Create Powerful Openings and Closings for Your TED Talk (or any other Speech or Presentation)
If you’ve watched TED Talks, you’ve no doubt been inspired and enchanted by speeches by figures such as Sir Ken Robinson, Jill Bolte Taylor, Simon Sinek and Dan Pink.
In this short eBook, you will discover how to:
Hook your audience into your speech with your opening
Learn five tools to capture your audience’s attention within the first thirty seconds of your speech. You will be learning from the speeches of speakers such as Simon Sinek, Susan Cain and Sir Ken Robinson.
End your speech powerfully and persuasively
What’s the best way to end your TED talk? In the second section of this book, you will discover six proven techniques to close your TED talk (or any other speech or presentation) in a powerful and persuasive manner.
Arguably, the opening and closing of your presentation are two of the most important parts of the presentation. While this is a short book, it covers the essentials of how to open and close your TED talk (or any other speech or presentation).
The two chapters contained in this booklet are from my bestselling book, “How to Deliver a Great TED Talk”. The two chapters are provided as a sample taster. If you enjoy the taster, you’ll love the full book. In any case, this mini eBook can still be enjoyed without having to buy the full book because it covers the topics of how to open an end a TED talk (or any other speech or presentation).
Bonus Analysis of a Full TED Talk
This NEW and REVISED edition contains an in-depth bonus analysis of Kelly McGonigal's TED Talk, so that you can learn how to design, develop and deliver persuasive presentations.
Ready to learn how to create powerful TED-like openings and closings? Then let's get started...
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
How to Open and Close a TED Talk: 11 proven techniques to Open and close any Presentation by Akash Karia, while being a short text of about 200 pages, it tells you effectively how to do exactly what it says. The text is direct, straight to the point and efficient. This text illustrated in a nutshell the exact things you need to do in order to give a good TED talk. Most good TED talks as we have learned have a strong narrative component, an emphasis on the audience and a hook. The opening of the book starts with five main effective ways to start TED Talk 1) being a story, 2)uses questions, 3)uses quotable quotes, 4) startling statement and 5) a call-back. Right away the text gets right to the point and tells you HOW to make the difference in your presentation style. When closing a TED talk, Karia emphasizes keeping the interest of the audience through action on the listener’s part. You must keep the listener engaged with a few main closing techniques 1) recency effect, 2)...
For a short read, this book delivers what it promsies -- how to open and close a TED talk effectively. With this book in hand, you can learn much from the TED talks on the web. In fact, you can learn more than in a classroom or from many coaches. Why? Because the lessons are ILLUSTRATED right before your eyes.
For a great opening, you can start with a STORY, a QUESTION, ON-TARGET QUOTE, STARTLING STATEMENT, and 'CALL-BACK'. But HOW you use those makes all the difference, and this book will show you the HOW.
HOW YOU CLOSE -- goes beyond holding interest; it goes to action on the part of your listeners. You get some great insights here too. This author's 204-page book on delivering a great TED talk is featured at the end. If you make speeches or want to, check it out.
Found it to be very helpful in diagraming the ingredients for an interesting presentation. Will be using these elements in my future opportunities Thanks for the insights.
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