Talk Like TED

June 24, 2016.
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Carmine Gallo@Google Talks:
Talk Like TED

Carmine Gallo. Executive speaking and communications coach. Author of 8 books, including the best-selling Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs which has been translated into 14 languages.

The talk by Carmine Gallo featured here was given at the Google headquarters in March 2014 and focused on his book, Talk Like TED—which had just been published the month before. A second edition was released last year. As of 2016, the book remained the No.2 best-selling book on Amazon in the Public Speaking category.

Google HQ, Mountain View, California, 2014

Since starting to provide videos of TED talks online in 2006, the TED conference series has become a de facto benchmark for public speaking and presentations. In this highly recommended book Carmine Gallo, based on analyzing hundreds of TED talks, has identified 9 best practices for the most successful TED presentations. The book also includes interviews with selected TED speakers as well as references to research by psychologists and communication experts.

Another Carmine Gallo book you may want to check out, if you have not already read it, is, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs (2009). In addition to his outstanding achievements as an innovator and business creator, disrupting and transforming several industries during his career—Jobs also became famous and highly admired for his powerful and engaging presentations, especially at the annual Apple World Conferences where he would reveal Apple’s latest products.

160624 C Gallo The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Carmine Gallo’s most recent book is, The Storyteller’s Secret: From TED Speakers to Business Legends—recently published (February 2016). You can find more information about Carmine Gallo on his Web site:

Trond Varlid

This article first appeared in the EMC Quest newsletter series.

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