from the urls we dig up dept
Talking in front of a big audience can be daunting, and there are a few organizations that try to help people get better at this skill (eg. Toastmasters, the Association of Speakers Clubs, POWERtalk, etc). But a great speech doesn’t necessarily have to be delivered in front of a large, live audience, especially now that Youtube/Facebook can reach millions of people (sometimes unintentionally). Practice helps, but good video editing can be pretty important, too.
- Chris Anderson knows a thing or two about what a good TED talk is. The original TED curator has a book on public speaking, and Anderson thinks anyone (who can tell a story to a group of friends at dinner) can become a good speaker. Perhaps Anderson has better dinner guests than average, though. [url]
- A few years ago, The Onion made a classic TED talk parody. Too bad it was made before What Does The Fox Say? went viral, but The Onion had a whole series of TED-like videos, too. [url]
- If you ever want to give a serious talk that appeals to a mass audience, just follow a few simple rules. Any presentation seem more legitimate if there are slides….
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