TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It is an educational organization that features 18-minute speeches.They are technically superior speeches.
I plan to feature an introductory course on public speaking on an online homeschool site that I will be managing. I hope to have the site ready for the public on March 31. That is not much time.
In the public speaking course, there will be videos of great speeches. They must be shorter than 30 minutes. The course will critique one speech per daily lesson.
I am looking for recommendations for great speeches — speeches that are worth viewing more than once. I think TED speeches are the best place to start looking.
Here is the TED site: http://TED.com. Snoop around. See if you can find something interesting to you. Watch a few minutes. If it looks good, watch all of it.
If you can find a speech that you think teenagers would find interesting, send me link. Send them to:
Put this in the subject box: TED Speeches.
The goal here is to help students identify what makes a good speech.
Here is a great speech.