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How to Give a Public Talk

How to Give a Public Talk

 

A few years ago, a social survey in the UK asked people: “What is your biggest fear?”

The majority answered “Public Speaking.”

Their second biggest fear was “Death.”

In other words, the British public regard public speaking as a fate worse than death. Continue reading 



How to Prepare a Public Talk

How to Prepare a Public Talk

 

I remember listening to a senior Buddhist monk giving a  talk.  He spoke for about an hour. His talk seemed to lack focus and appeared disjointed. I gently told him later he could consider preparing his talk by writing notes to establish a theme. He said his tradition did not use notes. Continue reading 



TED Talks. A Critique

Is it time for TED to walk the talk?

I watch occasionally on YouTube a TED (Technology, Education, Design) talk which claims to “challenge our core beliefs in search of deeper truth, while we celebrate the thinkers, dreamers and mavericks who dare to offer bold new alternatives.” Continue reading 




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