TEDxCambridge > Michael & Amy Port

How To Perform During Life’s High Stakes Moments
Michael & Amy Port
Oct 24, 2017

From speeches, to job interviews, to deal closing pitches, your ability to perform during life’s most important moments is what makes or breaks your career and determines the quality of your life. Amy and Michael Port share how you can use what the best actors know about how to shine during high stakes situations to get a standing ovation for life’s most important moments. Amy and Michael Port are the Founders of Heroic Public Speaking Worldwide.


Janine Driver

How Five Simple Words Can Get You What You Want
Janine Driver | TEDxHardingU
Jan 10, 2019
Janine Driver is Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA) profiler and CEO of BlueStreak Training, an online virtual communications training company, for individuals and businesses to better their lives through sales, body language, detecting deception, interaction styles and decision-making programs.


Reading Body Language | Janine Driver
TEDxDeerPark, 2019

Eye blocking
Shoulder shrugging
Lip locking

Preparation for a lecture: 40-60 hours

For the Love of Physics (Walter Lewin’s Last Lecture)
For the Allure of Physics
May 16, 2011

57:17 On average, the preparation for one lecture is about 40-60 hours:
I dry run the lecture two weeks before
I dry run the lecture 1 week before
I dry run the lecture on 5 AM on the morning of the lecture

This one: I dried ran this lecture 6 times

The most relaxed breathing pattern

The surprising secret to speaking with confidence
Caroline Goyder | TEDxBrixton
Nov 25, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this fun and personal talk, Caroline shares a story of moving from stage-paralysis to expressive self. Accompanied by an unusual prop, she encourages us to use our voice as an instrument and really find the confidence within.

Caroline Goyder is an author and voice coach, with a lifelong curiosity in the question of how we find the courage to think for ourselves: aloud. Caroline trained as an actor, and then as a voice coach at Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD), where she worked for ten years. She now runs a business that helps people find confidence and calm in the theatre of life. Caroline is the author of Gravitas: Communicate with Confidence, Influence and Authority (Ebury)


voice as an instrument

7 Ways Your Body Language Can Project Confidence
December 11, 2017
Your body language can be a useful instrument to appear confident. Don’t let slumped shoulders or a nervous habit derail the message you’re trying to convey. Use these tips to straighten up and project a more confident image.

5 Ways To Project Confidence
May 6, 2014
Carol Kinsey Goman



Clarity beats accuracy

Quantum Physics for 7 Year Olds
Dominic Walliman
May 24, 2016
In this lighthearted talk Dominic Walliman gives us four guiding principles for easy science communication and unravels the myth that quantum physics is difficult to understand, it’s all in how it’s explained.

1. Start off in the right place. Everyone has a different background, everyone has a different set of knowledge …
2. Don’t go too far down the rabbit hole.
3. Clarity beats accuracy

4. Explain what you think is cool


Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A. P. W. B. Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire