Hot off the press!
Dr. Rob Rogers (University of Maryland) gives tips on How To Give An Insanely Great Talk on the EM-RAP Educator's Edition website. In this 40-minute podcast, he hits on such topics as:
- For many speakers, Powerpoint turns out to be the enemy.
- Don't be afraid to repeat your take-home points.
- Check out TED talks. Personally, I have a hard time modeling my talks from TED talks because teaching advanced medical concepts (eg. specifics of acute limb ischemia, PERC scoring system for PE) is a little different than giving motivational/layperson level talks about your passion. Still, a good goal to strive for.
- Know your audience.
- Be a closer. Have a great ending to your talk.
- Don't be a "audience carnival duck" (listen to around 26:25 mark). Great term!
- Be a storyteller.
It's amazing how much I agree with Rob on many levels. Take a listen to this free podcast.