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TED Talks Storytelling

23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks
Narrated by: Matt Stone
Length: 54 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Publisher's Summary

Master the one thing all great TED talks have in common!

What is the secret to delivering a great TED talk?

What is the magic ingredient that makes a TED talk captivating?

And more importantly, how can you use those secrets to make your presentations more powerful, dynamic, and engaging?

To try to answer these questions, I studied over 200 of the best TED talks. I broke each TED talk down in terms of structure, message, and delivery. Here's what I discovered: After studying over 200 TED talks, the one commonality among all the great TED talks is that they contain stories. Utilize advanced storytelling techniques to inject life into your presentations!

Essentially, the best speakers on the TED stage were the ones who had mastered the art of storytelling. They had mastered how to craft and present their stories in a way that allowed them to share their message with the world without seeming like they were lecturing their audience.

Discover the 23 storytelling secrets of the best TED talks! In this short, but powerful, guide you're going to learn how to use stories to make your presentations engaging and entertaining. Using case studies drawn from TED talks by Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Susan Cain, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Mike Rowe, and Malcom Gladwell, you'll learn how to craft stories that keep your audience mesmerized.

©2015 Akash Karia (P)2015 Akash Karia

Critic Reviews

"Every speaker can put these ideas into practice immediately - and they should!" (Dr. Richard C. Harris, certified speaking coach)
"Superb communication advice" (Larry Nocella, author of The Katrina Contract: A Novel)

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Not worth it

1 hr of content is actually...15 mins intro, 30 mins content. 15 mins promting other products. I found this really annoying.Read an article online.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-02-2016

don't buy it.

the whole book like his last audiobook was him pretty much marketing himself and his website. Instead by Carmine Gallo is TED Talks book.

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  • Ananda Glick
  • 05-05-2016

I thought I refunded this book

Not a good use of money or credit. I found it to be a waste of time.

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  • Ryan K. Parker
  • 14-05-2015

Not that informative

Tell a story, don't use introductory sentences yada yada yada.
Then a list of videos to see through the authors website and a chance to get on her email list.
Skip it and just watch amazing Ted talks.

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  • K Webster
  • 13-12-2015

a few good story telling basics

This lists some good basic storytellng techniques. The hype and advertising is annoying. Consider it a "lite" guide to story telling.

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  • Anthony Robertson
  • 31-05-2016

Audio Infomercial

Super condensed speech class. I'd have given it three stars if it weren't for the sales pitch at the end.

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  • Jesse Mavity-Crump
  • 11-11-2015

Good for beginners

If you are new to story telling this might help you out. It puts some very obvious things younger/beginners might not know how to put into words, into words. Easy to follow and short enough you can power through if his voice bores you. Over all not a bad listen.

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  • Timothy Hardesty
  • 31-08-2015

Exactly what I needed

This was to the point and gave me a structure about going forward to doing a great talk.

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  • Romalan
  • 23-07-2015

Excellent for creating introductions

This book wil help you when deciding how to set up your presentation, and creating an emotional or intoxication introduction!

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  • Lisa Lawn
  • 22-05-2016

Excellent!

Organized content. Easy to understand concepts. Clear points easy to remember. what I needed to know to develop my speeches-- Thank you!

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  • Juliea Paige
  • 28-04-2016

Great and to the point!

Helped me feel more confident in my layout of speaking. I tend to tell stories, so, it was great to hear about the elements I am organically already working into my speeches as well as to give me more ways to polish it.

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  • Florin Gheorghe
  • 30-06-2019

Marketing material that should be free

This audio-book could have been only 5 minutes long. Even though the author claims he studied more than 200 TED talks, he relies on a handfull and details just one.
Not many insights, except for the classic hero-conflict-change-succes formula.
The real goal of the book seems to be to get you on his site.

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  • Dr Stephen Thomas
  • 17-04-2019

Excellent, focused tips on TED-style storytelling

Liked the crisp, compact and clear presentation - credit must also go to the narrator. The tips provided are very clear and practical, and good presenters will already be doing some of it or something similar. But as a summary of how to tell a story effectively, in some detail, this is a superb and succinct read. I’ve won speaking and teaching awards but this still had plenty to teach me! Disliked the volume of lead-in material, it takes a while to get to the meat; but then again the real content is wonderfully succinct and precise when you do.

Who’s it for? Anyone who speaks, whether beginner or expert. Highly recommended!

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  • LEO
  • 14-12-2018

what made it so lifechanging to me old life

getting to the key points straight without keeping you away from what you are going to do next. while i was in my basement i was doing squats and my brain gasping more for knowledge.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-2018

Good starter for ten

Provides a useful starting point for anyone interested in using stories to deliver more impactful presentations

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-10-2017

Good value for money

The book delivees good tips on how to improve your storytelling skills. They are simple and well known, but it is good to get them refreshed once a while. The book is short and concise and I think the price matches well. The only thing that annoyed me was the endless referring to Akash website and other books.