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Talk Like TED

Talk Like TED

The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds

Carmine Gallo

St. Martin's Griffin

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Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. TED Talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED—which stands for technology, entertainment, and design—brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.

Public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.

Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a TED-worthy presentation. Carmine Gallo's top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give them the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives.

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3 Presentation Tips (as Learned from Steve Jobs)

Steve Jobs exhibited many wonderful skills. One of his best skills was his presentation skills. Quick and Dirty Tips presents, 3 Presentation Tips (as Learned from Steve Jobs), with public speaking and communication coach Carmine Gallo. In this video, learn how to be a better presenter with 3 easy to follow tips exhibited by the late, great Steve Jobs.

Praise for Talk Like TED

“Lively and appealing… the book draws on current brain science to explain what wins over, and fires up, an audience -- and what doesn't.” —Fortune

“I found his book compelling and educational, and I'm now ready to shorten and reformat my speeches.” —INC

“A dynamic work focused on storytelling, filled with examples from TED Talks… The book is sure to be a hit with anyone who wants to be more a successful communicator.” —Publishers Weekly (Pick of the Week, Starred Review)

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Carmine Gallo

CARMINE GALLO, bestselling author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, is the communications coach for the world's most admired brands. A former anchor and correspondent for CNN and CBS, Gallo is a popular keynote speaker who has worked with executives at Intel, Cisco, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, and many others and writes the Forbes.com column "My Communications Coach." He lives in Pleasanton, California, with his wife and two daughters.

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