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- Publisher: Brilliance Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: May 3, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01DTE9GO4
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TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking Audible – Unabridged
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Bobby Fischer’s book was one of the first popular books I read that used programmed learning… stepping the reader through a series of painless exercises. I’ve also seen that technique also used in a book that teaches math by setting up the problems faced by Euclid, etc. and giving readers enough clues so they too can reach their own aha moments.
While TED Talks doesn’t use programmed learning, it is very painless reading, packed with lots of good ideas. You may not come away and be able to deliver a TED Talk right away but you will come away with at least several new ideas on how to improve your ability to get your message across in group settings.
Anyone who has seen several TED Talks knows there is no one way to deliver the talks but the book has plenty to say about what generally doesn’t work and what does. I’ll just hit on a few that struck me as helpful:
• Don’t give a sales pitch. The speaker’s job is to give to the audience, not to take.
• Sometimes it takes a little demolition before changing minds. Example: In ancient societies, a third of men died violent deaths. Modern media plays up violence because that’s what sells.We've changed. After crushing their stereotypes, now you can go onto your points.
• Take your audience down your own path of discovery. By asking them to join the process, they get more involved.
• Make sure your words and images work together.Read more ›
1. Getting appropriately personal in your talk.
2. Simplifying difficult to explain concepts.
3. Suggestions for using slides.
4. Pointers on preparing for the presentation.
5. Making an impression.
6. What to wear during your presentation.
7. Using/not using notes while presenting.
8. Suggestions for calming your nerves during the presentation.
Throughout the book Anderson effectively uses the experiences of several people to make his point. The narrative is very readable and smoothly transitions from chapter to chapter. Will be an often used future reference.
I prefer How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations, because--like a good TED Talk--it teaches a lot and inspires in an amazingly brief amount of time. It also focuses on the positive, while this official guide spends a lot of time talking about how nervous TED presenters often are. I understand that might help some readers, but.. How to Deliver a TED Talk helped me much more when it comes to dealing with nerves. This book just made me more nervous.
This official guide is very detailed, serious, and includes lots of examples and lots of repetition. I started reading it straight through, but it didn't hold my attention. After that, I started skimming. First I read just the start and end of each paragraph. Then I read just the start and end of each chapter and each subsections. You really can get the gist of most of the book this way. I know the depth, examples, and repetition will be better for some people, but I learn better with something short and entertaining. You know, like an actual TED Talk.
Here's a breakdown of the first 70 pages to demonstrate what I mean:
Prologue: The New Age of Fire--"TED's mission is to nurture the spread of powerful ideas.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I borrowed this from the library to see if it was worth purchasing. There are so many TED talk books already out there. I was not really impressed. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
A well written explanation of Ted talks, that goes beyond the basics into the nuts and bolts of actually developing a message. Read morePublished 17 days ago by John Terry
Provides useful tools for public speaking while at the same time providing a vision for how the reader can contribute to making the world a better place.Published 18 days ago by Jimmy
Communication surrounds us, it's essential. We often succeed or fail due to our communications. This book reaches way beyond a stage performance to the essence of the subject,... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Reluctant farmer
Great book. I am preparing for a technical presentation, and this has helped me to organize, prepare, and practice delivery. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Its a long read but useful if you need a good public speaking reference to get yourself prepped for a speaking engagementPublished 27 days ago by Al w
It is awesome for me to enhance the skill of the presentation.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer