Title: How can we do the most good for the world?

Presenter: Will MacAskill

Evaluation

Delivery

  • The very first thing I noticed about your delivery is that you chose to wear jeans and a t-shirt. Since this is non-standard for a serious presentation, I spent time considering why you chose this outfit and what message you want us to get from it. Are you telling us that the serious and established thinkers have failed on this issue? Or are you just trying to make a point that you're a young, cool guy who doesn't take anything too seriously? I didn't feel that your choice matched the importance of your topic.
  • You had very natural gestures that didn't distract me from the presentation. And I saw no distracting nervous habits. Your memory stumbled once or twice, but you did a good job not to let it fluster you.
  • Try to avoid run-on sentences. I noticed that you like to begin sentences with a conjunction. Your favorite word to begin sentences with is And. I also noticed: Yet, And yet, Or, But, Then, and But then. Eventually, the string of run-ons began to be distracting and tiring to me.
  • You spoke very clearly, Something I'd like to see you do with your vocal variety is to provide some more variation. To me, it was bit too monotone and felt like a lecture instead of a presentation. 
  • I thought that you used pauses effectively and gave us time to consider the points you were making.

Content

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