MIT How To Speak by Patrick Winston

MIT How To Speak by Patrick Winston

MIT How to Speak, IAP 2018

Instructor: Patrick Winston

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Patrick Winston’s How to Speak talk has been an MIT tradition for over 40 years. Offered every January, the talk is intended to improve your speaking ability in critical situations by teaching you a few heuristic rules.

00:16 – Introduction

03:11 – Rules of Engagement

04:15 – How to Start

05:38 – Four Sample Heuristics

10:17 – The Tools: Time and Place

13:24 – The Tools: Boards, Props, and Slides

36:30 – Informing: Promise, Inspiration, How To Think

41:30 – Persuading: Oral Exams, Job Talks, Getting Famous

53:06 – How to Stop: Final Slide, Final Words

56:35 – Final Words: Joke,

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