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TED Talks

By: Chris Anderson
Narrated by: Chris Anderson,Tom Rielly,Kelly Stoetzel
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times Bestseller

“Catnip for all the TED fans out there.” —Publishers Weekly

“The most insightful book ever written on public speaking…a must-read.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals

Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.

This “invaluable guide” (Publishers Weekly) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker.

Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Monica Lewinsky, and more—everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is a must-listen for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.

©2016 Chris Anderson (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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A must have for all speakers.

Speaking isn't about mastering a technique, it's about being yourself on stage and delivering an impactful message. This is what this book is about!

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Rehashing the Ted Talks

What disappointed you about TED Talks?

If you want to listen to someone speak about previous Ted Talks this is a good book. Thh skills learnings are there but you have to filter through a few hours of listening to get to it.

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So good

Just brilliant Chris. I've re written my upcoming Ted talk 3 times during the listening of this excellent audio book. Thanks for sharing your ideas and observations over the years, with us. Alexx Stuart.

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Highly recommended with full heart !

Am about to give a TEDx and it really helps me a lot to prepare . I would listen to this many times even just for self development purpose ! Thanks Chris and TED.

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inspiring listen

Was Skeptical when learning of the length of this book, but being an admirer of TED, this Audio book was so insightful and inspiring

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great introduction to public speaking

this here really is a must for anybody who's interested in the power of public speaking either as a listener or speaker.

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A wonderful presentation

Great content, well structured. It’s like he read the book he’s written to write the book

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Excellent- worth your time.

An aging listen. The author put everything he has learned into this. I.learned a great deal ..beyond public speaking.

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Helpful

I really found this helpful as I’m a trainer and the tips were extremely useful

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Inspiring

This book is well written and performed, and I found it encouraging. So many of us are ‘shy’ because we lack the skills presented here. I hope these techniques become standard in educational institutions.

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