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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I thought it was going to be one of those books giving tips on how to convey your message successfully with some sort of tricks but it was more than I had anticipated. Well structured text, highlighting key points of popular TEDx presentations, emphasising other points that you often disregard in a presentation as not important, in other words it is a good read. It helps...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars overpadded, but some useful tips
Public speaking coach reveals nine secrets of successful presentations. Overpriced and overly padded, but some useful tips here for anyone who has to speak in public. There's a type of non-fiction book from the US that uses an endless stream of conversational, easy-to-read, easy-to-skim, easy-to-yawn-over, repetitious words and anecdotes to impart some quite useful...
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars overpadded, but some useful tips, 10 Aug 2014
This review is from: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds (Paperback)
Public speaking coach reveals nine secrets of successful presentations. Overpriced and overly padded, but some useful tips here for anyone who has to speak in public. There's a type of non-fiction book from the US that uses an endless stream of conversational, easy-to-read, easy-to-skim, easy-to-yawn-over, repetitious words and anecdotes to impart some quite useful messages. Ironic that one message of this book is that brevity gets your message across far more effectively and memorably.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, 21 April 2014
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I thought it was going to be one of those books giving tips on how to convey your message successfully with some sort of tricks but it was more than I had anticipated. Well structured text, highlighting key points of popular TEDx presentations, emphasising other points that you often disregard in a presentation as not important, in other words it is a good read. It helps to watch the video presentations while you read the book; they have an immediate impact. Often when you prepare for presentations you are convinced that it is what you say that matters, not how you say it and here the book proves you wrong. Some simplifications in interpretations wouldn't undermine the overall good work.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... United Kingdom and I have just finished reading this wonderful book. It's not the first book that I ..., 8 Oct 2014
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I lead a Church in the United Kingdom and I have just finished reading this wonderful book. It's not the first book that I have read on public speaking over this last year. I have read books such as A preaching workbook, Public Speaking, Reading for preaching, Fumble-rules and The last art of the great speech (And I do recommend them all). However this is the by far the most effective book to date. It has been helpful and useful and I recommend it to all. It has some useful practical advice and will improve anyone public speaking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book, 4 July 2014
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This is one of the best books I have read on presenting. The style of writing,stories and analysis meant that it was far more valuable than your average book. A must for your reading list if you want to be a more effective presenter.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How and why a TED presentation resembles "a Cirque Du Soleil for the mind", 14 Mar 2014
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As Carmine Gallo explains, Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Until 2005, it remained a once-a-year conference: four days of programs, 50 speakers, and 18-minute presentations. Anderson added TEDGlobal to reach an international audience. TED.com was launched in 2006. Thus far, the website has attracted more than one [begin] billion [end] views, averaging about two million day.

The video programs have been translated into more than 90 languages. There are no charges to access any of the TED programs. After attending the 2006 conference, documentary filmmaker Daphne Zuniga described it as "Cirque Du Soleil for the mind." Oprah Winfrey later observed, "TED is where brilliant people go to hear other brilliant people."

Those who have already read Carmine Gallo's previously published works, notably The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience, will be especially interested in what he shares in his latest book because the "secrets" to which its subtitle refers are provided by a remarkably diverse group of thought leaders. They include Chimimanda Ngozi Adiche, Brené Brown, David Christian, Amy Cuddy, David Gallo, Bjarke Ingels, Sarah Kay, Johnny Lee, Sir Ken Robinson, Hans Rosling, and Bryan Stevenson. All of them have made one or more presentations under the TED auspices.

Those invited to make a TED presentation receive a copy of a Guide and of these "Commandments":

1. Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.
2. Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.
3. Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and thy Passion.
4. Thou Shalt Tell a Story.
5. Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.
6. Thou Shalt Not Flaunt Thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thy Failure as well as thy Success.
7. Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness.
8. Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.
9. Thou Shalt Not Read thy Speech.
10. Thou Shalt Not Steal the Time of Them.

The dozens of videos available at no cost bring the stated and implied advice on this list to life and can also be of substantial value to anyone else who is preparing a presentation, whatever its nature and extent may be. Gallo is thoroughly qualified to explain HOW to do it, based on vast experience that includes but is by no means limited to State Jobs and others who have made TED presentations.

In fact, one of his book's greatest strengths is that it creates a context, a frame of reference, for each of the nine "secrets" that are actually guidelines. My strong recommendation is to proceed from one chapter to the next, pausing to visit the TED website and check out the speakers to whom Gallo refers, then re-read the relevant portion in the book's narrative. With rare exception, body language and tone of voice have much greater impact than what is actually said. It is therefore important to experience first-hand what Gallo explains so adroitly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book, 22 Jun 2014
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Very good read - well worth buying. Used it to help me build presentations with great results. Easy to read as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended reading for anyone doing presentations or talks, 30 May 2014
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Definitely a must for advancing current thinking in giving presentations in order to deliver message across to an invited audience. Brilliant layout and format to extricate maximum benefit. Highlighted text ensures emphasis of key text initiatives. And having read and absorbed is easy to refer to again and again for different presentations, requiring different techniques.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book all around, 2 Aug 2014
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I swallowed this book hole. It's engaging and interesting. It gives a lot of very good advice on public speaking as well as generally useful information for business and communication. I highly recommend it to anybody who interacts with people as part of their job i.e. pretty much everybody.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 21 April 2014
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This may need to be toned down in substance for a more restrained UK audience. However, the form and structure of the ideas are very helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Aug 2014
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Really inspiring and practical tips to help improve presentations.
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