5 Public-Speaking Tips TED Gives Its Speakers

from Forbes.com “Presentation literacy” isn’t an option anymore, according to TED Talks curator Chris Anderson. “It’s a core skill for the 21st century.” Anderson calls presentation and public-speaking skills a “superpower” for those who want to express their ideas. TED talks, which are viewed more than 1 billion times a year, have become the gold standard of public speaking. In his new book, TED Talks, Anderson gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at some of the speakers...

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The Storyteller’s Secret

In his new book The Storyteller’s Secret Carmine Gallo, communication expert and the bestselling author of Talk Like TED, explains why some ideas catch on and others don’t. Learn more at StorytellersSecret.com What type of storyteller are you? 1. Storytellers who ignite our inner fire. These are the people who inspire us to dream bigger by teaching us to reframe our internal narrative. Steve Jobs, one of the world’s greatest business storytellers of all time,...

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For Delegation to Work, It Has to Come with Coaching

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Sabina Nawaz, global CEO Coach Senior leaders want to believe that delegating a task is as easy as flipping a switch. Simply provide clear instructions and you are instantly relieved of responsibility, giving you more time in your schedule. That’s the dream. In reality, we all know it almost never works that way. You’re often forced to step in at the last minute to save a botched deliverable....

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The world’s most boring television … and why it’s hilariously addictive

by Chuck Kuglen of The Henderson Group I saw a post recently from one of the TedX events in Toronto. It’s from Thomas Hellum of Norway. Simply put, it’s curious, surprising, and motivating. And, it reflects so many principles that we teach and utilize in The Henderson Group. Some of those principles include: How critical it is not only to represent yourself well, but to allow your audience in to get involved in your story...

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THG Sponsors TEDx Golden Gate Park

The Henderson Group (THG) is proud to sponsor TEDx Golden Gate Park on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 – The de Young Museum. In sponsoring this event, THG trained most of the TEDxGGP speakers in our Art of Presentation workshop.   Most TEDx events do not offer speaker training. This speaks to the level of commitment to excellence of the TEDxGGP curators (which includes our very own Summer Thommen … who rocks, BTW). This one day...

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All Markets Are Online Dating Markets

In today’s world of 9-second attention spans, our introductions mean more-than-ever before. Sally Hogshead reveals the seven triggers of fascination and how to get others to fall in love with your ideas, instantly. YouTube / TEDx Talks – via Iframely

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Prezi and TED Conferences: Ideas Matter Contest

Prezi has joined with TED Conferences to host an Ideas Matter contest. Create and submit a prezi inspired by one of five popular TED Talks. Ten finalists will receive lifetime Pro licenses, and one grand prize winner will be featured on both Prezi & TED’s websites as well as in the second edition of Ideas That Matter. Millions of people are using prezi to share their ideas. To showcase a few, we’re launching a monthly...

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Spotlight: TED Talks

by Terry Gault TED is the Super Bowl of Public Speaking. I often say that in workshops.  A couple weeks back, I had the distinct pleasure to say it in our of our “By Invitation Only” Art of Presentation workshops wherein 7 of the 9 participants were prepping for the TEDx Golden Gate Park conference October 10, 2012. So, when I came across this list of “The 20 most-watched TED Talks to date” in my internet...

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Please Join Us!

The Henderson Group is sponsoring Pursuit of Passion TEDx event @ The de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco on October 10th, 2012. Tix on sale now: http://www.tedxgoldengatepark.org/ The Pursuit of Passion – This one day event focuses on the fire that drives people to pursue their passion.  It is about the resolve one finds within themselves to follow their heart and intuition even when faced with challenges, rejection, lack of support, or...

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