This article reviews a thought-provoking speech by Dan Pink about the surprising science of motivation, which was delivered at TED in 2009.
Pink delivers a masterful speech which demonstrates many strong speech techniques, including:
- A powerful opening, which establishes a framework utilized throughout;
- Building of ethos and logos;
- Well-timed use of humor;
- Employing contrast and the rule of three;
- Powerful conclusion; and
- Superb delivery.
The strength of this speech isn’t surprising at all, given Pink’s former role as chief speechwriter for Al Gore.
This is the latest in a series of speech critiques here on Six Minutes.