Coldplay Reaches Out

The Coldplay hit Viva la Vida is loosely translated as “Long Live Life” but lead-singer Chris Martin creates a unique connection to his audience with a series of rhythmic “reaching out” gestures. His open palms and descriptive moves of his hands support the lyrics while making implied “offers” to the viewer of the musical piece. Educational from a presentations skills perspective and a pretty cool song, too!  You can watch the video here and look for the visual cues.

Or, if you want to see the underlying skills in actionThe Visual Critic analyzes the video and highlights some of the effective presentation techniques used by Chris Martin.

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