How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new edition, with a foreword by Richard St. John and an afterword by Simon Sinek
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How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new edition, with a foreword by Richard St. John and an afterword by Simon Sinek

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DELIVER THE PRESENTATION OF YOUR LIFE--AND LAUNCH YOUR CAREERA nonprofit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, TED challenges the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers to give "the speech of their lives" in 18 minutes or less. The more than 14,000 talks on TED.com have been viewedover 1 billion times and include those by such luminaries as Tony Robbins, Dan Pink, and Sheryl Sandberg.

Now you can learn how to give a TED-style talk to achieve your personal and business goals.

How to Deliver a TED Talk provides more than 100 invaluable tips--everything from opening with an explicit statement of audience benefits to framing your idea as an action-outcome response to a question worth asking. Whetheryou're presenting to an audience of 1 or 1,000, this book is an indispensable resource for any public speaker.

"Not just for TED talks, it's a great book for any presentation you have to make. If you want to deeply engage and impress your audience, this is a quick, informative, and brilliant guide." -- PETER BREGMAN, TEDx talker and author of 18 Minutes

"Jeremey's advice was key to my successful TED talk at TEDMED." -- AMANDA BENNETT, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Executive Editor/Projects and Investigations for Bloomberg News
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 16mm | 359.99g
  • MCGRAW-HILL Professional
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised and updated ed
  • 0071831592
  • 9780071831598
  • 25,677

Table of contents

Foreword by Richard St. John v
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction Confessions of a TED Talk Addict 1
Part I
Content
Chapter 1 Choosing an Idea Worth Spreading 11
Chapter 2 Organizing Your Talk 29
Chapter 3 Telling Your Story 47
Chapter 4 Crafting Your Catchphrase 75
Chapter 5 Opening Your Talk 81
Chapter 6 Transitioning Between Parts of Your Talk 95
Chapter 7 Concluding Your Talk 103
Part II
Delivery
Chapter 8 Projecting Emotion 113
Chapter 9 Enhancing Your Language 121
Chapter 10 Adding Humor 131
Chapter 11 Mastering Your Verbal Delivery 139
Chapter 12 Managing Your Nonverbal Delivery 147
Chapter 13 Moving Around the Stage 153
Part III
Design
Chapter 14 Creating Inspiring Slides 161
Chapter 15 Using Video Effectively 167
Chapter 16 Using Props 171
Chapter 17 Using a Lectern 175
Chapter 18 Dressing for Success on Stage 181
Part IV
The Journey to theStage and Beyond
Chapter 19 Getting Selected to Give a TED Talk 187
Chapter 20 Preparing Without Fear 193
Chapter 21 Being Introduced Effectively 197
Chapter 22 Helping Your TED Video Go Viral 203
Chapter 23 Stop Reading and Start Speaking 205
Afterword by Simon Sinek 207
Notes 213
Index 221
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About Jeremey Donovan

JEREMEY DONOVAN is a TEDx organizer and speaker. He serves as group vice president of marketing at Gartner, Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory company with $1.6 billion in annual revenue.
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