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Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds by [Gallo, Carmine]
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""Talk Like TED" is a smart, practical book that will teach you how to give a kick-butt presentation. But Gallo goes deeper than mere instruction. This book is ultimately about discovering what moves you and then creating the means of moving others with your vision."
--Daniel H. Pink, #1 "New York Times" Bestselling Author of "To Sell Is Human "and "Drive
""Lively and appealing... the book draws on current brain science to explain what wins over, and fires up, an audience--and what doesn't."
--"Fortune
""I found [Gallo's] book compelling and educational, and I'm now ready to shorten and reformat my speeches."
--"INC
""His advice goes far beyond the usual 'think positive and show enthusiasm' generalities, focusing instead on specific tweaks and tactics to elevate the caliber of a presentation and explaining the science behind the secret... Gallo's book is crammed with valuable insights as well as practical do's and don'ts. Read it and you, too, can stand and deliver a compelling, convincing and memorable talk, speech or presentation."
--"SUCCESS
""Communications guru Gallo ("The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs") draws on the power of these [TED Talks] to reveal the secrets of effective public speaking... The result is a dynamic work focused on storytelling, filled with examples from TED Talks, including those given by notables like Bill Gates... The book is sure to be a hit with anyone who wants to be more a successful communicator."
--"Publishers Weekly" (Pick of the Week, Starred Review)
"The premise of this book, that TED talks provide great examples and lessons, is a magnificent insight. Then Carmine's execution of this premise is even better. This book will make you a much better speaker."
--Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and author of "APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur""Dramatic composition and vigorous presentation make this a powerful tool to improve mastery of speaking skills."
--"Kirkus" "Fascinating... This is sound advice and encouragement for those who need to make presentations and an enjoyable resource for fans of TED Talks.
--"Booklist"
"This book offers anyone trying to get better at spoken communications a comprehensive description of the elements that make for greatness. It is deeply researched and draws on some of the best examples of current public speaking."
--"Management Today""Read this book to understand the secrets to delivering presentations that sell yourself and your cause by adopting techniques from some of the most notable speakers on the planet."
--Dan Schawbel, "New York Times "Bestselling author of "Promote Yourself "and "Me 2.0"
"Inspire, motivate and persuade any audience! That's what Carmine Gallo helped me do and now he can help you, too, in "Talk Like TED." Your success depends on your ability to pitch and present your vision, ideas, and proposals. Learn to deliver like a pro."
--Darren Hardy, publisher and founding editor of "SUCCESS" magazine
"In this book, Gallo performs magic: he shows us exactly what makes the world's greatest talks so great. Through story, detail, insight, and passion, Gallo gives us secrets we can apply to our own presentations so that people actually want to hear us talk."
--Dan Roam, author of "The Back of the Napkin" and "Show and Tell"

"Talk Like TED" is a smart, practical book that will teach you how to give a kick-butt presentation. But Gallo goes deeper than mere instruction. This book is ultimately about discovering what moves you and then creating the means of moving others with your vision. "Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of To Sell Is Human and Drive"

Lively and appealing the book draws on current brain science to explain what wins over, and fires up, an audience--and what doesn't. "Fortune"

I found [Gallo's] book compelling and educational, and I'm now ready to shorten and reformat my speeches. "INC"

His advice goes far beyond the usual think positive and show enthusiasm' generalities, focusing instead on specific tweaks and tactics to elevate the caliber of a presentation and explaining the science behind the secret Gallo's book is crammed with valuable insights as well as practical do's and don'ts. Read it and you, too, can stand and deliver a compelling, convincing and memorable talk, speech or presentation. "SUCCESS"

Communications guru Gallo ("The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs") draws on the power of these [TED Talks] to reveal the secrets of effective public speaking The result is a dynamic work focused on storytelling, filled with examples from TED Talks, including those given by notables like Bill Gates The book is sure to be a hit with anyone who wants to be more a successful communicator. "Publishers Weekly (Pick of the Week, Starred Review)"

The premise of this book, that TED talks provide great examples and lessons, is a magnificent insight. Then Carmine's execution of this premise is even better. This book will make you a much better speaker. "Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur"

Fascinating... This is sound advice and encouragement for those who need to make presentations and an enjoyable resource for fans of TED Talks. "Booklist"

This book offers anyone trying to get better at spoken communications a comprehensive description of the elements that make for greatness. It is deeply researched and draws on some of the best examples of current public speaking. "Management Today"

Read this book to understand the secrets to delivering presentations that sell yourself and your cause by adopting techniques from some of the most notable speakers on the planet. "Dan Schawbel, New York Times Bestselling author of Promote Yourself and Me 2.0"

