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TED Talks: The official TED guide to public speaking

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In the New York Times-bestseller Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the world's stage. 'Nobody in the world better understands the art an ...more
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Published May 3rd 2016 by Headline
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Daniel Bratell Chris Anderson actually addresses this question in the book. He too noticed that while every talk was good, they were also too similar, and sometimes…moreChris Anderson actually addresses this question in the book. He too noticed that while every talk was good, they were also too similar, and sometimes the format was not the best for the speaker.

I will not say that he has different recommendations than before but he tries to convey that the idea and message is more important than the format. If a person can't talk without a tie, then wear a tie (ties used to be forbidden).

He also mentions that being different is sometimes crucial to capturing the audience attention so I think he's aware of the trap so many have fallen into. They look at the top 10 viewed TED talks, check for a common denominator and then adapt that. This is his example, not mine.(less)
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Pouting Always
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure why I read this because I don't plan on giving any TED talks, what can I say when I see the words deal and book together I seem to black out. Regardless even though it didn't play any practical purpose as of yet I think this was a pretty good read because I don't personally know much about public speaking and how to prepare for that. It gave a lot of insight into how different speakers go about it and how you can use your own personal strengths to make your talk resonate with others. A ...more
Manju
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I preordered this book and read it in two sittings, because it has the most compelling advice for any kind of public speaking. The core of the book is based around how public speaking is nothing but an idea that you want to transfer to your audience's minds - that insight alone is worth the time you spend reading and learning from this book. Most advice on public speaking give more weight to body language, posture and charisma, whereas this book rightly emphasizes on the words you speak, and the ...more
K.D. Absolutely
Definitely a book for public speakers. Of course, being in TED Talks is different when you are in normal public speaking forum like a workshop in the office where you facilitate the whole day or when you are delivering a lecture at school. A TED talk last only for about 15 mins and there has to be a single idea that the speaker and the TED Talks organizer want to share. I heard that attending a TED Talks event is expensive so I just content myself viewing these excellent videos on YouTube.

Hello,
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Erin
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I borrowed this book from a colleague and really recommend it as a choice for a high school library. Chris Anderson adopts a conversational tone of stating his opinion on the various ways that people can express themselves in a public speaking forum. I would highly recommend to my fellow language teachers ( high school or post secondary), students, and other individuals that are working on their oral communication practices.
Terri
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help
"If you've picked up this book just because you love the idea of strutting the stage and being a TED Talk star, inspiring audiences with your charisma, please, put it down right now. Instead go and work on something that is worth sharing. Style without substance is awful."

"The central thesis of this book is that anyone who has an idea worth sharing is capable of giving a powerful talk. The only thing that truly matters in public speaking is not confidence, stage presence, or smooth taling. It's
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Egle Gus
Nebuvo super gera knyga. Sutinku, joje galima rasti tikrai neblogų patarimų ruošiantis viešai prezentacijai, tačiau didžiąją dalį tų patarimų aš jau žinojau ir skaitydama šią knygą, tiesiog juos pasikartojau ir „prisiminiau“. Taip pat ši knyga pasirodė ne itin praktiškai pritaikoma mūsų „paprastoje“ kasdienybėje, labiau jos patarimai tinkamesni ruošiantis profesionalesnėms ir labiau masinėms viešosioms prezentacijoms, kas maža tikimybė, kad pasitaikys mano gyvenime. Na ir galiausiai, mano nuomon ...more
Jennifer
Aug 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
Two years after Carmine Gallo produced his excellent Talk Like TED, ultimate TEDHead Chris Anderson finally follows up with TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, a less-interesting if more-specific look at the mechanics of giving good TED.

Like Gallo, Anderson (or possibly his ghostwriter?) goes for a casual, conversational tone, but Anderson's falls oddly flat, and the first half of the book focusing on the narrative techniques which produce successful presentations suffers from
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Tony
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite surprised how much I enjoyed this. Even dipped into the online videos on occasion.

I had the audiobook but would recommend a paper copy and a highlighter pen (I’m old-school) as there is rather too much to commit to memory.

