Andrey (azangru) wrote,

An example of a poorly delivered talk at Google’s live event. It has several ingredients of a bad talk — it involves two presenters, one of whom has a strong foreign accent; it is scripted in a way that makes the interactions between the two very unnatural, and they both read their scripts, which results in stuttering in one case, an excessively rapid speech with a heavy, written syntax in the other, and unnatural intonation in both. Ugh!

For comparison, here’s what a much better delivery a couple of talks later looks like.

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