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20 Lessons from Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo

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

Talk like TED by Carmine Gallo

Read my full book notes in Twos

  1. Ideas must inspire others.
  2. Teach your audience something new they can use in their daily lives.
  3. Express meaningful connection to your topic.
  4. Ask yourself, “what makes my heart sing?”
  5. Speak about friends and family members to connect with everyday people.
  6. Establish credibility, share data and statistics, and make it emotional.
  7. Tell a story rich with imagery (see, touch, feel, smell, taste, hear).
  8. The honest, inside story of any man’s life, told without ego, is entertaining.
  9. Use metaphors, analogies, and vivid language. Don’t use cliches, buzzwords, and jargons.
  10. Practice over and over until it is like having a conversation with a close friend.
  11. Walk, talk, and look like a leader whom people want to follow.
  12. Make something remarkable.
  13. Package new information in a different way to solve an old problem.
  14. Never leave data dangling. Context matters.
  15. Craft a short message that conveys your big idea.
  16. Use humor with novelty.
  17. Deliver data one statistic or theme per slide (minimal words), followed by images.
  18. Be your authentic self.
  19. A great speaker makes you want to be a better person.
  20. You are capable of so much more than you’ve imagined.

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