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Talk Like TED

The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
Written by: Carmine Gallo
Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.

Communications coach and best-selling author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs Carmine Gallo has broken down the top TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology communications to get their cutting-edge insights and to reveal the 9 secrets of all successful TED presentations. From 'Unleashing the Master Within' and 'Delivering Jaw Dropping Moments' to 'Sticking to the 18-minute Rule', Gallo provides a step-by-step method that makes it possible for anyone to create, design, and deliver a TED-style presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.

Ideas are the true currency of the 21st century, and Carmine Gallo's Talk Like TED gives listeners a way to create presentations around the ideas that matter most to them, presentations that will energize their audiences to spread those ideas, launch new initiatives, and reach their highest goals.

©2016 Carmine Gallo (P)2014 Macmillan Audio

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  • Angelina Grass
  • 02-11-17

Very little substance

Author shares nine elements of good presentations, e.g. being visual, keeping it short, telling stories. He then spends a book full of text to try and explain why all that is important. Almost no information on how to actually do it, almost no practical advice.
The most useful part was references to very good Ted talks. I then looked those up on TED.com and watched them to learn something.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-05-20

Great learning experience

An excellent book loved it and I learned a lot from it will definitely recommend it to anyone.

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  • blessan
  • 03-09-17

Helped me in my presentation

It helped improve my presentation skills by infusing confidence , ideas and methodologies.The anectodes and stories used were very inspiring and helped me overcome my fear of public speaking.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-09-16

TED

Awesome - This book gives may techniques about public speaking and takes out your fear and fill with courage to public speaking

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  • RyuuLondon
  • 20-02-19

A worth while listen

A worth while read. slightly self indulgent but has some good techniques for confidence in speaking.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-03-20

His voice was irritating

Narrator was annoying and American. Trying to now make up the word count count count.

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  • Winfridah
  • 27-12-18

Exactly what I expected

Loved it. It has changed my v perception on presentations. Will read it again. Definitely

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  • Farrukh
  • 07-11-18

Inspirational presentation skills unleashed

Amazing read - now I can relate better to most of my dull presentations. This will surely change - thanks Carmine.

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  • Chineme Noke
  • 13-03-20

Great listen!

The narrator was rather entertaining and made what could have been a boring subject quite lively!

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  • Ben E.
  • 18-12-19

Interesting insight into presentation technique

Had some very interesting and useful techniques on improving your presentations with a VERY heavy focus on TED style presentations.
A shame there was no conclusion to the (audio)book to recap the main topics he covered in the story.
Was well told with correct emphasis, pacing and tone.
Would definitely recommend to those wanting to improve their presenting.

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  • MB
  • 23-11-19

Useful resource

I purchased this title before a big presentation I had to deliver. Certainly helped me to prepare and revealed the areas to focus on. Also changed the way I view presentations by others.

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  • Marcus Fortune
  • 10-11-19

Useful, but drags on a bit.

Useful, funny in parts, but chapters often repetitive and over explain some quite simple points. I thought it would delve more into the lives and history of the TED speakers (there was a bit of that), but it was mainly corporate style self help. Overall, a good set of ideas to help someone improve their public speaking like TED speakers, but in parts tedious and lacking in TED originality.

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  • Grammatico Francesco
  • 28-06-19

Overrated, boring and uninspiring

A full paid advertisement book on TED talks. All of its contents can be detailed summarised in 2 pages and few links to videos.
The author voice is annoying and high pitched.

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  • Kenzel
  • 06-06-19

Wishing you success!

Brilliant collation of all the best bits. All shared in very practical contexts. Thank you Carmine

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  • margereader
  • 20-07-16

This is a great tool for anyone who presents information

Great examples from TED talks and an engaging and motivating text. Highly recommended to any one who presents information in the public domain

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  • Tristan
  • 24-09-19

5 minutes of content stretched into 8 hours

Aside from listening to a really boring voice, the core idea of using analogies to illustrate an argument is all that can be learned from this disappointing title.

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  • Michael H
  • 15-06-19

This will help anyone communicate better

We've all sat through mind numbing PowerPoint presentations. This book is the much needed antidote to that.

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  • Brett
  • 06-05-19

nice one!

easy to listen to and full of great content. well done carmine ! would recommend