Summary of How to Deliver a TED Talk

Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations

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How to Deliver a TED Talk book summary
Follow these sensible, sound tips to make sure your TED Talk is the best presentation you ever gave.


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Author Jeremey Donovan knows TED. An experienced Toastmaster, he applies a deep understanding of the dynamics of public speaking to the format of the renowned TED presentations. He adopts a straightforward, everyman tone to remind readers that anyone – no matter how inexperienced – can address a TED audience successfully. Donovan’s advice makes a lot of sense in this easy-to-follow TED Talk template. Amusingly, he neither confirms nor denies that he ever spoke at a TED gathering. Rather, he writes that he “studied” many TED presentations to break down their structure, flow, strengths and weaknesses. getAbstract recommends the fruits of his avid study to anyone aspiring – or scheduled – to speak at a TED convocation, as well as to everyone who wants to organize and present material effectively.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What TED is
  • How to prepare a TED presentation
  • How to deliver it


TED: “Technology, Entertainment and Design”
TED, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing forward-thinking concepts and practices from the arenas of technology, entertainment and design, organizes “exclusive conferences” and posts presentations from those conferences online for free...
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About the Author

Group vice president of marketing at Gartner Inc., an IT research and advisory firm, Jeremey Donovan is a TEDx organizer and Toastmasters International member.

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    Forrest Greenwood 2 years ago
    I started reading the book before my discovery of GetAbstract. The book was a little dry in some areas, and I felt some topics belaboring some of the points.

    After reading the Abstract, it made perfect sense. I can always go back to the Chapter in the book if I need to.

    Thank you for this great service!!!
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    Helena Ridsdale 3 years ago

    Check out also the above on Presentations. Useful tips if you have a big presentation to deliver.
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      Stephanie Ryter 3 years ago
      Thanks for sharing!

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