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TED Talks Storytelling Audiobook

TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks

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Publisher's Summary

Master the one thing all great TED talks have in common!

What is the secret to delivering a great TED talk?

What is the magic ingredient that makes a TED talk captivating?

And more importantly, how can you use those secrets to make your presentations more powerful, dynamic, and engaging?

To try to answer these questions, I studied over 200 of the best TED talks. I broke each TED talk down in terms of structure, message, and delivery. Here's what I discovered: After studying over 200 TED talks, the one commonality among all the great TED talks is that they contain stories. Utilize advanced storytelling techniques to inject life into your presentations!

Essentially, the best speakers on the TED stage were the ones who had mastered the art of storytelling. They had mastered how to craft and present their stories in a way that allowed them to share their message with the world without seeming like they were lecturing their audience.

Discover the 23 storytelling secrets of the best TED talks! In this short, but powerful, guide you're going to learn how to use stories to make your presentations engaging and entertaining. Using case studies drawn from TED talks by Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Susan Cain, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Mike Rowe, and Malcom Gladwell, you'll learn how to craft stories that keep your audience mesmerized.

©2015 Akash Karia (P)2015 Akash Karia

What the Critics Say

"Every speaker can put these ideas into practice immediately - and they should!" (Dr. Richard C. Harris, certified speaking coach)

"Superb communication advice" (Larry Nocella, author of The Katrina Contract: A Novel)

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    Ananda Glick Rocky Mountains 05-05-16
    Ananda Glick Rocky Mountains 05-05-16

    with an open heart I walk the Bhakti path, dedicated to the liberation and unfolding of all beings.

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    "bargain Book Bin content"

    disappointing 99 cent book. I kept waiting to receive helpful content, however it was mediocre at best

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    Amazon Customer 02-12-16
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    "don't buy it."

    the whole book like his last audiobook was him pretty much marketing himself and his website. Instead by Carmine Gallo is TED Talks book.

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    Jesse Mavity-Crump 11-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good for beginners"

    If you are new to story telling this might help you out. It puts some very obvious things younger/beginners might not know how to put into words, into words. Easy to follow and short enough you can power through if his voice bores you. Over all not a bad listen.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Timothy Hardesty Colorado Springs, CO United States 08-31-15
    Timothy Hardesty Colorado Springs, CO United States 08-31-15
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    "Exactly what I needed"

    This was to the point and gave me a structure about going forward to doing a great talk.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Romalan P. Venketramen Washington, DC 07-23-15
    Romalan P. Venketramen Washington, DC 07-23-15 Member Since 2015

    Book Review Kings

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    "Excellent for creating introductions"

    This book wil help you when deciding how to set up your presentation, and creating an emotional or intoxication introduction!

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    Ryan K. Parker USA 05-14-15
    Ryan K. Parker USA 05-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not that informative"

    Tell a story, don't use introductory sentences yada yada yada.
    Then a list of videos to see through the authors website and a chance to get on her email list.
    Skip it and just watch amazing Ted talks.

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    Keith E Webster 12-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "a few good story telling basics"

    This lists some good basic storytellng techniques. The hype and advertising is annoying. Consider it a "lite" guide to story telling.

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    John Clark Love Madison, MS United States 08-04-15
    John Clark Love Madison, MS United States 08-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Really good and short book"

    This audiobook is very short and to the point, which is exactly how I like them. The author uses numerous specific examples.

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    James Jones Wyncote, PA United States 06-14-17
    James Jones Wyncote, PA United States 06-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "You should get this book if you want to be successful speaker."

    I value all of the information I received from this book. I look forward to incorporating what I have learned. I can already envision how I will utilize the skills I have learned at my next presentation.

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    A. Kim Orange County, CA 05-20-17
    A. Kim Orange County, CA 05-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Not very informative."

    I purchased this book in hopes of learning a bit more about storytelling. My enthusiasm quickly turned to disappointment as the book sounded more like a plug for the author's website. The information that was presented were just excerpts read from TED Talk transcripts.

    Save your time and money and try something else.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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