Monthly Archive for January, 2012

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.

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Six Minutes weekend reviews bring the best public speaking articles to you.

This larger-than-usual new year’s edition review features topics including:

  • best-selling speaking books;
  • recap of the 12 days of Ask Six Minutes;
  • the best and worst communicators of 2011;
  • techniques to be persuasive and memorable;
  • non-verbal communication tips;
  • and much more!

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