TED Talks Book Summary (PDF) by Chris Anderson

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Why This Book Matters:

TED Talks helps readers understand how to use their own strengths to become a great public speaker.

The Big Takeaways:

  1. Anyone can learn to speak to an audience.
    1. If Being fearful of speaking to a crowd is common because you’re risking your reputation, but anyone can overcome that fear and become a good speaker.
  2. Look your audience in the eyes.
    1. Looking your audience in the eyes creates a personal connection.
  3. Use pictures and videos that have an impact.
    1. The use of media can either create a connection or drive a wedge between the audience and yourself, so you must use it responsibly.
  4. Stick to a script…or don’t.
    1. Some benefit from being precise while others thrive on speaking from the heart. Know what’s comfortable for you, and use it to your advantage.
  5. Your anxiety can be turned into a useful tool.
    1. Adrenaline can be focused during your speech to help you convey a stronger message.

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I started Two Minute Books to help people improve their lives and their businesses or careers. My work has been featured by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the U.S. & U.K. Governments. You can read my writing about digital nomading & life improvement at FreedomIsEverything.com.