Learn about and appreciate a genuine keynote story—in particular, the role of the "new reality" ending section.
- Okay, just like before, let me begin…with the last sentence from act two.…The $10 red Target gift card began to gather dust…as it sat there on her desk.…Until, week seven, when my son, Paxson DeWitt,…went to school with a clear head and a good attitude.…When Ms. Hendricks said go on that weekly math test,…Pax knocked it out of the park.…All problems completed in under three minutes,…and he thought he didn't make any errors.…
He didn't know how well he performed.…He simply knew he was done.…A few minutes later, Ms. Hendricks sat at her desk,…grading the tests, while the children sat silently,…working on another assignment.…She actually wanted them to feel a little measured…performance anxiety, knowing she was grading the exam…right in front of them.…She finished the stack and smiled.…One student had done it.…With a loud voice, she said, Paxson DeWitt.…Pax thought he was in trouble.…He replied, uh, yes Ma'am?…Come here please, his teacher responded.…
He got up and approached Ms. Hendricks.…She took him by the hand.…
- 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.