Talk Like TED

Talk Like TED

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

Audiobook CD - 2014 | Unabridged
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By revealing the top nine secrets of the most successful TED Talks ever given, bestselling author and communications guru Carmine Gallo gives readers the ultimate guide to public speaking.
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427236180
1427236186
Branch Call Number: CDB 658.452 G1375T 2014
Characteristics: 6 audio discs (7 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Berman, Fred
McInerney, Kathleen

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Sep 06, 2018

There are certainly more than 9 secrets, indeed, there are dozens of points that are made and their organization is not quite orderly. The infernal overuse of "passion" is very irritating. The ridiculous idealizing of the "rule of threes" is only done to a greater extent by Hegel. The continued emphasis on story is odd: he keeps citing recent psychological research, but he neglects to mention the psychological bias of narrative (indeed, he wants the users (readers and listeners) to exploit this bias; but, if they are so clever that they would give a TED talk, why are they not so clever to be on guard against succumbing to it? Or have the intellectual integrity of avoiding duping others with it?). Very well and clearly read by the author.

ontherideau Nov 26, 2017

Valuable ideas and concepts- not just for public speaking

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danielestes
Oct 08, 2015

After the umpteenth mention of the word "passion" in the first chapter alone, I was ready to call it quits. An excess of clichéd biz-speak and one too many iWorshipful mentions of Steve Jobs are examples of how Talk Like TED behaves more like an infomercial for TED than an actual how-to guide for better presentations.

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howardwb
May 13, 2015

The subject matter is very good and very useful. The presentation and layout of the subject matter is drawn out to the point you get lost on what's being discussed. That said, I'm going to turn this in soon and look for the book version in order to make my focus succinct.

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