Title: 3 ways to make better decisions — by thinking like a computer

Presenter: Tom Griffiths

Evaluation

Delivery

  • I really liked your sense of humor and how easily you brought it into your presentation. It wasn't mean, and it gave us all a chance to smile and build a relationship with you.
  • Your gestures are smooth and natural. They don't get in the way of your speech. You used both hands at first, and then I noticed that you put your left hand into your pocket. It was only there long enough to show us a different look, so it wasn't distracting. I noticed that you tended to return your left hand to the pocket when you're not using it. I encourage you to avoid this; as you would say, it's not optimal. Just put it at your side where it looks natural, and then the hand is ready for action.. Overall, your gestures seemed inviting to me and made me very comfortable listening.
  • I thought that most of your slides were very effective. The first one was bold and to the point. The others with photos complemented your content and weren't distracting. I didn't like the slide with Martha Stewart's guidelines because I was reading the slide instead of listening to you. I'd recommend either a flattering photo of Martha Stewart here or a photo of a too-full closet of clothes. I had the same problem with your other slides that just had text.     
  • To me, you have a very conversational tone to your voice. This made the stories you used as examples effective and easy-to-listen to.

Content

Chuck Hinkle has been formally evaluating and coaching speakers worldwide for over thirty years.

“Chuck took my story I was giving at a TEDx conference and turned it into a powerful presentation. Then he coached me so that I could deliver it confidently and effectively. It was the most impactful presentation of all the speakers.” Sr. Business Analyst & TEDx Presenter

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