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TED Talk | Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks) | Sebastian Wernicke

In a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis, Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating "the optimum TEDTalk" based on user ratings. How do you rate it? "Jaw-dropping"? "Unconvincing"? Or just plain "Funny"?

By |2019-09-05T11:01:21-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TED Talk | Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks) | Sebastian Wernicke

TEDx Talk | How to Sound Smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen

In a hilarious talk capping off a day of new ideas at TEDxNewYork, professional funny person Will Stephen shows foolproof presentation skills to make you sound brilliant -- even if you are literally saying nothing. (Full disclosure: This talk is brought to you by two TED staffers, who have watched [...]

By |2019-09-05T10:54:11-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TEDx Talk | How to Sound Smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen

TEDx Talk | How Great Leaders Inspire Action | Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action in his TEDx Talk, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers -- and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that [...]

By |2019-09-05T10:50:14-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TEDx Talk | How Great Leaders Inspire Action | Simon Sinek

2 Presentation Skills Tips to Transforming Your Speech

What does the audience want from your words? They want to be moved. They want to be led from where they are right now--their fears, their hopes, their nervous tics, their outlook on life--to somewhere new. Somewhere better. Somewhere transformational. And as it turns out, leading them on a journey like that is a shockingly difficult task, [...]

By |2019-09-03T16:15:02-08:00|All, Writing & Storytelling|Comments Off on 2 Presentation Skills Tips to Transforming Your Speech

Want To Be A Memorable Speaker? Memorize Your Speech

To memorize or not to memorize? That is the question---and it has long plagued public speakers. The answers vary when it comes to giving the perfect speech, ranging from "do" to "don't" and everything in between. Memorization is key. Many wrongly think you can't be "off the cuff" or natural if you have your speech memorized. On the [...]

By |2019-08-30T14:06:04-08:00|All, Presentation & Public Speaking|Comments Off on Want To Be A Memorable Speaker? Memorize Your Speech

TEDx Talk | The Psychology of Self-Motivation | Scott Geller

Scott Geller is Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality. He has written numerous articles [...]

By |2019-09-09T14:50:38-08:00|All, Conferences & Events|Comments Off on TEDx Talk | The Psychology of Self-Motivation | Scott Geller
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