Do you want to improve your presentation skills and ability to talk in the public? Then you have to read this book.
Have you heard about those Ted talk presentations on Youtube with millions of views? This book is an in-depth analysis of some of the most compelling and captivating topics given on Tedx. The author closely examines each of these highly viewed presentations to find out what strategies the presenters incorporated.
I enjoyed the discussions about some of the riveting presentations on Tedx. One of the things that struck me is the account on how one could fit a whole grand idea into 18 minutes which is what the presenters on Ted.com are limited to. Who doesn’t want to learn from the best? By analyzing some of these great speeches, the author presents practical guidelines on which you can draw inspirations on how to give your next spell binding argument such as – building connections with the audience, story telling, using analogies, and how to generally remove boring elements from your speech. In addition, the book lays strong emphasis on practice, practice practice – no more rambling and going off topics!
I found the topics in this book very useful and very educational especially the part about neurology, how our brain functions and its relationship to our communication. She further goes on to break down the science behind creating and giving an effective presentation, which I found very eye-opening! Talk Like Ted shares very detailed and very useful ideas and strategies on creating a concise speech, that would draw in your audience right from the start. Another take away from this book is that the author listed a couple great speeches that has gained millions of views so far. This would allow anyone to go on Youtube and actually watch these presenters that he has analyzed!
If you want to be a great communicator and presenter, then you have to read this book!!
About The Author:
Carmine Gallo is the author of 7 business books including the international bestseller The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, the award-winning The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs and The Apple Experience, the first book to look behind the scenes at the world’s most successful retail store. His books have been translated in over a dozen languages.