In the Ted Talk given by Hetain Patel, Hetain uses the stereotypes of his physical appearance to his advantage against the audience in order to help establish his theme of the Ted Talk, which is perception. He begins the Ted Talk speaking in Chinese mandarin, while a translator sits beside him and translates what he is saying to the audience. About a minute into the ted talk the translator reveals that Hetain was born and raised near Manchester England and that he is actually repeating the same paragraph of Chinese mandarin each time he is speaking to the audience. He actually knows English but he chose to speak in mandarin so he could “avoid any assumptions made about him due to his northern accent.” Basically wanted to avoid others using
In “Why I keep speaking up, even when people mock my accent,” Safwat Saleem, shows his passion and his courageous side when speaking in his Ted Talk, describing the main idea of there not being such a thing of normalcy, as well as arguing that individuals should be confident and accept who they are from their special qualities. Agreeing with Saleem (2016), however to also consider it has become common in today’s society to want to be normal. Therefore many people would not agree with wanting to be exactly known as quote on quote ‘normal’ but they may want to assimilate to norms because that person is or may be in a unique way socially accepted.
This Ted Talk about how the criminal condemnation of most young adults are based on unfair circumstances. These circumstances being based upon race and background. Alice Goffman throughout the Ted Talk tells stories that persuade the audience through pathos to be tentative of injustices based on race. Goffman wants the audience to understand how these injustices are created and at then end gives some solutions. This Ted Talk will be helpful in showing some injustices and also showing some logos of criminal cases based on race. The Ted Talk will also be helpful in comparing the incarceration probability to the different
In Vernā Myers’ TED Talk “How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly towards them,” originally presented at TEDxBeaconStreet, diversity advocate Myers argues that peoples’ subconscious attitudes are affecting the prospering of black people in society. She also proposes three ideas on how to overcome our biases, which will open a world of possibilities where everyone no matters his or her ethnicity or race has equal opportunities to succeed in this constantly changing environment. According to Myers, the first step to overcome our prejudices is to acknowledge the biases that subconsciously influence our attitudes towards black people. According to Myers, “our default is white,” this demonstrates that people are more likely to trust white people
Could stress ever become your friend? Stress is something that most people have in their day to day life. In a Ted Talk by Kelly McGonigal she talks about how to make stress your friend. But we are not here to just talk about stress. We are also going to be looking at the rhetorical situation, the rhetorical devices, and the overall effectiveness of this video.
The speech given by Majora Carter at the TED Talks event was an effective and meaningful speech. Majora’s speech discussed her eco-friendly program and how it has the potential to impact and strengthen the Southern Bronx community in New York. Therefore, the oratorical analysis of the speech can be broken down into its context, analysis, and impact.
I learned several things I did not know before this video, for instance the different stages things form in a baby. The first thing that stood out to me was at twenty five days the heart chamber assembles. Another interesting fact about the embryo’s heart is it beats twice as fast as the mothers. However, at thirty two days the embryo grows arms and legs. Additionally, another interesting piece of information was at fifty two days the baby starts developing their retina, nose, and fingers. In all reality the embryo looks like a tiny human at the age of nine weeks inside of the mother’s stomach.
I agree with your perspective on the Ted Talk. I also stated in my response something similar to the sel-concept. I felt that individuals that participated in the experiment when they were asked their favorite music group over a ten year time frame might of been trying to people please and being their ought self "a person's sense of what he or she is obligated to be, or should be" (p. 121). I'm wondering were the individuals that were chose to participate in the experiment aware of the results Gilbert was looking for. People are people pleasers and just like you said people sometimes overlook their true self to please others I felt the same and this theory doesn't take that into consideration.
Great authors portray their ideas in multiple ways to reach out their message to the present audience. As Tim Urban in his Ted Talk ¨Inside the mind of a master procrastinator¨ he discussed what the thinking behind procrastination leads to through his own experiences, presenting in a way to make the audience laugh, and to convince them that everyone procrastinates in life. Any great writer incorporates ethos, pathos and logos within their writing, speech or even presentation. Tim did an excellent job portraying to his audience these rhetorical strategies which earn him the right to be listened to respectively.
I agree with you on the video you chosen Corina it’s nice to know how the brain develops. I actually enjoy reading the chapters and the videos made me see how physically the brain and body develops. I knew some stuff about children but not the actual development on how the child grows so many things you have do to make sure your baby is doing well on developing. I always thought why the baby has to go so often to the doctor but now I understand it makes it clear from what I have read and the videos that classmates have posted. It’s good to know enough information about the child before having a baby not knowing what to do. It’s good for the parents to talk enough to the child so soon or later they can start talking having their own vocabulary.
The most important concept on Ted Talks, is when Erik Brynjolfsson is explaining that the new machine age is digital, exponential, and combinatorial, and that we have to race with the machines instead of racing against them. Digital goods can be copied easily at a high quality. So people spend less money on buying music, tv shows, and movies digitally, because they can attain all of these digital goods for free. Even though copying and distributing digital goods is illegal, people can still easily obtain a copy of their favorite album or movie, while the government is not doing much about it. The less money people spend, the lower the GDP is. It’s like Robin Hood stealing a music album and then copying it for the less fortunate people.The
Kate Simonds’ Ted Talk speaks out the truth of inequity towards young people, especially on teens in regards of voicing and expressing their thoughts and ideas without being neglected. It discusses the challenges of teens’ voice being heard due to the societal perception towards the insignificance of young people’s voice as they are labeled as “naive and ignorant”. Kate Simonds’ stated on her Ted talk that “the only qualification to being a TED speaker is to have an idea. An idea you think is worth spreading” which she stated to be a problem due to her age of 17 which will lead to her idea being accounted to be worthless. To further emphasize her point of unfairness, She added humor on her speech saying “you’re only respecting me because I’m on this stage. Maybe it’s because you like my extremely high heels” which somewhat makes her acceptable to the society to be heard of as she wears “high heels” which can represent maturity because it is most common and norms for an adult to wear heels. Her introduction was well executed as she was able to outline and introduce the problem, thus, leading her to state her opinion on her thesis that “any idea should be respected no matter the age of who it comes from.” Furthermore, she discusses how unfairness towards teens are present in many different situations where adults neglect and don't respect her voice and it was stated that “according to a Life Science article from 2008, that because [she’s] a teenager, [she] can’t experience empathy which is defined as the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” Also, argues that students are being looked down upon and she talks about the expectations from students such as following the system education and how they are not expected to oblige. Overall, this discusses how young people are often told “You don’t get it, you’re 17. You don’t deserve to have the control over what you learn” this statement is contributing factors to why many voices are often unheard because others are ignorant.
Over time, we have developed more and more advanced technology from radios to robots, this has impacted us in a way no one would imagine. In Sherry Turkle’s Ted Talk “Connected, but alone?,” Turkle clarifies how technology is redefining human connection. She points out that our cellphones are keeping us away from interacting with society and has a more significant influence on our communication in person than online. In addition, we tend to seek social media as a way of comfort and attention, and the more we are using our phones the more isolated and alone we become. Is technology really redefining human connection?