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TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Key insights from Chris Anderson's

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking


Key insights from Chris Anderson's

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

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Become an expert at public speaking with these insider tips and strategies.

If you’re like most people, you’ll probably have to speak in front of an audience at some point, whether for a business presentation, social event, or family gathering. No matter how long or short your speech is or the size of your audience, knowing how to speak naturally and effectively is a skill you’ll be glad you have. This Snapshot provides you with everything you need to know about giving a confident, memorable talk that leaves a lasting impression on your listeners.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Have an upcoming speaking engagement that you need to prepare for
  • Want to learn what separates a good speech from a great speech
  • Are curious about how to keep an audience engaged
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When you’re lucky enough to witness a great speech — whether in person, on TV, or via another platform — you remember exactly how you felt while listening to the speaker. Effective speeches inspire audiences with more than words: The speaker’s charisma, presence, body language, tone, and engagement with their topic can make each listener feel as though they’ve personally connected to the message. Impactful speeches like these may even offer people a turning point in their lives and propel them to take meaningful action that changes their future. In short, a speech can...

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