TED Talks for Speech Classes

TED Talks for Speech Classes

Check out this thread of conversations on the English Companion Ning about video to incorporate into instruction about public speaking.

Video Recommendations for Teaching Speech


Note particularly these recommended by Amy Cody

Videos- The Myth of Violence- http://www.ted.com/talks/steven_pinker_on_the_myth_of_violence.html (look at speaker presentation, visual aids, use of resources, speaker’s purpose and use of proof, etc.)

What’s the Right Thing to do: http://www.ted.com/talks/michael_sandel_what_s_the_right_thing_to_d…  (watch how speaker uses a story to begin his speech, polls the audience- pulling them in, moves out from podium)

How Schools kill creativity- http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity….  (notice how speaker uses humor at start, purpose 3:15, uses humor again, gives a story 3:40

How to make a splash- http://www.ted.com/talks/alexis_ohanian_how_to_make_a_splash_in_soc… (show all- notice how he uses visual to enhance his speech)  Kids LOVE this one!!




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