203: How to Deliver a TED Talk (or Any Important Talk)
Delivering a talk is a critical skill whether you are speaking to an intimate gathering in the boardroom or a crowd of thousands for a keynote. The advent of TED Talks has helped shape the public's expectations for what a meaningful address actually sounds like. Many business professionals, however, struggle with this new style of public speaking.
On the #FlipMyFunnel podcast, Sangram Vajre and James Carbary discuss the book How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations by Jeremy Donovan. They consider Donovan's five major major components to delivering a top-shelf speech: how to open, how not to open, the use of the pause and "you," making someone else the hero, and how to close.