I’ve often thought about TED Talks, and how they are all so interesting. Is there a formula they give out when applying to do one? Are these people just exceptionally gifted at public speaking? And how could the idea of TED Talks be applied to someone giving a short speech to a group? All of these answers and more look to be addressed in the new book by the head of TED, Chris Anderson.
TED TALKS: THE OFFICIAL TED GUIDE TO PUBLIC SPEAKING is Anderson’s guide to those of us who want to know. If you’re not familiar with TED Talks, take a few minutes (or a few days…you’ll get hooked) to listen to a few of these great presentations right here.
Not only are these short 18-minute-or-less talks interesting, but they are always informative. Sometimes, they are given by famous people who have a unique perspective to share. But more often than not, they are given by researchers, or explorers, or creators…anyone who has something fresh to say.
Anderson’s book is getting some high praise from early reviewers. While he really knows how to market TED related material, the book is also earning its reviews, with sound advice and an interesting approach for anyone who might be interested in public speaking. If you have to do a speech in the near future, or if you just want to make those workplace presentations a little more interesting, this might be the book to pick up.
We do have this title available at our library, so drop in to check it out, or place a hold. This could change how you view public speaking for good.