Tuesday, August 26, 2014

[How to Deliver a Great TED Talk] Post 2: Organizing Your Talk

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Basic is Important 

     Most sport coach would say you might not be very good at the moment. But the important thing is to have a good basic. As you practice, you will get better as long as you have a strong foundation. For presentation, the basic is the organization.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

[How to Deliver a Great TED Talk] Post 1: Pick a Story

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Everyone has a great story

     There are two types of great speakers. The first group has amazing talents. They are, for example, great scientists, great artists, great leaders, and so on. The second group are ordinary people, like you and me, with amazing stories. You might not be a great scientist. But you sure have amazing story. You just have to dig it up. Or, we will dig it up together.

Inspire People

     TED’s slogan is ‘the idea worth spreading.’ But, even if you don’t speak at TED, you still should have this slogan in mind. Your goal is to sell your seed of inspiration, which make people think differently or make them get up and do something.

"Your objective is to sell a seed of inspiration."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

[Book Review] How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations by Jeremey Donovan

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Rating: 5/5
Learning Level: 5/5
Genre: Presentation, Self-Development
Book Review:
      Have you watched TED? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. It is a conference where great speakers gather and give inspirational speech. TED values presentation as much as the content. You will never find great science content with boring presentation at TED. When I first watched these people talk, I was so mesmerized by what they have to say. I thought only a handful of people could be like them. I was wrong. I realized that when I red this book.
     This book is about delivering great inspirational presentation. As mentioned in the book, there are two kinds of great presentation. The first kind is delivered by great person with great science or power. This can be great scientists or great leaders. Another kind, which is more interesting, is delivered by common people (like you and me) with great story. This book will help you can me discover what make people sit up and listen to you. It has many dimension include how to get an idea for presentation, things you need to do at during your presentation,  how to open and conclude your talk, how to be introduced, how to make great slides and so on. It is a great book. If you are in to presentation, you have to read it. I recommend this book without hesitation. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

[Quote] Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs by Brian Halligan, Brian, Shah, Dharmesh and Scott, David Meerman

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“Inbound marketing, if done right, is a very effective way to reach your prospective customers.”
“It’s not what you say. It’s what others say about you.”
“Watch your competitors, but don’t follow them. Within your marketplace, unwritten rules form that you and all your competitors implicitly agree to and fight along. These rules are typically set by the current market leader who educates the customers, who then force the rules upon new entrance like you.”
“Either write something worths reading about or do something worths writing about.”--BEN FRANKLIN
“Search Engine Optimization (SEO), when done well, is not tricking Google into ranking your webpage. It’s about creating content that users would want to find and helping Google delivers great search results.”
“The best domain names are those that are relatively short and memorable.”
“Convergence is the art and science of encouraging site visitors to further engage with your business.”