Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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

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"The problem is not you do not have enough stories. It's that you have too many." "Your objective is to sell a seed of inspiration."
"The speakers who gave these talks were not the first to explore those subjects, and they will not be the last. They touched us by giving their perspective on why these ideas matter and how you can make a difference."
"A great introduction tempts the audience with the taste of the benefits they're going to get, but does not go so far as to give away the bacon.”

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

[How to Deliver a Great TED Talk] Post 11: Fear and Practice

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      Fear is one of the most common problems of speakers. But, you can overcome fear by familiarity. Think about it. Familiarity gives you confidence, which in turn make you less nervous. So, here are what you should do to be familiar with the talk:

  • Practice at least 3 times with someone who can give you feedback.
  • Try to have a conversation with your audience. Memorize your introduction. You can keep an outline in your pocket for a peace of mind. But, avoid memorizing or reading script. Do not pick up the script unless you are really desperate.
  • Arrive early to get familiar with the environment. Test everything, and run through your slides. Walk the stage. Plan how you will move around the stage. Adjust the setting, if you can. Talk to people. Build up rapport with your audience. You might even get a story to use in your talk. 
  • Empty your pocket before getting on the stage. 
  • Be cool. Slow down you pace. Use pauses to get more time to breathe.
Source: How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations by Jeremey Donovan