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How to Deliver a TED Talk

Jeremey Donovan Richard St. John Simon Sinek



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McGraw Hill
30 September 2013
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 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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Imprint:   McGraw Hill
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Revised and updated ed
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   331g
ISBN:   9780071831598
ISBN 10:   0071831592
Pages:   208
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Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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

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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