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How to Improve Academic Lectures with TED Talk Principles: Connect, Convey, Communicate

For faculty who struggle with engaging content delivery, this Magna Online Seminar gives specific, practical steps to add enthusiasm and excitement to lectures and presentations.

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TED Talks have come to represent the pinnacle of effective presentations.

Concise, engaging, and memorable, they are increasingly the yardstick by which speakers-including university faculty-are measured. Yet TED Talks are very different than academic lectures: they are one-time, high-profile, short presentations for an enthusiastic and voluntary audience for which the speaker receives ample practice and professional coaching. Despite these differences, there are principles we can distill from TED Talks that can make ordinary lectures and talks more effective. In this Magna online seminar, we will watch and analyze snippets from TED Talks and discuss five TED principles that will help make academic lectures more compelling while still maintaining educational integrity and substance.

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Make a connection with your audience
  • Establish a clear, consistent throughline
  • Apply the 5 Cs of storytelling

Here’s what we’ll cover!

Five elements of TED talks applied to higher-education lectures:

  • Idea
  • Through line
  • Connection
  • Story
  • Structure

Who should attend?

This seminar will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Administrators
  • Instructional designers

What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available.

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Product Code: PC19MA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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People sit in theater while listening to TED talk presentor

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*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.

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