago today, on 27 June 2006, TED made its talks available for free to the world. Since then, TED has posted some pretty amazing on-line statistics: 975 TED Talks on the Internet; 20,000 translations; 500 million video … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Devices: Anaphora

This post is part of a series on rhetoric and rhetorical devices. For other posts in the series, please click this link. Device: Anaphora Origin: From the Greek ἀναφορά (anafora), meaning “to bring back” or “to carry back”. In plain … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Bruce Aylward

I have a special interest in this TED Talk for two reasons. First, the talk is given by Bruce Aylward, a fellow Canadian and one of my colleagues at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Bruce is a physician … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Kathryn Schulz

Analysis of a TED Talk by Kathryn Schultz Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by Mark Bezos

Analysis of a great TED Talk by Mark Bezos. Continue reading

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Lessons from a Ukulele

Creativity and passion in a most unusual package. Continue reading

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Breaking the Ice: A Guest Post by TeachStreet

From TeachStreet: How to break the ice when giving a speech. Continue reading

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