Nicely put together but definitely something to pick and choose from, not all will apply to everyone.
Inna
Якщо прочитаєте цю книжку, то ваш світ зміниться, розділиться на "до" і "після". Ні, це не означає, що вам раптом закортить виступати перед великою аудиторією і просувати свої ідеї на весь світ. Просто ви мимоволі, але повсякчас почнете оцінювати публічні виступи інших людей, їхні гумор, цікавість, презентацію та загальний рівень підготовленості. Вони є красномовною підказкою, скільки часу витрачено на підготовку (і чи витрачався він взагалі) і наскільки сильно оратор вірить у свій товар. До реч ...more
Ricardo Vargas
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: management, for-life
First of all, the model of TED Talks is a great way to communicate sharp and effectively. In this book Chris provide some advice on how to improve public speaking using the same model that made TED a great success. It is worth reading!

Primeiramente, o modelo do TED Talks é uma grande forma de se comunicar com precisão e efetividade. Nesse livro, Chris dá alguns conselhos e dicas em como melhorar a capacidade de falar em público usando o mesmo modelo que tornou TED um grande sucesso. Vale a pena
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Jurgen Appelo
May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: public-speaking
One of the best books about public speaking
Guilherme Smee
Eu sempre tive um medo, receio, aversão, terrível de falar em público. Pessoas que se sentem julgadas e criticadas o tempo inteiro costumam ter isso. As que têm problemas com auto-estima e insegurança, ainda mais. E eu me encaixo nos dois casos. Mas, por alguma razão do destino, quanto mais eu comecei a me expor e falar em público, melhor eu me tornei nisso. É algo como, sei lá, andar de bicicleta e fazer sexo, quanto mais você faz e mais tenta fazer de formas diferentes, você vai entendendo mel ...more
Ugnė
Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anglai
Gal čia ir nėra kažkas baisiai naujo, tačiau autorius to ir nesiekė. Turbūt įdomiau skaitytųsi kaip pratybos internete, su tiesioginėm nuorodom į aptariamas kalbas (dabar gale galima rast jų sąrašą, bet tai eik, ieškok, googlink...) ir smulkiom užduotim iš karto. Kaip stipriausią dalį įvardinčiau normalizavimą - kad visko būna, kad net ir ruošiantis visko būna, ir kad tai toli gražu ne pasaulio pabaiga (tik reikia norėti keistis). Atrodo, kad dalis patarimų būtų labai pravertę tiek man, tiek ben ...more
Yuriy Borachok
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There can be found brief history of TED and many advises to improve skills of public speaking.
Tim Zuidgeest
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Nicole
Dec 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really good and so insightful. Highly recommend for anyone thinking of presenting or communication any format as part of their job or life style. There's so much here that I think it's easy to find what may or may not work for you. If nothing else, it's a really interesting read about communication.

Niamh Fenton
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As someone who hates public speaking I embarked on this book with the aim of gaining some advice/ tips/ tricks, what I actually gained was much more. C. Anderson brilliantly compiled some of the most popular talks over the years into a book that not only highlighted the common attributes of a good talk but showed the main importance of an idea (and the passion behind it).
Mari
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of good advice on public speaking with interesting stories and illustrations from TED talk speakers. It was much more interesting than I expected it to be and now I just want to watch a bunch of TED talks.
Carles Caño
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Confieso que a veces me da pereza leer "otro libro" sobre hablar en público. He leído unos cuantos y cada vez cuesta más que me sorprendan. Aún y así, intento evitar ese pensamiento porque es arrogante. Siempre se aprende algo.

Este libro lo compré porque estaba de oferta en Audible Daily Deals. No creo que lo hubiera comprado por iniciativa propia a precio normal, a no ser que alguien me lo hubiera recomendado encarecidamente.

