Nancy Duarte, the author of “Resonate — Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences” and CEO of Duarte Design, recently gave a talk at TedxEast. The title was:

You Can Change The World

She passionately dissects the anatomy of world-class speeches. In the end, it’s all about engaging and motivating the audience. In her 18-minute talk, she dissects Martin Luther King Jr’s famous “I have a dream” speech and Steve Job’s iPhone launch keynote speech.

In medical education, however, you can’t exactly follow her template. You might be able to create a similar bimodal structure of what is and what could be by presenting cases and asking “what WOULD you have done?” and “what you SHOULD have done” questions to illustrate a gap. Also, you should consider sprinkling in stories of personal experiences throughout your talk to further engage the audience and solidify learning points.

Spend a few minutes and listen this engaging talk.

Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at Bio:
Michelle Lin, MD