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“Talk like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds” by Carmine Gallo: Part Three

Secret #7: Stick to the 18-Minute Rule: Eighteen minutes is the ideal length of time for a presentation. If you must create one that’s longer, build in soft breaks (stories, videos, demonstrations) every 10 minutes. Researchers have discovered that “cognitive … Continue reading

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“Talk like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds” by Carmine Gallo: Part Two

Secret #3: Have a Conversation: Practice relentlessly and internalize your content so that you can deliver the presentation as comfortably as having a conversation with a close friend. The four elements of verbal delivery are: rate, volume, pitch, and pauses. … Continue reading

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“Talk like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds” by Carmine Gallo: Part One

I loved this book for two reasons. Reason 1: it offers practical, executable advice for delivering better presentations and holding better meetings. Reason 2: it summarizes numerous TED talks, highlights why they are successful, and stimulates the reader to want … Continue reading

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