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A powerful guide to public speaking, based on scientific analysis of hundreds of TED presentations and interviews with TED speakers.

Table of Contents

    • Acknowledgements - i: Acknowledgments
    • Introduction - ii: Introduction: Ideas Are the Currency of the Twenty-first Century
  • Unit - 1: PART I: Emotional
  • Chapter - 1: Unleash the Master Within
  • Chapter - 2: Master the Art of Storytelling
  • Chapter - 3: Have a Conversation
  • Unit - 2: PART II: Novel
  • Chapter - 4: Teach Me Something New
  • Chapter - 5: Deliver Jaw-Dropping Moments
  • Chapter - 6: Lighten Up
  • Unit - 3: PART III: Memorable
  • Chapter - 7: Stick to the 18-Minute Rule
  • Chapter - 8: Paint a Mental Picture with Multisensory Experiences
  • Chapter - 9: Stay in Your Lane
    • Section - iii: Author's Note
    • Section - iv: Notes
    • Index - v: Index

About the Author

Carmine Gallo, bestselling author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, is the communications coach for some of the world's most admired brands. A former anchor and correspondent for CNN and CBS, Gallo is a popular keynote speaker who has worked with executives at Intel, Cisco, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, and many others and writes the Forbes online column 'My Communications Coach'. He is also the author of The Storyteller's Secret, also published by Macmillan. He lives in Pleasanton, CA, with his wife and two daughters.


Lively and appealing... the book draws on current brain science to explain what wins over, and fires up, an audience -- and what doesn't. * Fortune *
A dynamic work focused on storytelling, filled with examples from TED Talks... The book is sure to be a hit with anyone who wants to be more a successful communicator. * Publishers Weekly *
I found his book compelling and educational, and I'm now ready to shorten and reformat my speeches. * INC *

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