This is a great idea! TED offers a model of public speaking that’s worthy of exploration, and anyone — anyone — especially leaders, need to practice, learn and expand their skills in this. No more wordy powerpoints! No more death by meeting! Freedom! Clarity! Creativity! That’s leadership by preparation, by curiousity and enthusiasm.
In the upcoming book “Talk This Way! The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking,” our curator Chris Anderson will give insights on what makes a talk great. Photo: James Duncan Davidson
Over and over, you keep asking us: What’s the best way to give a TED Talk? It’s not just that you’re interested in sharing your ideas at a TED or local TEDx event. Short presentations have become a bread-and-butter staple at schools and offices around the world, and you want more guidance on how to give them well.
And so, our curator Chris Anderson is writing a book to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in spring 2016. Titled Talk This Way! The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, it will be packed with insights on what makes talks work.
“There was no one spark for writing this book—it’s more like a long-smoldering fire that’s now ready to break out,” he…
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