TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

  • 7h 31m 48s
  • Chris Anderson
  • Brilliance Publishing
  • 2016

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.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. PRESENTATION LITERACY: The Skill You Can Build
  • 2. IDEA BUILDING: The Gift in Every Great Talk
  • 3. COMMON TRAPS: Four Talk Styles to Avoid
  • 4. THE THROUGHLINE: What's Your Point?
  • 5. CONNECTION: Get Personal
  • 6. NARRATION: The Irresistible Allure of Stories
  • 7. EXPLANATION: How to Explain Tough Concepts
  • 8. PERSUASION: Reason Can Change Minds Forever
  • 9. REVELATION: Take My Breath Away!
  • 10. VISUALS: Those Slides Hurt!
  • 11. SCRIPTING: To Memorize or Not to Memorize?
  • 12. RUN-THROUGHS: Wait, I Need to Rehearse?
  • 13. OPEN AND CLOSE: What Kind of Impression Would You Like to Make?
  • 14. WARDROBE: What Should I Wear?
  • 15. MENTAL PREP: How Do I Control My Nerves?
  • 16. SETUP: Lectern, Confidence Monitor, Note Cards, or (Gulp) Nothing?
  • 17. VOICE AND PRESENCE: Give Your Words the Life They Deserve
  • 18. FORMAT INNOVATION: The Promise (and Peril) of Full-Spectrum Talks
  • 19. TALK RENAISSANCE: The Interconnectedness of Knowledge
  • 20. WHY THIS MATTERS: The Interconnectedness of People
  • 21. YOUR TURN: The Philosopher's Secret


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