I must say that this was a truly inspiring talk by neuroanatomnist Jill Bolte Taylor at TED 2008. And from what I’ve been reading on the blogosphere, some even consider it the best talk at TED 2008. I, for one, was definitely glued to the screen the whole time the video was playing. And I was a little emotional at certain parts of the video.
I think when you are really attached to the topic that you are speaking about, then your emotions show through and thus make the audience connect with you on a higher level. Well, I hope to be able to make such presentations / talks some day.
Anyway, go watch the video!