Let's Talk About 'Nothing'

Let's Talk About 'Nothing'

The Ted Talk given by Will Stephenson justifies the fact that the art of orating, is everything. It’s a known fact that many around us bluff their way through practically anything and everything, some of us are good influencers whereas the rest of us are still to learn the art. Through this video Will Stephenson shows us that the key to being an effective public speaker is to engage the audience with questions and conversational words at the very beginning, this helps create a warm and friendly environment and hence make the audience more interested in the talk. He also portrays the importance of using visuals like graphs, flow charts and pictures, this is because 65% of people are visual learners, hence presenting information that is visually depicted signals the brain that something of importance is being shared. Did you know? The least popular TED Talkers used an average of 272 hand gestures during the 18-minute talk and the most popular TED Talkers used an average of 465 hand gestures—that's almost double! So now you know, to make an impact, use the space and befriend the audience.

- Ayushi Khaturia and Taher Shehabi

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