TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speakingby Published 03 May 2016
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A New York Times Bestseller
For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED talk…
...this is an insider’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable.
Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form.
This book explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give. But don’t be intimidated. You may find it more natural than you think.
Chris Anderson has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Amy Cuddy, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Salman Khan, Dan Gilbert, Mary Roach, Matt Ridley, and dozens more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is the 21st-century’s new manual for truly effective communication and it is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.
"TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking" Reviews
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 lot of it was advice that seems pretty intuitive but is harder to apply, things like being comfortable and engaging the audience. The book even acknowledges these challenges and provides ideas for helping one deal with them. Usually when I have to talk to a group of people I can just wing it because as a student I never really give talks but I think public speaking is one of those practical skills that you can use day to day regardless.
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.
"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 having something worth saying."
If you are the one person who has never heard of TED Talks, the talks began as an annual conference on Technology, Entertainment, Design but has since grown to include talks on every subject imaginable delivered carefully and succinctly.
This book is your speech coach helping you to hone your skill, to get across your ideas in a way that allows you to remain yourself in the talk but by being your best self how to tell the story so others care and are motivated.
And like a good speech, this book has first hand stories that make the substance of how to give a great talk come alive. Substance always matters more than style but if you could give a great talk and knew how to do it with great style, why wouldn't you? This book takes you there.
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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 the juxtaposition of good advice couched in a poorly executed style. The second half of the book - which deals with the specific mechanics of producing slides, deciding whether or not to write a script, the pros and cons of notecards, and what to wear on stage - fares far better. The appendix listing all the Talks Anderson using as examples in the text is also a plus.
There are better and better-written books on public speaking (see again: Gallo), but for the niche market of organizers looking to groom TED speakers, Anderson's book is probably the best bang for the buck. Just remind your speakers that they need to balance their style/substance ratio a little better than the author does here.