How to Communicate Science Using a Story Arc

Often times when presenting or speaking in a science communication setting, people feel compelled to use the format of a peer reviewed¬†paper. The traditional, introduction, methods, results/discussion, and conclusion are suitable for the written word, however is not the best choice for the¬†medium of public speaking. The main problem is that the written word can be reviewed, reread, and contemplated at the reader’s own pace. Where as, in a presentation the audience must keep up with the speaker or they

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The most popular TED talk of all time

In 2006 Sir Ken Robinson delivered what is currently the most viewed TED talk ever. At the time of this writing the talk has roughly 32 million views if you include YouTube, the TED website and all other streaming apps. Pretty impressive numbers in general, but what makes the talk so good? and why does a talk about education claim the top spot? In this post I will delve into what makes this TED talk stand out from the rest,

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