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1.1.3 Example talk 1: Bill Davenhall

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In this video, Bill Davenhall, a health and human services expert, presents his ideas about the way in which our location (where we live and work) affects our health.

As you watch this video, make notes about the elements which make it effective. Think about:

  • the structure of the talk
  • the kind of language he uses
  • the words he chooses
  • his body language
  • the tone, pitch and volume of his voice
  • the speed at which he speaks
  • his level of preparation
  • the images he has selected
  • his belief in what he is saying.

Of course, there may be some parts of his talk that you think are weaker and could be improved; note those down too.