Learn about and appreciate a genuine keynote story—in particular, the "case for change" middle section.
- Okay, follow along and keep taking notes.…Here's act two.…I'll start by picking up with the last sentence…from act one.…We must stop institutionalizing low standards…and go back to the basics,…connecting the use of recognition and rewards…with the production of excellence.…My oldest son Paxson learned this lesson the hard way.…I came home from work one day…and saw six year old Pax in the other room.…He saw me, took off running, and jumped up in my arms.…
As many of you know, that little kid's hug…melts the stress of the day away like nothing else.…When Pax pulled away from me, I noticed something.…Suspended around his neck by a red, white and blue ribbon…was a ridiculously large, shiny gold medal.…It was nearly as big as his head.…I said, Pax, that's an awesome medal.…Where did you get that?…He said, swimming.…Then I remembered that he had just finished…the first season swimming with the community team…where we lived.…
I said, good for you, kid!…What did you do to earn that amazing gold medal?…With no hesitation and no shame at all, he said, nothing.…
- Cite how many devices should be used with each point in a keynote presentation.
- Recall the voice-related factors you should consider when giving a presentation.
- Describe the power of stories to move an audience and explain how to choose a story.
- Explain the importance of researching the audience demographics before giving a keynote speech.
- Describe some things you can do to personalize a presentation to better engage the audience.