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Chris Anderson: The secret to giving a great TED Talk

They make it look so easy, don’t they? Standing up there on that red dot, filling the room with inspiring words that seem to trip off their tongue… TED talks. When done right, TED talks are indeed ideas worth spreading.

But what exactly makes a TED talk so irresistible? Today I am featuring a special video from Chris Anderson. He is the curator for TED since 2002 and has watched hundreds of speakers take the stage. At last he has distilled his best speaking advice into some terrific insights.

It’s perfectly normal to be afraid of public speaking, but when you can overcome your fear and express your ideas with clarity, calm an confidence, you become a messenger for the world.

Enjoy his advice. I certainly did and if you have been longing to give great presentations, what has been your biggest challenge? Let me know in the comments below. I’m here to help.

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Meet Alexa Fischer

Wishbeads founder Alexa Fischer is an actress, teacher, author, and speaker whose work helps people go after their dreams, build their confidence, and break free from fear. It’s time to ignite your light.


Meet the Magnificent Joyce Aimee

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Awkward on Camera? How to Overcome Your Habits

Awkward on Camera? How to Overcome Your Habits

Years ago as an actress filming a shampoo commercial, the director yelled, “Cut!” and then he said to me: “Alexa, can you please stop licking your lips?” Embarrassed, I became suddenly super self-conscious of how I hold my mouth on camera. (And all I could think about...

The Benefits of Healthy Boundaries

The Benefits of Healthy Boundaries

Years ago, I worked with a freelancer who set the most perfect ground rules at the beginning of our relationship: Don’t call - instead, email me, I prefer email. If you email after this time, I won’t respond until that time. And we won’t discuss work on the weekends -...

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