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1.1.6 Search

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Figure 5

You should have decided on the subject and purpose of the talk you’re going to give.

  • Explore the TED website [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (or any other online resource, such as Pathé speeches on YouTube for historical speeches from the Pathé news archive) and find at least one talk that gives you some ideas on how to proceed.

For instance, if you were going to talk about the economic effects of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, you might identify talks about things that impact economies. What you probably would not do is look for any talks on, say, predicting tsunamis. Straight away you can see that the chosen examples need to be more closely linked to the structure or kind of outcome the talk requires.