Inspire, motivate and persuade any audience! That's what Carmine Gallo helped me do and now he can help you, too, in "Talk Like TED." our success depends on your ability to pitch and present your vision, ideas, and proposals. Learn to deliver like a pro. "Darren Hardy, publisher and founding editor of SUCCESS magazine"

In this book, Gallo performs magic: he shows us exactly what makes the world's greatest talks so great. Through story, detail, insight, and passion, Gallo gives us secrets we can apply to our own presentations so that people actually want to hear us talk. "Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin and Show and Tell""

Talk Like TED is a smart, practical book that will teach you how to give a kick-butt presentation. But Gallo goes deeper than mere instruction. This book is ultimately about discovering what moves you and then creating the means of moving others with your vision. Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

Lively and appealing the book draws on current brain science to explain what wins over, and fires up, an audience--and what doesn't. Fortune

I found [Gallo's] book compelling and educational, and I'm now ready to shorten and reformat my speeches. INC

His advice goes far beyond the usual think positive and show enthusiasm' generalities, focusing instead on specific tweaks and tactics to elevate the caliber of a presentation and explaining the science behind the secret Gallo's book is crammed with valuable insights as well as practical do's and don'ts. Read it and you, too, can stand and deliver a compelling, convincing and memorable talk, speech or presentation. SUCCESS

Communications guru Gallo (The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs) draws on the power of these [TED Talks] to reveal the secrets of effective public speaking The result is a dynamic work focused on storytelling, filled with examples from TED Talks, including those given by notables like Bill Gates The book is sure to be a hit with anyone who wants to be more a successful communicator. Publishers Weekly (Pick of the Week, Starred Review)

The premise of this book, that TED talks provide great examples and lessons, is a magnificent insight. Then Carmine's execution of this premise is even better. This book will make you a much better speaker. Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

Fascinating... This is sound advice and encouragement for those who need to make presentations and an enjoyable resource for fans of TED Talks. Booklist

This book offers anyone trying to get better at spoken communications a comprehensive description of the elements that make for greatness. It is deeply researched and draws on some of the best examples of current public speaking. Management Today

Read this book to understand the secrets to delivering presentations that sell yourself and your cause by adopting techniques from some of the most notable speakers on the planet. Dan Schawbel, New York Times Bestselling author of Promote Yourself and Me 2.0

Inspire, motivate and persuade any audience! That's what Carmine Gallo helped me do and now he can help you, too, in Talk Like TED. our success depends on your ability to pitch and present your vision, ideas, and proposals. Learn to deliver like a pro. Darren Hardy, publisher and founding editor of SUCCESS magazine

In this book, Gallo performs magic: he shows us exactly what makes the world's greatest talks so great. Through story, detail, insight, and passion, Gallo gives us secrets we can apply to our own presentations so that people actually want to hear us talk. Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin and Show and Tell

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Book Description

A powerful guide to public speaking, based on scientific analysis of hundreds of TED presentations and interviews with TED speakers

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan; Open Market edition (13 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 112 customer reviews
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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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I do a fair amount of lecturing of one sort or another and am a keen viewer of Ted Talks. I was bought the book as a gift and a very valuable one it has proved to be. It's well written and has given me innumerable tips that I not previously considered. I really cannot agree with those who say it is overly long and includes too much science. Just as with any other improvement manual you should skip over bits that you find unhelpful or overly scientific. I read every word, making notes as I went along, and got through the book within a day. That includes referring to TED videos given as examples and without which the book would be desperately lacking. The proof of the pudding is in the eating - my presentation skills have increased considerably for short 5 minute presentations or 60 minute lectures. Since reading Talk Like TED, I have read the recently published official TED book, written by Chris Anderson. That is good and covers the same ground as Carmine Gallo. But Anderson includes far more extra information unrelated to public speaking which is interesting but not essential. If you are just after a book to improve your public speaking, go for Gallo. If you want additional information about TED in general, go for Anderson.
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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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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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I have always enjoyed watching TED talks and had always wondered how these people make such great presenters. As a result, I purchased this book and it is very insightful and interesting. I learnt a lot about being a better presenter. The reference to the best TED talks also made me go back and watch them again to pick out those key techniques.

The level of analysis of the talks and the speakers is excellent. It really helps you understand why these people are so good at what they do. It it really makes you think and reflect.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to become a better presenter.
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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.
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I think the advice in this book is good, however, there's not really a whole lot of it. Instead,it is 9 chapters (each one a 'secret'), each one briefly describing the secret, then the remaining 80-90% describing the talks, loosely linking those examples to the secret in question (sometimes the examples are valuable and clarifying, but sometimes they are rather strained). The talks online are better than these transcripts, so I'd recommend reading the table of contents before buying. If that is already familiar to you, skip this book, if it is all alien, you might get something from it...
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