One assignment my students have been doing for the past year is watching, analyzing, and presenting on one TED Talk. The instructions are to dissect how the TED speaker captures the attention of the audience and keeps the audience engaged. Students are also asked to determine which of the TED Commandments the TED presenter best follows and to give their fellow classmates some delivery tips based only upon the Talk they watched.
Today, a student presented on Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar. I was intrigued.
Meyer discusses liespotting. This is important in our everyday lives, but the bigger picture here is the importance of nonverbal communication – in life and in our speeches. Her speech is interesting and applicable to all of our lives.