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How To Deliver A TED Talk: Secrets Of The…

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by Jeremey Donovan

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A step-by-step playbook showing anyone how to give the speech "of their lives," based on intensive study of the most popular TED TalksTED is a nonprofit dedicated to Ideas Worth Spreading. What began in 1984 as a conference bringing together the thought leaders and luminaries from the worlds of technology, entertainment, and design in Long Beach, California, TED exploded in popularity and led to a second conference held in Edinburgh, Scotland, TEDGlobal. TED challenged the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers to give the speech "of their lives" in 18 minutes or less.With more than 100 specific tips including ways to open with an explicit statement of audience benefits and frame your idea worth spreading as an action-outcome response to a question worth asking How to Deliver a TED Talk helps you select your topic, craft your story, master your delivery, and refine your design. It is a complete guide to creating presentations that inspire.
  COREEducation | Apr 30, 2015 |
Some good advice for giving talks in general (not just TED focused, of course -- that would be a pretty limited audience), but overall it was just a bit underwhelming. ( )
  tlockney | Sep 7, 2014 |
How To Deliver A TED Talk: Secrets Of The World’s Most Inspiring Presentations” is a complete public speaking guide for creating presentations that inspire others through your story. Yes, don’t think you don’t have an idea worth spreading. But, don’t try to tell your complete life in that 18 minutes slot, think audience-centric, focus on the lesson or takeway for them, and then work backwards. Donovan studied a lot of popular TEDTalks (which are on Youtube for your entertainment and learning experience) and provides this step-by-step playbook to help you deliver a TEDTalk yourself or any other effective presentation.
The author pays attention to the selection of the topic, a attractive title, the structure (opening, body, closing), but also additional, but essential success factors, like the use of humor, your body language, slides (if any), images, pace and the need to practice. Donovan doesn’t forget to start off with the 10 commandments for every TED speaker and the importance of the introduction by the emcee or host. He frequently points you to great TEDTalks to show you how the world’s most inspiring presentation are being delivered. This book is a great learning resource, for both aspiring presenters as well as experienced ones still open for correction and improvement. ( )
  hjvanderklis | Apr 9, 2013 |
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"How to deliver a TED talk" is a complete guide to creating presentations that inspire others with your story. Based on an intensive study of the most popular TEDtalks, this step-by-step playbook shows you how to select your topic, craft your narrative, master your delivery and refine your design"--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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