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Talk like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo

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Planning on giving a TED talk or improving public speaking then this is a good book.

Distinct impression is author got lucky with his first book (about Steve Jobs presentation skills) so put out another one. This book could be shortened – to help have summarised all the learning points:

1. Passion
2. Excitement
3. Aim for 190 words per minute
4. Vary speed of words according to content
5. Stand straight and tall
6. Dress smartly
7. Open hands
8. Good body language (lean forward)
9. When use hands hold above waist
10. Tell a story
11. Give a new idea (for TED)
12. Touch, hear and see (appeal to all of the audience’s sensory modalities)
13. Use humour, consider including a video or photos

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