El libro "TED Talks" me ha encantado. Lo he escuchado en audiolibro, l
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Andy Cunningham
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In late 1992, shortly after graduation, I had amassed a collection of over 200 job application rejection letters. In the midst of the recession, just getting to the interview was a gargantuan task. I knew I would be fine once I got there but coneying that in an application was proving just too difficult. Then someone mentioned The Perfect CV by Max Eggert. It revolutionised the way I thought about my CV and job applications generally. Within weeks I had several invitations to interview and 2 off ...more
Leandro Texeira
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O livro é um rico compêndio de técnicas, dicas e experiências de centenas de palestrantes de compartilharam suas ideias com o público do TED. Além de contar casos reais, que deram errado, também trouxe os acertos de grandes oradores.

Chris Anderson explica em seu livro como é importante termos uma ideia que ACHAMOS IMPORTANTE COMPARTILHAR com outras pessoas. Isto é imprescindível para qualquer palestra de sucesso. Depois ele explica algumas formas de fazer isto de uma forma bem sucedida.

A forma
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Fred Rose
Not surprisingly, this book is more about ideas and strategies on how to give good talks and less on technique (though there is plenty of that). I found the big picture strategies extremely helpful, especially as I think about all my lectures to university students. I thought this book might be helpful for my students preparing talks, as they have all seen many TED talks. I would say there are many other better books for people beginning to work on doing better presentations but this is definite ...more
Arpine Grigoryan
This book is a must read to anyone who wants to master presentation skills or give a talk (TED or not). You will learn a lot from Chris's experience and some of the brightest speakers the TED stage has seen. And no, it doesn't at all say that there is just one way to give a great talk. The so-called "TED-style" is diverse, in reality, and not the stereotypical one that is being mocked here and there. Overall, lots to learn from this book.
Abeer
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
”The future is not yet written. We are all, collectively in the process of writing it.
There’s an open page, and an empty stage, waiting for your contribution”

Loved reading this book, it takes you step by step through public speaking journey, gives the courage to launch and to break the ice.
Mihai07
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pentru necesitătile mele imediate, cred că aceasta carte m-a influentat si inspirat destul de mult, insă sunt convins că o să-i simt mai puternic influenta în viitor. usor de citit şi plină de sfaturi utile
Viet Hung Nguyen
Great one to prepare and deliver a great talk

I am a fan of TED talks early in 2009 or so and now I learned those great technics to build a great talk for myself. Thank you!
Silvia Feldi
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Felt like a collection of 100 books and ideas in just one book, very inspiring to read and further explore
Marius Greblikas
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Kai aš esu TED konferencijų mėgėjas, tai ši knyga man tikrai patiko. Nemažai praktinių patarimų ruošiantis pristatymui, dirbant su pristatymo medžiaga, bei ruošiantis kalbėti viešai prieš daug žmonių arba kelis klausytojus. Daug sužinojau apie minčių dėstymą ir beveik pradedu suprasti kodėl man taip sunku sklandžiai išdėstyti savo mintis. Bandysiu pritaikyti šiuos patarimus praktikoje ir rašyti suprantamesnius tekstus ir pasakojimus iš savo nuotykių.
Abhijeet Jain
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
Probably one of the finest books written about public speaking.
The book is filled with the public speaking experiences of TED speakers. The thing I loved most about this book is that it doesn't ask the reader to follow a definite advice, it makes the reader decide his own speaking style by giving a variety of options.
I can listen to Chris Anderson all the day !!!
Aida Tincu
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O carte pe care am citit-o cu caietul de notițe și cu laptop-ul lângă mine, căutând discursurile la care făcea referiri. O carte care te face să vrei să ții un discurs în care să aplici tot ce te învață și pe care îți dorești să o fi citit și profesorii tăi înainte de ți preda. Cu siguranță următorul discurs îl voi pregăti cu această carte în față.
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Chris Anderson (born 1957) is a British entrepreneur and the curator of TED, the non-profit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, which hosts an annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and an open-access website where TED Talks lecture videos can be viewed for free by the public. Previously he founded Future Publishing.
“Your number-one mission as a speaker is to take something that matters deeply to you and to rebuild it inside the minds of your listeners. We’ll call that something an idea.” 5 likes
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