SkyeTeam Book Review: How to Deliver a TED Talk


By Morag Barrett on September 9, 2014

Posted by Morag Barrett | September 9, 2014SkyeTeam Book Review: How to Deliver a TED TalkI know… two book reviews back to back.  What can I say?  I currently have a pile of more than a dozen books waiting for time and attention.  I recently found myself on a number of plane journeys and so I immersed myself in two books!How to Deliver a TED Talk was an interesting read. While I may not have delivered a TED talk my profession is delivering compelling content, stories, presentations, talks to audiences across the globe.  I was looking forward to learning new approaches to hone my trade and my personal effectiveness.This book did not disappoint. The good news is that it is a realtively short read, and if you have a computer and internet access to hand the author references many TEDTalks as he shares his advice.  I found value in watching some of the TED talks that he mentions while reviewing his advice.  A powerful combination. But never fear, the book alone provide plenty of ideas, tips and suggestions to take your presentation skills to the next level.The book is structured around four key sections Content, Delivery, Design and Journey.  Whether you are looking to improve your story telling, your platform skills, leverage technology to support your message, or building your own following this book will be one step on the journey.Related ArticlesDo You Mind Map?Mind mapping is a tool that I have found useful when I am under a short time frame and need to organise my thoughts around what needs to be communicated.  Wikipedia have a section on mind mapping and you can Google the term to find more examples. Have you been in that…May 8, 2012In "Presentation Skills"Presentation Skills: Your Call To ActionYou have a stunning opening for your presentation, your content is written, and I am sure that you have written the closing words for your presentation.  Go back and read it.  Does it have ’punch’? Does it include a clear 'call to action'?  I have had the opportunity to observe and…May 29, 2012In "Presentation Skills"SkyeTeam Book Review: Woman Up! by Aimee CohenI met Aimee at the Leadership Investment Women's Success Forum. We had adjacent tables and were signing copies of our books for the conference attendees. As I listened to her talk to the conference attendees about her book my curiousity was piqued. There seemed to be some correlations with a…February 17, 2015In "Book Reviews"Tags »Best Leadership BooksPresentation Skills Share
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