“I don’t give public speeches!”
“I communicate just fine!”
These are the reasons that initially came to my mind before opening this book. They quickly faded. Storytelling is one of my most beloved pastimes. All stories — entertainment or educational — should be as engaging as possible. Chris Anderson’s book helps you get there.
Chris Anderson is the curator of TED, the non-profit organization dedicated to sharing knowledge and ideas particularly in the technology, entertainment and design fields. TED Talks are hosted annually in Shelfie’s hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.
This month, Anderson is publishing TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. It’s a dazzling book with tips everyone should learn.
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson is a solid read for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking or even storytelling abilities. Here’s 3 reasons everyone needs to read this book.
“Your number-one mission as a speaker is to take something that matters deeply to you and to rebuild it inside the minds of your listeners. We’ll call that something an idea. A mental construct that they can hold on to, walk away with, value, and in some sense be changed by.” — Chris Anderson
“Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form. Writing gives us the words. Speaking brings with it a whole new toolbox. When we peer into a speaker’s eyes; listen to the tone of her voice; sense her vulnerability, her intelligence, her passion, we are tapping into unconscious skills that have been fine-tuned over hundreds of thousands of years. Skills that can galvanize, empower, inspire.” — Chris Anderson
“Start with a vision of the world as seen through their eyes. And use every one of the tools described here to build a connection based on your shared humanity.”— @TEDChris
TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking is available on Shelfie. Get the ebook for $2.99 when you own a print copy.