of 11 /11
best practices in presenting THE

Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

  • Upload

  • View

  • Download

Embed Size (px)


What does it take to be a great speaker? Here are some tips and takeaways that can help you improve your speaking and presentation skills – from some of the most watched TED Talks. Learn more: http://dell.to/1kc4Ksw.

Citation preview

Page 1: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

best practices in presenting


Page 2: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

Knowledge is power. Pass it on.

Click this button to shareinformation on each slide.

Page 3: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

TED Talks has over1,000,000,000 views

What makes some speakers more successful than others? Here are some characteristics of what separates the good

speakers from the great.

Page 4: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

Your TED talk shouldn’tbe less than 12 minutes.

Jaw dropping




The exceptions to the 12 minute rule is if your talk is:

The most favorited videos average 17:58

in length

Page 5: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

For people to enjoy the TED talk that fellbetween 12-18 minutes long, it had to be:

Persuasive Fascinating Inspiring Informative Courageous

Page 6: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

If you want to compete among the most favorite TED speakers you should:

Present a clear,focused message

Do not use slides

Format your presentationas a hero’s journey orpremise-driven narrative

Alternate between Storiesand main points

Keep it shortand to the point

Use humor strategically

Take your audience througha broad range of emotions.

Embrace the powerof the pause

Page 7: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks








The top 10 keywordsto USE in your TED talk

The top 10 keywordsto AVOID in your TED talk

Page 8: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

The most successful speakersshare these characteristics

Longer hair than average


Dressed up more than the average TED speaker

Page 9: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

1 John UnderkofflerGesture-based computing

2 Gary FlakeExtreme data visualization

3 Jane McGonigalHow gamers can save the world

4 Stephen WolframCreating a computational theoryof the universe

5 Pranav MistryGesture-based interface thatgoes everywhere

6 Eric TopolWireless tech in medicine

7 Tim Berners-LeeMaking the world’s dataopen source

8 Ray KurzweilMachines that think and grow

The Top 8 TED Talks for Tech

Page 10: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks

1 Rory SutherlandLife Lessons from an Ad Man

2 Simon SinekHow Great Leaders Inspire Action

3 Dan ArielyAre we in Control of ourown Decisions?

4 Seth GodinHow to get your Ideas to Spread

5 Malcolm GladwellChoice, Happiness, andSpaghetti Sauce

6 Tim HarfordTrial, Error, and the God Complex

7 Steven JohnsonWhere Good Ideas Come From

8 Cameron HeroldLet's Raise Kids to beEntrepreneurs

9 Dan CobleyWhat Physics Taught MeAbout Marketing

10 Jason FriedWhy Work Doesn't Happenat Work

The Top 10 TED Talks for Business

Page 11: Speaking Tips from Popular TED Talks





Looking for More Techand Business Information?

Subscribe to Dell’s weekly Tech Page One Digest

Sign Me Up!