TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris J. AndersonA New York Times Bestseller
For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk…
...this is an insider’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable.
Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.
This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give. But don’t be intimidated. You may find it more natural than you think.
Chris Anderson has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Amy Cuddy, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Salman Khan, Dan Gilbert, Mary Roach, Matt Ridley, and dozens more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is the 21st-century’s new manual for truly effective communication and it is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.
7 Powerful Public Speaking Tips From One of the Most-Watched TED Talks Speakers
If you manage to get passed the fear of public speaking , a hurdle in itself, you still have to get good at delivering your message. One of my favorite platforms is TED, the technology, entertainment, and design conference that now covers cutting-edge ideas on every topic imaginable. TED talks are some of the best examples of amazing public speaking in action. The best book, like the best speech, will do it all — make us laugh, think, cry and cheer — preferably in that order. Despite how important this is, I rarely see this tip mentioned as key to delivering a great speech.
TED talks have shifted the dial in the way that we communicate. So, what can business people learn from TED talks? Ginger takes inspiration from the finest TED talks and unpacks their power in this series of experiential and lively training courses. Conference talks and other TED-style presentations are incredible opportunities to showcase thought leadership and professional expertise. Yet, few of us invest the time or headspace required to make our conference talks truly resonate. Our TED-inspired training offering includes a one-day taster, a three-four day complete process, e-learning and coaching for TED-style talks. We guide participants through a process of designing, honing and delivering a talk that will build their visibility and profile.
What makes them so special and popular? It's not just their subject matter, although that obviously plays a role. Here's the secret: what the truly great TED speakers do differently from the rest can be found in the first few minutes of their presentation. And that makes sense if you think about it. It's during the opening remarks that the audience sits up and pays attention Although they're definitely worth watching in their entirety! He therefore opens by poking a little fun at himself and at educators in general.
We often associate public speaking with world leaders or celebrities. We listen to every word they say, sometimes wondering how they have mastered the skill of public speaking so well. Did they go through formal training? Do they practice in front of the mirror? Does practice make perfect indeed? In the corporate world, public speaking carries a lot of meaning. Having skills in public speaking can help you spell your success both as an employee and as a leader.
You'd never know it, but Simon Sinek is naturally shy and doesn't like speaking to crowds. At parties, he says he hides alone in the corner or doesn't even show up in the first place. He prefers the latter. Ironic for an introvert, isn't it? Sinek's unlikely success as both an inspirational speaker and a bestselling author isn't just dumb luck. It's also not being in the right place at the right time or knowing the right people. It's the result of fears faced and erased, trial and error and tireless practice, on and off stage.