Title: 5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world

Presenter: Johan Rockström




  • Maybe it's my age and the lateness of the day, but I found that you spoke way too rapidly for me to fully appreciate and undertand the complexity that you want to explain. Generally, I recommend to the people I coach that they slow down when they make a key point that they want to emphasize and help people to focus on it. By speaking so rapidly about complex ideas, I lost a lot of the detail that you wanted to share and didn't have the ability to seriously consider any point that you made long enough.
  • I'm surprised that you spoke extensively from notes. The problem this causes is that people often attribute to people reading their speeches that that those people are less invested. It seems that you aren't speaking from the heart, and thus your sincerity and commitment and knowledge on the topic will be reported as lower compared to someone who can speak without the notes. It's not unusual for some to even question if you really wrote the speech or if someone more knowledgeable wrote it and you're just a manager who took their analysis and work and are speaking on their behalf. This goes back to the introduction; you could have avoided some of these questions with a better introduction of you and your position.
  • I liked that you paused after asking a question in order to let us consider it.
  • As we saw, by reading the presentation, it made it very difficult to give us any gestures and vocal variety. The lack of vocal variety made it difficult for me to understand the topic and contributed to the feeling that you weren't very familiar with the presentation.
  • Overall, the topic seemed very interesting. I would have liked to find out and understand a lot more about this, and I would have liked to learn and understand a lot more information that you showed. But as good as the topic was, that's how problematic I found the presentation. The slides were a disaster; too busy to use and constantly competing for attention.Simplify them! Try to have one point per slide. Also, I really needed a better organization in the speech. Don't just jump right into the speech. Give me an introduction that tells me what to expect. Give me a roadmap if you can to tell me what you're going to cover in the rest of the presentation. Use transitions to lead from one point to another. Give examples and stories along the way to make the point meaningful and memorable. And then end with a summary and a call to action; tell us what the next step is, why you told this to us, what you expect from us next.

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

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