Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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

< Previous Post | Book review | Next Post ->

      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

      7 comments:

      1. frases You did really good work. I really appreciate your new and different post. Please guys keep it up and share with us some unique post in the future   

        ReplyDelete
      2. Hello! I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot! https://royalcbd.com/product/cbd-oil-500mg/

        ReplyDelete
      3. Great Article
        Cyber Security Projects

        projects for cse

        Networking Projects

        JavaScript Training in Chennai

        JavaScript Training in Chennai

        The Angular Training covers a wide range of topics including Components, Angular Directives, Angular Services, Pipes, security fundamentals, Routing, and Angular programmability. The new Angular TRaining will lay the foundation you need to specialise in Single Page Application developer. Angular Training

        ReplyDelete
      4. it's really cool blog. Linking is very useful thing.you have really helped Big Business

        ReplyDelete
      5. Thanks so much for this information. I have to let you know I concur on several of the points you make here and others may require some further review, but I can see your viewpoint. Korea package forwarding

        ReplyDelete