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TEDxEMU - Gordon Kangas - Giving Presentations Worth Listening To

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Published on Apr 11, 2012

Presentations can be among the most painful experiences in both school and the working world -- and that includes listening to them. The way most of us give presentations is broken and ineffective, but it doesn't have to be that way. What if small changes in the way we prepared to speak could drastically improve our dynamism and effectiveness? Gordon will explain a smart and simple approach to creating presentations that engage audience and inspire action.

Gordon is a Michigan native, EMU grad (2010) and founder of Fluent Presentations, a company that helps individuals and businesses improve their presentation skills. His blog, "Be Fluent" is regularly syndicated by a variety of outlets focused on presentation skills. He lives in Saline, MI with his wife Anna and daughter Miriam.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

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