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Speak Like a Fish: When the content loses the thread

With the 4 speeches we looked at - Do schools kill creativity? (Sir Ken Robinson), Your body shape who you are (Amy Cuddy), How great leaders inspire (Simon Sinek) and The power of vulnerability (Brené Brown) - we find four type of structures, from the very classical one, intro-main body-conclusion, to the storytellling one. Did… Continue reading Speak Like a Fish: When the content loses the thread

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Speak Like a Fish: Contrast, humour and storytelling

Let’s recharge our neurons today by analysing another speech, and we will stay with the TED.com top 20. With more than 27,153, 640 views at the time of this post publication, this speech “The power of vulnerability” from Brené Brown does attract people. I am watching it for the first time while writing this post,… Continue reading Speak Like a Fish: Contrast, humour and storytelling

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Speak Like a Fish: Creating curiosity

It’s happening again… You are passing by the aquarium and one of the fishes swims quickly toward the window. You are convinced it went straight for you, its body and fins swinging in rhythm with an unheard song; its mouth opening, closing, bubbles of expression dancing in your eyes. You pause... this time you know,… Continue reading Speak Like a Fish: Creating curiosity

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Speak Like a Fish: What about the audience?

“I have a dream” - Who does not know that sentence? Who does not know that famous speech from Martin Luther King? But... who does know that Martin Luther King initially did not plan to use that section of his speech? The speech was delivered, on August 28th 1963, to an estimated 250,000 people who… Continue reading Speak Like a Fish: What about the audience?

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Speak Like a Fish: What type of speakers are you?

While reviewing our 3 speeches last week, one thing came out really clear: the three speeches are very different, not only in content, but in style, structure, choice of words, rhythm. Still they all have a positive result: people like them and they are all in the TED top 20 talks. Fascinating, isn’t it? Three… Continue reading Speak Like a Fish: What type of speakers are you?