TED’s secret to great public speaking | Chris Anderson

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There’s no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret — along with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share an idea worth spreading?

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20 COMMENTS

  1. The first lesson that really made me understand something about public performances. Thank you TED for everything you do for the mankind. It is really important for us.

  2. Thanks @OmarFrancisco, great summary. I add a few practical tips to your list:
    1. Focus on one major idea. (5:04) use metaphors and examples that link back to the major idea helps convey your message and reinforce it.
    2. Give people a reason to care. (5:33)
    3. Build your idea with familiar concepts. (6:09), in your audience's language
    4. Make your idea worth sharing. (7:14) is the idea useful to others? will inspire others to do things differently?
    5. Test your talk with trusted friends: does it make sense? is it successful?

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  5. I have a final exam tomorrow in communication art class wich focuses mainly on public speaking, and this just made my ideas more clear and organized.

  6. Thank you, sir, this video will help me a lot, preparing to my first talk ever I like how you actually do what you preach so these concepts will be enforced in the viewer's mind.

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