Talk Like TED

Great public speaking advice, even if you’re never invited to TED.

Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo

Carmine Gallo is a communications coach that has helped executives from leading organizations improve their presentation skills. In his latest book, Talk Like TED (St. Martin’s Press, ISBN 978-1250041128), Mr. Gallo unpacks the keys to success behind some of the most downloaded TED presentations. TED is a non-profit that stands for Technology, Education, and Design and organizes an annual conference where speakers have just 18 minutes to share “Ideas Worth Spreading”.

Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo

As with one of his previous books, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, much of the material can be viewed on Netflix, YouTube or the TED web site. Watching a presentation while reading Mr. Gallo’s analysis is helpful, especially when learning how to better use one’s voice or body language to be a more effective speaker. Although TED talks organize the book’s structure, Mr. Gallo skillfully weaves in stories from his consulting work and expert interviews from scientists who study human learning.


It’s highly unlikely that I’ll be invited to speak at a TED event. But I intend to learn everything I can from those who do.

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Author: Dallas Marks

I am a business intelligence architect, author, and trainer. I help organizations harness the power of analytics, primarily with SAP BusinessObjects products. An active blogger, SAP Mentor and co-author of the SAP Press book SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence: The Comprehensive Guide, I prefer piano keyboards over computer keyboards when not blogging or tweeting about business intelligence.

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