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Talk Like TED

The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
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TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.

Communications coach and best-selling author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs Carmine Gallo has broken down the top TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology communications to get their cutting-edge insights and to reveal the 9 secrets of all successful TED presentations. From 'Unleashing the Master Within' and 'Delivering Jaw Dropping Moments' to 'Sticking to the 18-minute Rule', Gallo provides a step-by-step method that makes it possible for anyone to create, design, and deliver a TED-style presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.

Ideas are the true currency of the 21st century, and Carmine Gallo's Talk Like TED gives listeners a way to create presentations around the ideas that matter most to them, presentations that will energize their audiences to spread those ideas, launch new initiatives, and reach their highest goals.

©2016 Carmine Gallo (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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This is a great tool for anyone who presents information

Great examples from TED talks and an engaging and motivating text. Highly recommended to any one who presents information in the public domain

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5 minutes of content stretched into 8 hours

Aside from listening to a really boring voice, the core idea of using analogies to illustrate an argument is all that can be learned from this disappointing title.

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This will help anyone communicate better

We've all sat through mind numbing PowerPoint presentations. This book is the much needed antidote to that.

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nice one!

easy to listen to and full of great content. well done carmine ! would recommend

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  • Angelina Grass
  • 02-11-2017

Very little substance

Author shares nine elements of good presentations, e.g. being visual, keeping it short, telling stories. He then spends a book full of text to try and explain why all that is important. Almost no information on how to actually do it, almost no practical advice.
The most useful part was references to very good Ted talks. I then looked those up on TED.com and watched them to learn something.

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  • blessan
  • 03-09-2017

Helped me in my presentation

It helped improve my presentation skills by infusing confidence , ideas and methodologies.The anectodes and stories used were very inspiring and helped me overcome my fear of public speaking.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-2016

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Awesome - This book gives may techniques about public speaking and takes out your fear and fill with courage to public speaking

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  • RyuuLondon
  • 20-02-2019

A worth while listen

A worth while read. slightly self indulgent but has some good techniques for confidence in speaking.

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  • Winfridah
  • 27-12-2018

Exactly what I expected

Loved it. It has changed my v perception on presentations. Will read it again. Definitely

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  • Farrukh
  • 07-11-2018

Inspirational presentation skills unleashed

Amazing read - now I can relate better to most of my dull presentations. This will surely change - thanks Carmine.

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  • Marcus Fortune
  • 10-11-2019

Useful, but drags on a bit.

Useful, funny in parts, but chapters often repetitive and over explain some quite simple points. I thought it would delve more into the lives and history of the TED speakers (there was a bit of that), but it was mainly corporate style self help. Overall, a good set of ideas to help someone improve their public speaking like TED speakers, but in parts tedious and lacking in TED originality.

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  • Grammatico Francesco
  • 28-06-2019

Overrated, boring and uninspiring

A full paid advertisement book on TED talks. All of its contents can be detailed summarised in 2 pages and few links to videos.
The author voice is annoying and high pitched.

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  • Kenso
  • 06-06-2019

Wishing you success!

Brilliant collation of all the best bits. All shared in very practical contexts. Thank you Carmine

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  • Mani Masuria
  • 22-09-2018

Absolutely superb

This is by far one of the most helpful and interesting audio books that I have ever experienced- thank you

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-06-2018

What a book!

Great book!
Really useful and clear! This is vital for anyone who is a great speaker and anyone who wants to become a speaker! Tips were helpful and the it was narrated brilliantly! Do read and gain some good knowledge.

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  • 13-03-2018

Yes yes and yes.

I would 100% recommend this book. The author shares techniques, examples and encouragement. Performance is clear and eloquent. Very interesting and easy to listen.

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  • Eilidh
  • 19-06-2017

Great tips and advice

Content is very helpful, and Carmine Gallo's delivery is pretty good. I could've lived without the slightly stressful Australian accent in the penultimate chapter, but overall all performances were good and listenable.