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Giving a TED-Style Talk? Here's How They're Different from Business Presentations | Speak Up For Success
In the past few years, , TEDx, and TED-style talks have become so pervasive and so popular that, even in business settings, speakers are often asked to give "a TED talk." (And BTW, refers to independently organized events held for local communities, or communities of interest.)

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The TED-Style Talk

The TED-Style Talk
  • This type of talk is scripted and carefully rehearsed, then delivered without notes, from memory.
  • It is professionally visualized. The slides, vid...

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The TED Talks Approach

  • TED-style talks are personal. Your passion and sense of purpose create an energy boost for both you and your audience.
  • TED talks often take us on a journey...

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Craft Your TED-Style Talk

  • Choose a topic you’re personally passionate about
  • Play with different ways to narrate your journey of discovery around that topic

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A TED Talk is 18 minutes long

A TED Talk is 18 minutes long

TED curator Chris Anderson explains:
The 18-minute length works much like the way Twitter forces people to be disciplined in what they write. By forcing speakers who are u...

Give a TED-style talk that gets a lot of views

  • Arrange your message onto the 9-up format: same size as sticky notes, until you are happy with the flow.
  • Solicit feedback from effective presenters that you trust to give honest, unfiltered feedback on your narrative and slides.
  • Rehearse with a great (honest) communicator that is not afraid to speak up.
  • Articulate each point clearly.
  • Practice with a clock counting up the minutes, to know how much you're over. Then trim it down.
  • Once you're within the timeframe, practice with a clock counting down. Know where you should be at 6, 12 and 18 minutes.
  • Let your coach jot down what you say well and what you don’t.
  • Don’t be camera shy. Practice by videotaping yourself.
  • Do one more full timed rehearsal right before you walk on stage.
  • Pick two natural places you could stop in your talk, then demarcate those as possible endings.

Popularity of Ted talks

Popularity of Ted talks

TED talks are watched by more than two million times every day. They have become the standard in public speaking and presentation skills.

So probably your next public sp...

Passion leads to mastery

And mastery is the foundation of an extraordinary presentation. So express an enthusiastic, passionate, and meaningful connection to the topic you are presenting in your public speech.

You cannot be an inspiration to your peers if you are inspired yourself.

Tell stories through your presentation

Stories connect us. Stories stimulate and engage the human brain.

Stories help the speaker connect with the audience and make the audience more agreeable with the speaker's point of view.

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Madeleine Albright

"The best book, like the best speech, will do it all – make us laugh, think, cry and cheer – preferably in that or..."

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Public speaking key points

  • Acoustics are the most important part of a speech delivery . Keep your voice clear and consistent to keep you audience engaged.
  • Content is crucial. Well thought out content with good articulation is essential for a great speech.
  • The best speeches are emotional, because they are powerful. Communicate anger, sadness, love, joy or excitement, in a meaningful, authentic and impactful way.