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TED Talks

TED Talks
  • Author : Chris Anderson
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  • Release Date :2016-05-03
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781472228055
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Summary : Chris Anderson is the curator of phenomenally successful TED talks - over one billion views and counting. He is passionate about the importance of public speaking, something he describes an a crucial life skill and which we should be teaching in school, and of the amazing power of direct human-to-human communication, recorded on video, in the internet age. It is now possible to share ideas with millions around the world (as evidenced by the success of TED itself, whose most popular talk has been viewed 31 million times). In his first book, Talk This Way, he shares his passion for public speaking and offers a master-class in how to do it - not just how to give a great TED talk, but how to stand up and speak persuasively in front of any size of audience, whether that is a school classroom, making a video blog, in a business meeting or at a conference. The book brings together his experience of over two decades as the curator of TED, in which time he has listened to over one thousand stage talks, with advice from 30 of his all-time favourite TED speakers.

The Art of Asking

The Art of Asking
  • Author : Amanda Palmer
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  • Release Date :2014-11-11
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 1455581070
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Summary : FOREWORD BY BRENE BROWN and POSTSCRIPT FROM BRAIN PICKINGS CREATOR MARIA POPOVA Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.

Talk Like TED

Talk Like TED
  • Author : Carmine Gallo
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  • Release Date :2014-03-04
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1466837276
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Summary : Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world's leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking. In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo's step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable. Carmine Gallo's top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives. The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His book is not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.

How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new edition, with a foreword by Richard St. John and an afterword by Simon Sinek

How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new edition, with a foreword by Richard St. John and an afterword by Simon Sinek
  • Author : Jeremey Donovan
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  • Release Date :2013-11-01
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0071829571
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Summary : DELIVER THE PRESENTATION OF YOUR LIFE--AND LAUNCH YOUR CAREER A nonprofit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, TED challenges the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers to give "the speech of their lives" in 18 minutes or less. The more than 14,000 talks on TED.com have been viewed over 1 billion times and include those by such luminaries as Tony Robbins, Dan Pink, and Sheryl Sandberg. Now you can learn how to give a TED-style talk to achieve your personal and business goals. How to Deliver a TED Talk provides more than 100 invaluable tips--everything from opening with an explicit statement of audience benefits to framing your idea as an action-outcome response to a question worth asking. Whether you're presenting to an audience of 1 or 1,000, this book is an indispensable resource for any public speaker. "Not just for TED talks, it's a great book for any presentation you have to make. If you want to deeply engage and impress your audience, this is a quick, informative, and brilliant guide." -- PETER BREGMAN, TEDx talker and author of 18 Minutes "Jeremey's advice was key to my successful TED talk at TEDMED." -- AMANDA BENNETT, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and Executive Editor/Projects and Investigations for Bloomberg News

Great TED Talks: Creativity

Great TED Talks: Creativity
  • Author : Tom May
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  • Release Date :2020-06-16
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1645172589
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Summary : Insights and advice on the creative process from 100 prominent TED Conference speakers. Online TED Talks have provided inspiration to a worldwide audience since 2006, focusing not only on subjects of technology, entertainment, and design but also on cultural, social, and political issues. Great TED Talks: Creativity gathers the ideas presented by 100 speakers and condenses them into a nutshell of practical advice for boosting your own creativity. Also included are URLs directing readers to the TED website so they can watch the original videos in their entirety.

A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise

A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise
  • Author : Sandy Allen
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  • Release Date :2018-01-23
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1501134051
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Summary : “Compelling…A bracing work of art and a loving tribute” (Los Angeles Times), this propulsive, stunning book illuminates the experience of living with schizophrenia like never before. Sandra Allen did not know their uncle Bob very well. As a child, Sandy had been told Bob was “crazy,” that he had spent time in mental hospitals while growing up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s. But Bob had lived a hermetic life in a remote part of California for longer than Sandy had been alive, and what little Sandy knew of him came from rare family reunions or odd, infrequent phone calls. Then in 2009 Bob mailed Sandy his autobiography. Typewritten in all caps, a stream of error-riddled sentences more than sixty, single-spaced pages, the often-incomprehensible manuscript proclaimed to be a “true story” about being “labeled a psychotic paranoid schizophrenic,” and arrived with a plea to help him get his story out to the world. “Searing” (O, The Oprah Magazine), “enthralling” (Star-Tribune, Minneapolis), and “a marvel” (Esquire), A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise shows how Sandy translated Bob’s autobiography, artfully creating a gripping coming-of-age story while sticking faithfully to the facts as he shared them. Sandy also shares background information about their family, the culturally explosive time and place of their uncle’s formative years, and the vitally important questions surrounding schizophrenia and mental healthcare in America more broadly. The result is a heartbreaking and sometimes hilarious portrait of a young man striving for stability in his life as well as his mind, and an utterly unique lens into an experience that, to most people, remains unimaginable. “Thrilling…Gorgeous…a watershed in empathetic adaptation of ‘outsider’ autobiography” (The New Republic), A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise is a dazzlingly, daringly written book that’s poised to change conversation about schizophrenia and mental illness generally.

Jabberwocky and Other Poems

Jabberwocky and Other Poems
  • Author : Lewis Carroll
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  • Release Date :2012-03-05
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 0486113299
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Summary : Includes 34 nonsense verses and parodies: "The Walrus and the Carpenter," "Father William," "My Fancy," "A Sea Dirge," "Hiawatha's Photographing," "The Mad Gardener's Song," "Poeta Fit, non Nascitur," and many others.

The Paradox of Choice

The Paradox of Choice
  • Author : Barry Schwartz
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  • Release Date :2009-10-13
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780061748998
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Summary : Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions—both big and small—have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress. And, in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice—the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish—becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice—from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs—has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse. By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counter intuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.

