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What You'll Learn

Structure any talk in order to create a compelling narrative
Start your talk powerfully and get your audience on board from the get go
Translate financial jargon into easy-to-comprehend language
Rehearse successfully in order to banish stage fright for good

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Apply breakthrough insights from today’s leading thinkers to your social enterprise.

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Learn tried and true methods to amplify your impact from the best in the business.

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"

Chris doesn't waste a syllable. He shares his insights, based on a monumental amount of experience, with great clarity. I've been looking for information like this for a long, long time. So grateful to have finally found it."

Nini

Course Syllabus

01

THE KEY ELEMENTS OF POWERFUL SPEAKING

Video: Welcome Message from Chris Anderson

Activity: Introduce Yourself to the Course Community

Video: What All Great Talks Have in Common

Resource: Find Your Powerful Idea

Video: The 4 Types of Talks to Avoid

Quiz: Diagnose What Went Wrong With These Talks

Video: How to Structure a Successful Talk

Video: Resource: Craft Your Throughline

02

5 TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL TALKS

Video: The Tool of Connection

Video: The Tool of Narration

Video: The Tool of Explanation

Video: The Tool of Persuasion

Video: The Tool of Revelation

Resource: Outline Your Talk

03

HOW TO BANISH YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING

Video: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

Video: How Monica Lewinsky Overcame Her Fear of Public Speaking

Video: How to Rehearse Your Talk

Video: How to Use Visuals With Your Talk

Video: Start Your Talk So That People Pay Attention

Video: End Your Talk Powerfully

Resource: Plan the Beginning and Ending of Your Talk

Activity: Practice and Share Your Talk

04

WHY PUBLIC SPEAKING MATTERS MORE THAN EVER

Video: Why Public Speaking Matters More Than Ever

Parting Advice from Chris

Course Description

In this course, you’ll get behind-the-scenes with the head of TED, Chris Andersen, to learn how to use public speaking to share powerful ideas. Chris will walk you through real life examples of TED Talks that worked and also share firsthand stories of mistakes to avoid. Whether you are an entrepreneur pitching a company, a nonprofit professional making a fundraising request, or teacher looking to captivate your students, this course will help you become a powerful public speaker capable of leaving a lasting impression.

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About the Instructor

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is the curator of TED and recent bestselling author of TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Trained as a journalist, Anderson launched more than 100 successful magazines and websites before turning his attention to TED. His TED mantra – “Ideas worth spreading”– continues to blossom on an international scale.
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