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2.5 Example talk 2: Jennifer Golbeck

Watch Jennifer Golbeck’s talk, ‘The curly fry conundrum: Why social media “likes” say more than you might think’. Pay particular attention to:

  • the introduction (language, topic, how she relates to audience, etc…)
  • the middle of part of the talk (where does it start, where does it end)
  • the conclusion (what it includes, how it ends)
  • the linking phrases you hear throughout the talk
  • the tone, style, body language, visuals used.


  • Why is (or isn’t) her talk effective?
  • What are you able to take away from her talk to prepare your own?
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