What makes a great public speaker by TED Talks. TED talks are always a fantastic resource for not only Speaking In Public research but also for skills based learning.
There is one talk in particular that I would like to highlight that will allow students to gain knowledge and inspire some home practice of the skills that public speaking requires. The 110 techniques of communication and public speaking by David JP Phillips outlines and highlights that we aren’t born public speakers, like anything it’s a skill that must be practiced and honed. Phillips goes through some examples of tone, pitch, pace and pause- vocal and physical skills. All of which we cover and coach in our weekly LAMDA lessons.
"David JP Phillips has spent 7 years studying 5000 speakers, amateurs and professionals in order for the first time in history to detail every single skill a communicator from stage or in a presentation uses in order to deliver their message. This TEDx talk gives you the very most important ones to bring with you to your next presentation or even everyday communication!”
I highly recommend students of Public Speaking to watch this talk and any others they might find of interest from this expansive resource.