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How To Speak by Patrick Winston

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Published on Dec 20, 2019
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, Thank You, Examples

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