The TED website offers hundreds of high quality presentations on a wide range of topics. It’s a great place to go to look at presentation styles.
Some of my favourites are:
Do schools kill creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Hans Rosling: The best stats you’ve ever seen
You’ve never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing world.”
The paradox of choice
Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz’s estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
Martin Luther King Jn: I have a dream
On 28 August 1963 Martin Luther King made his I have a Dream speech that is probably the most recognised speech of all time. (youtube)
The text of the speech
Winston S Churchill: We Shall Fight on the Beaches
Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address