Have you ever looked up at the sky at night and wondered about the Milky Way? Do you ever consider your actions and the effects they have on the universe? Do you want to become a better public speaker? Are you wondering what these have in common? Have I opened this post with too many questions?
I had the great pleasure of spending my birthday at TEDXNashville this year. Heather and I agreed that our favorite speaker was astrophysicist, Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann. We decided "The Spacetime Symphony of Gravitational Waves" was our favorite because of several reasons.
Why we chose Dr. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann's presentation as the best TEDX Nashville for 2016
There were many amazing presentations, but The Spacetime Symphony of Gravitational Waves stood out for som
- She dumbed down an extremely complex topic so the audience would understand. Even I understood!
- Her passion for the topic was contagious.
- Humor was used throughout the presentation that kept us laughing.
- She reflected on something we all recognize, staring up to the Milky Way. I loved that she started with this and returned to it again at the end.
- The presentation was interactive as the audience rose to take part in The Gravitational Wave Dance.
- She was the best-dressed presenter. Her dress was a memorable part of the presentation.
- She left us with a profound thought that we must consider each day.
As a public speaker, I always watch presenters with the intention of learning new ideas to deliver more impactful talks. This presentation was definitely one that will stick with me.
Even if you have no interest in understanding supermassive black holes, spacetime, or gravitational waves, you must watch this presentation.
Get ready to learn why your choices matter and how they will be written into the universe.
If you want to learn more about delivering a killer presentation, pick up a copy of Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by Carmine Gallo.
Milky Way photo by James Wheeler