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TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris J. Anderson
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“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.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“Ants shape each other’s behavior by exchanging chemicals. We do it by standing in front of each other, peering into each other’s eyes, waving our hands and emitting strange sounds from our mouths. Human-to-human”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“First there is the 10-second war: can you do something in your first moments on stage to ensure people’s eager attention while you set up your talk topic? Second is the 1-minute war: can you then use that first minute to ensure that they’re committed to coming on the full talk journey with you?”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“Presentation literacy isn’t an optional extra for the few. It’s a core skill for the twenty-first century.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“If a boy with Albert Einstein's brain had been born in Germany in the dark ages, there would have been no scientific revolution emanating from him. If a girl with Marie Curie's mind had been born in a remote Indian village twenty years ago, today she'd probably be harvesting rice and struggling to raise her children.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“We discovered this when we invited the Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman to TED. Known as the father of behavioral economics, he’s an extraordinary thinker with a toolkit of ideas that can change any worldview. We had originally asked him to speak in the traditional TED way. No lectern. Just stand on the stage, with some note cards if need be, and give the talk. But in rehearsal, it was clear that he was uncomfortable. He hadn’t been able to fully memorize the talk and so kept pausing and glancing down awkwardly to catch himself up. Finally I said to him, “Danny, you’ve given thousands of talks in your time. How are you most comfortable speaking?” He said he liked to put his computer on a lectern so that he could refer to his notes more readily. We tried that, and he relaxed immediately. But he was also looking down at the screen a little too much. The deal we struck was to give him the lectern in return for looking out at the audience as much as he could. And that’s exactly what he did. His excellent talk did not come across as a recited or read speech at all. It felt connected. And he said everything he wanted to say, with no awkwardness.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“We're strange creatures, we humans. At one level, we just want to eat, drink, play, and acquire more stuff. But life on the hedonic treadmill is ultimately dissatisfying. A beautiful remedy is to hop off it and instead begin pursuing an idea that's bigger than you are.”
Chris Anderson, TED Talks
“Every field of knowledge is different, but they are all connected. And they often rhyme. This means that something in the way you describe your process may give me a crucial insight or catalyze a new thought in me. This is how ideas form when we spark off each other.”
Chris Anderson, TED Talks
“rehearsing the transitions is especially important. The audience needs to hear in your voice when you’re doubling down on an idea, versus when you’re changing subjects.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“Inspiration is like love.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“How others think of us matters hugely. We are profoundly social animals.”
Chris J. Anderson, Talk This Way: The official TED guide to public speaking
“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. A mental construct that they can hold on to, walk away with, value, and in some sense be changed by.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“So, if you hear someone tell you that body language matters more than verbal language in public speaking, please know that they are misinterpreting the science. (Or for fun, you could just ask them to repeat their point purely with gestures!)”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“The only thing that truly matters in public speaking is not confidence, stage presence, or smooth talking. It’s having something worth saying.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“V dnešní propojené době bychom toto vznešené umění měli vzkřísit a udělat z něj čtvrtou základní dovednost: čtení, psaní, počítání … a rétorika.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
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“Není náhoda, že v kostele můžeme slyšet každý týden kázání, které obsahuje tytéž věci stále dokola, jen pokaždé trochu jinak. Je-li důležitá myšlenka zabalena v čerstvém příběhu a dobře podána, může z ní být skvělá řeč.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“Když se amerického prezidenta Woodrowa Wilsona jednou zeptali, jak dlouho mu trvá příprava projevu, odpověděl: To záleží na jeho délce. Jedná-li se o desetiminutovou řeč, trvá mi to celé dva týdny. Pokud má projev trvat půl hodiny, zabere mi příprava týden. A pokud mohu mluvit tak dlouho, jak chci, nepotřebuji vůbec žádnou přípravu. Jsem vždy připraven.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“It can be a simple how-to. Or a human insight illustrated with the power of a story. Or a beautiful image that has meaning. Or an event you wish might happen in the future. Or perhaps just a reminder of what matters most in life.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“dobrý esej obsahuje odpovědi na tři otázky: Co? No a co? A co teď?”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
tags: czech
“Je pozoruhodné, že nejméně jedna třetina těch nejsledovanějších přednášek, které kdy na TEDu zazněly, slajdy vůbec nevyužívají.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
tags: czech
“So instead, start with theirs. It’s only from that common ground that they can begin to build your idea inside their minds.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“Inspiration is like love. You don’t get it by pursuing it directly.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“Reputation is everything.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“At a conference, people don’t come to a talk to be sold to. As soon as they understand that might be your agenda, they will flee to the safety of their email inbox. It’s”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“We live in an era where the best way to make a dent on the world may no longer be to write a letter to the editor or publish a book. It may be simply to stand up and say something . . . because both the words and the passion with which they are delivered can now spread across the world at warp speed.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
“President Woodrow Wilson was once asked about how long it took him to prepare for a speech. He replied: That depends on the length of the speech. If it is a 10-minute speech it takes me all of two weeks to prepare it; if it is a half-hour speech it takes me a week; if I can talk as long as I want to it requires no preparation at all. I am ready now.”
Chris J. Anderson, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking