TED Talk: You Can Deliver a TED Talk Quality Presentation

Would you like to be invited to speak at TED? Beyond having great ideas, you must deliver a speech like a pro.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 6.5 hours
  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

Imagine yourself speaking at the global TED Talks conference in front of millions of viewers. Or imagine that every time you speak, audience members come up to you and say "your speech is so good, you should deliver a TED Talk."

TED has become the gold standard of speakers and thinkers around the globe. If you'd like to speak at TED you need to know how to deliver captivating ideas in a provocative manner. It's not enough to have the research or to just be "smart." TED demands excellence in the substance and style of your presentation. This course will teach you how to prepare a speech that will meet the standards of TED. The course will take a couple of hours to cover, though it may take a lifetime to come up with ideas important enough for the demanding TED audience. Giving a great TED speech can catapult someone's career to a whole new level. Being a consistently great speaker can help everyone's career. This course will take you several hours if you prepare a new speech.

Course updated on July 20, 2015

There is a 100% Money-Back Guarantee for this course. And the instructor also provides an enhanced guarantee.

TJ Walker has more than 100,000 course enrollments from more than 14,000 online students around the globe.

What are the requirements?

  • Ideas Worth Spreading
  • Willingness to video record your presentations and watch them
  • Video camera (on cell phone, webcam, or any other video recording device)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To Help Students Prepare a TED Speech
  • To Teach Students How to deliver a TED-Quality Speech Anywhere
  • To Improve Public Speaking Skills
  • To transform competent speakers into inspirational presenters

What is the target audience?

  • Thought leaders
  • Academics
  • CEOs
  • Public Intellectuals
  • Activists
  • Authors

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Before We Start, Here is How to Get the Most Out of This Course
Before We Start, Here is the #1 Tip to Improving Your Communication Skills
Preview
00:59
Please Introduce Yourself
Article
Who is TJ Walker?
02:52
If You Like to Learn by Reading
01:09
$10,000 Guarantee This Course Will Make You a Better Communicator
02:02
Your Questions Will Be Answered Here, In Video
01:25
7 Steps For Getting the Most Out of this Course
Article
Section 2: What Is Special About a TED Talk
03:34

Homework

1. Who are your favorite TED Speakers?

2. Why do you want to speak at TED?

3. Why does the world need to hear your message?

06:03

Homework

1. What is your idea that is worth spreading?

2. Why do you care about this idea?

3. Have you devoted a substantial part of your life to this idea?

04:23

Homework

Write down three stories that illustrate several of your key points. Be specific: relive actual conversations you've had with real people about real problems in real places with actual dialogue. Share how you felt.

03:39

Homework

Create three separate visuals for three key points in your presentations. Don't use text. Instead use a photo, image or simple chart.

Section 3: Becoming a World Class Speaker
10:59

Homework

Practice your speech by speaking out loud. Make sure yuor presentation is less than 18 minutes.

11:48

Homework

Practice your presentation on video. Watch the video and critique yourself. Be sure to note what you like as well as what you don't like, on every aspect of style and substance.

07:44

Homework

Now comes the hard part. You must practice your speech on video (repeatedly). Watch it. Critique it. And then do it over and over until you love your speech. This is the most important part of this course. If you aren't willing to practice AND watch yourself repeately and make small improvements each time, then this course will not be of any help to you.

04:24

Homework

Watch any 10 speakers at TED.com. Critique what you like and don't liek about each speaker.

01:18

Applicaton process at http://www.ted.com/nominate/speaker

Get a respected colelague to nominate you, but only after you are convinced you have a video of yourself presenting a TED-quality speech.

You Must Ask for Criticism
01:23
Section 4: Bonus Reading
Secret to Foolproof Presentations
208 pages
Public Speaking Success
31 pages
1001 Ways to Wow Speaking Audiences
72 pages
Section 5: Questions from Students with Video Response from TJ
Other tips on applying to TED
02:14
Best Story Structure?
02:48

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Instructor Biography

TJ Walker, Public Speaking and Media Training Expert

TJ Walker is the founder of Media Training Worldwide and has been conducting public speaking training workshops and seminars since 1984. Walker has trained Presidents of countries, Prime Ministers, Nobel Peace Prize winners, Super Bowl winners, US Senators, Miss Universes and Members of Parliament .

Walker has more than 100,000 online course enrollments and more than 16,000 online students.

His book, "Secret to Foolproof Presentations" was a USA Today # 1 Bestseller, as well as a Wall Street Journal, and Business Week Bestseller.

Walker is also the author of "Media Training AZ" and "Media Training Success."

Currently, Walker is the host of the #1 rated daily TV/Radio/Podcast show devoted exclusively to public speaking and media training (Syndicated on iTunes, YouTube, Daily Motion, Vimeo, Flickr and Facebook) "Speaking with TJ Walker" is heard and viewed seven days a week around the world.

In 2009, Walker set the Guinness Book of World Records for Most Talk Radio Appearances ever in a 24 hour period.

Walker has also served as a former President of the National Speakers Association, New York City.

Walker was a merit scholar at Duke University where he graduated magna cum laude.

What others say:

“TJ Walker's single-minded devotion to presentation has made him the #1 expert for executives seeking guidance on speaking to the public and media." Bob Bowdon, Anchor/Reporter, Bloomberg Television

“TJ Walker is the leading media trainer in the world." Stu Miller, Viacom News Producer

(TJ Walker's Media Training Worldwide) “The world's leading presentation and media training firm." Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Channel Anchor

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