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Learning From a World Champion Public Speaker

Dananjaya Hettiarachchi was the winner of the 2014 World Championship of Public Speaking. What can we learn from him about public speaking?

Presbyterian AFFIRM has a concern to support the development of preaching. Obviously there is more to preaching that simply the delivery but delivery is one crucial aspect and we can learn from an expert.

As you watch this video, consider how Dananjaya uses:

  • his voice
  • his body
  • humour
  • props
  • silence
  • audience interaction
  • ¬†What was his main point and how clearly was it made?
  • Could you diagram the structure of his talk?
  • It is about 7:23 long. How much was he able to say in that time? Would it have been better if it had been longer, or shorter?

Add your observations¬†below this video. Let’s have a discussion about what this might teach us about preaching.