TED Talk: Bobby McFerrin Plays the Audience

By June 12, 2013March 30th, 2020SpeakerToolbox

In this fun, 3-minute performance from the World Science Festival, musician Bobby McFerrin uses the pentatonic scale as well as the entire audience to reveal one of the surprising ways our brains are wired.

As you watch this TED talk consider:

  • What did Bobby do to gain audience involvement?
  • Why did the audience continue “to play” along?
  • What are you inspired to do next time you step up to speak?

Please share your thoughts.

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  • Thanks Lynn. I hope things are going well for you.

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    I LOVED it.

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