1 Explore – Smartphone-based Activities: Put your investigative skills to the test with these quick interactive activities. Dig deeper into key concepts and understand how they might relate to your own research project via guided website searches and online discussion questions.

11.1 Engaging presentations

Do a search online for ‘ted talk’ and the subject of your choice. Once you find a Ted Talk you’re interested in watching, write down three things the speaker did that make their presentation engaging to you.

Why did these tactics work in attracting your attention?

Was there any point during the talk where you found yourself zoning out? Was there anything the presenter could have done to prevent that?