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Author: Chris Anderson Narrator: Chris Anderson, Kelly Stoetzel, Tom Rielly Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781501230455
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"Catnip for all the TED fans out there." —Publishers Weekly

"Unimpeachably practical . . . A handy guide for novice and moderately experienced speakers." —Kirkus Reviews

"Anderson shares the secrets behind the best TED presentations." —Booklist

Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, spreading knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview; it can be more powerful than anything in written form.

This “invaluable guide” (Publishers Weekly) explains how the miracle of powerful public speaking is achieved, and equips you to give it your best shot. There is no set formula, but there are tools that can empower any speaker.

Chris Anderson has worked with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Salman Khan, Monica Lewinsky and more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective on stage. This is a must-read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Chris Anderson…has nurtured, coaxed, and encouraged so many speakers over the years…helping us to bring forth our very best performances onstage…He is the absolutely perfect person to have written this book.”

    Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A brilliant, profound look at how to communicate. If you ever plan to utter a sound, this is a must-read. It gives me hope that words can actually change the world.”

    Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The TED Talk may well be the defining essay genre of our time: what the pamphlet was to the eighteenth-century and the newspaper Op-Ed was to the twentieth. TED Talks is the guidebook to this new language, written by the man who made into it a global force.”

    Steven Johnson, New York Times bestselling author

  • “This is an invaluable guide to effective presentations and catnip for all the TED fans out there.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Anderson shares the secrets behind the best TED presentations, believing that anyone can be taught the skills to deliver a compelling speech.”


  • “Narrating all but a small portion of this excellent audio, Chris Anderson provides thoughtful pacing and subtle intensity that are perfect for his discussion of succeeding on a TED stage. With his British accent giving an Old World tone to the production, he sounds intimately connected not just to his well-formed advice but also to the ancient practice of creating impact with the spoken word. Both his delivery and his memorable insights make his guide much richer than a typical how-to manual…Colorful examples of common mistakes and best practices make his meta-message powerful.”


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About the Author

Chris Anderson is the editor in chief of Wired, which he has led to multiple National Magazine Award nominations, as well as winning the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009. In 2009, the magazine was named Magazine of the Decade by the editors of AdWeek. He is the co-founder of 3D Robotics, a fast-growing manufacturer of aerial robots, and DIY Drones. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.