HowTo: Give great talks

TED is a wonderful site that I have discovered recently–I heard two great talks from their site, which, I linked here and here. There is a TED blog too. In one of their blog posts, Bruno Giussani links to a talk by Steve Jobs, and a deconstruction of it in Businessweek.com. For our benefit, there is a cheat sheet too in the post:

1) Build up the presentation to something unexpected;

2) Stick to one theme per slide, and make them visually attractive;

3) Vary the speed and tone at which you speak to electrify the audience;

4) Three things are absolutely key: rehearse, rehearse, rehearse; and,

5) If you’re passionate about the idea or the product, show it.

Take a look; while at it, why not register at TED and add their blog to your feed fetcher and blogroll. Have fun!

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