The Art of Stillness

The Art of Stillness
  • Author : Pico Iyer
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  • Release Date :2014-11-04
  • Total pages :96
  • ISBN : 1476784736
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Summary : A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure? Because in our madly accelerating world, our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy. There’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still. In The Art of Stillness—a TED Books release—Iyer investigate the lives of people who have made a life seeking stillness: from Matthieu Ricard, a Frenchman with a PhD in molecular biology who left a promising scientific career to become a Tibetan monk, to revered singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who traded the pleasures of the senses for several years of living the near-silent life of meditation as a Zen monk. Iyer also draws on his own experiences as a travel writer to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. He reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people—even those with no religious commitment—seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or seeking silent retreats. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. Growing trends like observing an “Internet Sabbath”—turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning—highlight how increasingly desperate many of us are to unplug and bring stillness into our lives. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many—from Marcel Proust to Mahatma Gandhi to Emily Dickinson—have found richness in stillness. Ultimately, Iyer shows that, in this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. In 2013, Pico Iyer gave a blockbuster TED Talk. This lyrical and inspiring book expands on a new idea, offering a way forward for all those feeling affected by the frenetic pace of our modern world.

Summary of TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Summary of TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • Author : N.A
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  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
  • Author : Chris J. Anderson
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  • Release Date :2016-05-03
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1443443018
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Summary : The inside secrets to giving a first-class presentation from the man who put TED talks on the world’s stage Amid today’s proliferating channels of instant communication, one singular skill has emerged as the most essential way to communicate - a brief, polished, live-audience video talk. Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has tapped the world’s most brilliant individuals to share their expertise. Anderson discovered early on that the key to getting an audience to sit up and pay attention is to condense a presentation into 18 minutes or less, and to heighten its impact with a powerful narrative. In other words, to tell a terrific story. TED Talks is chock full of personal presentation suggestions from such TED notables as Sir Ken Robinson, Mary Roach, Amy Cuddy , Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dan Gilbert Matt Ridley, and dozens more - everything from how to distill your speech’s content to what you should wear on stage. This is lively, fun read with great practical application from the man who knows what goes into a great speech. In TED Talks, Anderson pulls back the TED curtain for anyone who wants to learn from the world’s best on how to prepare a top-notch presentation.

Great TED Talks: Innovation

Great TED Talks: Innovation
  • Author : Neil C. Hughes
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  • Release Date :2020-06-16
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1645172597
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Summary : Become more innovative by applying the ideas of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers to your own life. Great TED Talks: Innovation features words of wisdom from 100 speakers and condenses their ideas into accessible advice for becoming more innovative in how you approach and organize your life. Since 2006, online TED Talks have provided inspiration to a worldwide audience. Besides subjects like technology, entertainment, and design, TED Talks also focus on cultural, social, and political issues. Included in each section are URLs directing readers to the TED website so they can watch the original videos in their entirety.

Great TED Talks: Leadership

Great TED Talks: Leadership
  • Author : Harriet Minter
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  • Release Date :2020-06-16
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 1645172600
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Summary : The words of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. In 2006, TED Talks became accessible online, and have since been viewed more than a billion times by people across the world. Great TED Talks: Leadership highlights the words of 100 TED Conference speakers and discusses how their ideas can be applied to your own life. Whether you’re a leader of a business group or the organizer of a small social club, the advice in this book will help you visualize and achieve your goals. Included in each section are URLs directing readers to the TED website so they can watch the original videos in their entirety.

Daring Greatly

Daring Greatly
  • Author : Brené Brown
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  • Release Date :2013-01-17
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0670923532
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Summary : **Now on Netflix as The Call to Courage** Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

Quicklet on TED Talks: Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story (CliffNotes-like Summary)

Quicklet on TED Talks: Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story (CliffNotes-like Summary)
  • Author : Karen Lac
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  • Release Date :2012-02-24
  • Total pages :21
  • ISBN : 1614649685
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Summary : ABOUT THE BOOK At first glance, it would not seem that I, someone who was born in the United States and has never been to Africa, would have anything in common with a woman from Nigeria. My exposure to Nigeria is so limited that I am largely unable to distinguish it from the rest of the continent, as if there is a singular African culture and experience. Like many Americans, what I know of Africa largely comes from the news media. This means that when I think of Africa, I usually think of wars, refugee camps, abject poverty, diseases, and corruption. With the exception of having beautiful wildlife and landscape, Africa to me simply represented a place of general misery. This is the result of being exposed to only a single story. As Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie points out in her TED talk, “The danger of a single story,” there is never a single story. Her own life is a testament to the fact that Africa is not just what we see on the news. MEET THE AUTHOR Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Karen Lac has been writing since 1999. Her articles have appeared in print in “The Occidental Weekly.” Her writing reflects her broad interests. She writes travel, entertainment, political commentary, health, nutrition, food, education, career, and legal articles for numerous websites. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and a Bachelor of Arts in politics, both from Occidental College. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie uses her personal life and experiences to illustrate the danger of reducing other people and cultures to a single story rather than recognizing that we all have overlapping, multiple stories. She begins her talk by discussing her childhood in Nigeria, moves on to her experience as an African woman in the U.S., and then discusses the Nigerian experience today. As a child growing up in a university campus in eastern Nigeria, Adichie loved reading and writing. When she began writing at the age of seven, she wrote the kind of stories that she had read. This meant that she wrote stories about blue-eyed white children who played in the snow and ate apples. Since the only books she read were British and American books populated with people different from her who experienced things she didn’t know anything about, Adichie started believing that she had no place in books. This changed when she discovered African writers such as Chinua Achebe and Camara Laye. She realized that books could also tell the stories of people like her. Buy a copy to keep reading!