This article reviews the 2006 TED talk by Ken Robinson about whether our education system kills creativity. As I write this speech analysis, his talk is the most-viewed TED talk in history. Not surprisingly, it is rich with lessons for speakers.
Robinson’s talk demonstrates many lessons, including:
- Reference shared experiences or beliefs
- Signal key statements
- Tell stories
- Use humor
- Use rhetorical questions
This is the latest in a series of speech critiques here on Six Minutes.