1. Role models on communication

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In this final topic we want to leave you with inspirational resources including videos, speeches and links. Save these someone to view in your own time.

TED Talks are a great source of communication inspiration and it’s no coincidence that among the top 25 most popular TED Talks are plenty of incredible speeches that cover soft skills and communication techniques, including:

  • “Your body language may shape who you are.”
  • “How great leaders inspire action”
  • “How to speak so that people want to listen”
  • “10 ways to have a better conversation”

As you watch these speeches and others, analyse how each speaker is using the three pillars from the art of persuasion topic to bring their audience along on an engaging journey. How do they open each speech? What do they do to make the audience trust them and feel comfortable?


Now it's time for you to reflect on your new found skills in this short skills questionnaire on communication!

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