Monday, April 30, 2012

William Kamkwamba

William's Ted Talk was very inspirational from start to beginning. His presentation set up and delivery was very similar to ours. Throughout the Ted Talk he used a set of running photos to give the audience a simple yet affective visual description if what he was talking about. Just because of the fact that William isn't from the U.S and has broken up English does not stop him from sharing his idea with the world.  That alone shows how much passion he has about his topic. He spoke as if he was having a conversation with tge audience including some jokes to give his stories some character. The audience was really interested and I could tell because even though his English wasn't the greatest they still could make out his jokes. The story he shared was about how when a famine broke out in Malawain and him and his family were barely eating a small portion of food he was determined to make a difference. After reading a couple of books that explained how useful a windmill could be he went to a different town to fine materials to build a windmill. The windmill provided electricity for Malawain and a way to start building an irrigation system. The thing a took away from his idea was that if you want to get out of a bad situation you yourself have to be willing to put the work in to get the result you want. Such as putting in the work needed to get an A or B in class. This should be important to everyone because everyone is always working towards a goal and William's story shows that hard work and determination what it takes to be successful.

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