Saturday, May 11, 2013

Review of How To Deliver the Perfect Ted Talk

Akash Karia's book follows the format of Chip and Dan Heath's acronym for creating memorable messages, talks and presentations. Each chapter ends with a short 'In a Nutshell' summary and the pages are loaded with tips and techniques about preparation, content and delivery. The genius of this is that the book is an immediate ready-reference or checklist for the person preparing a presentation or talk.

I would have liked more on preparing of self mentally prior to giving a presentation, and something on de-briefing post-presentation in preparation for the next one.

I also am hesitant about using stated or implied, over-the-top big promises. This can backfire.  But overall, a very well researched and presented addition to the speaker's/ presenter's/ influencer's library

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