What We Can Learn From TED
As I’m sure many of you know, I’m a big fan of TED Talks. The lessons that we can learn from watching short presentations by some of the world’s greatest minds can have a major impact on our performance as efficiency sales professionals. While many of the TED Talks are not directly related to business or sales, the concepts and ideas presented in those talks can still be applied to our lives and our work. And when it comes to presentation techniques, there’s no better resource for watching motivational and persuasive speakers in action!
I found a fantastic piece today on the HBR blog that analyzes exactly what makes TED presentations so effective. Carmine Gallo, author of Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds, shares three of the most common presentation techniques used by TED speakers and how those techniques make for persuasive and memorable presentations. I highly recommend reading this short article: