a speaking engagement is important enough to travel for, it's
important enough to arrive the day before.There
are always unexpected challenges that can arise when you have an
event planned, and throwing in air travel only multiples them. When
you fly in the day before you give yourself the options and
flexibility you need to deal with unforeseen
Post Tip Discussion: A Review of Carmine Gallo's "Talk Like
TED -- The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds"
In this episode, I discuss the nature of a TED Talk, the themes
in Carmine Gallo's
book, and the most important take-aways that I found as I read
it.(Hint: it's his secret number 8, "Paint a Mental
Picture with Multisensory Experiences.")
The Home for TED Talks is TED.com.You can
find the 25
most viewed TED Talks here.
After I recorded the episode, I did a little more research and
found out the J Peterman
company parodied in Seinfeld is actually a real catalog
company.That's my big surprise of the week.
You can find them here on
the web and check out their product descriptions. They might not be
quite as epic as the ones Elaine dealt with, but they're
I briefly reference Spoon Theory when talking about energy levels.
You can read more about this valuable metaphor here in Wikipedia,
and you can
read the original story at ButYouDontLookSick.com
Call to Action
Check out the TED talks on line, find a favorite, and then pay
attention to how the speaker tells their story.
Check out Carmine Gallo's book. What do you think of
Comment on this article and let us know what your favorite TED Talk
is and why.Also, if you've read Gallo's book,
what do you think about it?
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