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  • Writer's pictureLauren Anders Brown

Practising Public Speaking with Gamoteca

Updated: May 29



Recientemente, en el Web Summit en Lisboa, Chris Anderson, el director de TED, dio una charla sobre el futuro de Internet. Toda su charla duró aproximadamente 30 minutos y no fue hasta los últimos 25 minutos cuando compartió los cuatro cambios de diseño que considera necesarios para el futuro de Internet. ¿Por qué tardó 25 minutos en decirnos algo que podría haber dicho en cinco minutos? Nos llevó en un viaje visual, utilizando imágenes generadas por inteligencia artificial para describir partes de la mente en las que Internet puede tener un efecto. En lugar de simplemente nombrar partes del cerebro o rasgos humanos, creó personajes completos y los relacionó con personajes que conocemos de Star Wars para encarnar estos rasgos y acciones. Nos mantuvo a todos enganchados siguiendo su historia, hasta que llegó a los últimos cinco minutos y nos reveló los puntos más importantes que quería transmitir en el discurso. ¿Por qué no comenzó con esos 4 puntos? Bueno, podría haberlo hecho, pero ¿habría sido tan memorable? ¿Habríamos prestado tanta atención? En cambio, nos quedamos con el recuerdo de una narrativa visual que condujo a ideas importantes.


Behind the curtain


The truth is that there was a lot of imperfect public speaking that led up to that moment, but as audience members we never see what’s behind the curtain. The hours of preparation, practice, and performance put into presenting that single idea. A good public speaker has been known to build and destroy empires, advance societies, and captivate people and gain support behind good ideas and bad ones.


A translator of ideas


A good public speaker is like a good language translator, only they’re not translating a language. They’re translating ideas into an understandable format that audiences can collectively understand and engage with. They’re some of our best communicators, but they were not always this way. They learned to be a good public speaker and it's possible you can too.


Demystifying the art of public speaking

The Public Speaking experience on Gamoteca is a great way to get some human-connected, practice based experience in public speaking. It streamlines some of the best resources available from experts in the field, such as Chris Anderson of TED, and public speaking coach and author Caroline Goyder, in a 30-60 minute session. Played either as a one or two-player experience to get the most out of your practice with peer feedback, it gives anyone the opportunity to get ahead in the art of public speaking.


Get your ideas out of your head and into others


The interactive session doesn’t just have to be used to prepare for an actual public speech, but can also help with presenting any great idea you’ve had stuck in your mind that you want to translate to others. Looking to gain investors for that big idea you’ve had knocking around? How about the fundraiser for the charity you care about? Or maybe it's about activating people for a cause you care about? Try the Public Speaking experience on the Gamoteca learner app today and be sure to share the game code with someone else to also help them with their public speaking skills.


If you are looking to have someone join you in this experience and practice their public speaking as well, get started by creating a free Gamoteca Creator account.




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