This explains the rationale behind the “18 minute rule” for TED Talks

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “The 18-minute rule isn’t simply a good exercise to learn discipline. It’s critical to avoid overloading your audience. Remember, constrained presentations require more creativity.”

This is the first and most important step for creating a compelling presentation

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like TED “What’s the first thing you should do when creating a PowerPoint presentation? If you’re like many people you’ll say, “Open PowerPoint.” Wrong answer. You should plan the story first. Just as a movie director storyboards the scenes before heContinue reading “This is the first and most important step for creating a compelling presentation”

Just “be yourself” to realize these benefits in life

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “It’s just about being you and being cool with that. And I think when you’re authentic, you end up following your heart, and you put yourself in places and situations and conversations that you love and that you enjoy.Continue reading “Just “be yourself” to realize these benefits in life”

Are you aware that passion is contagious?Read this to know more

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “Science shows that passion is contagious, literally. You cannot inspire others unless you are inspired yourself. You stand a much greater chance of persuading and inspiring your listeners if you express an enthusiastic, passionate, and meaningful connection to yourContinue reading “Are you aware that passion is contagious?Read this to know more”

This is why the “18 minute rule” of presentations help

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on presentation skills and storytelling tips.. The following insight is about the 18 minute rule of TED presentations and highlights the benefits of sticking to this regime.. “The 18-minute rule isn’t simply a good exercise to learn discipline. It’s critical to avoid overloading your audience.Continue reading “This is why the “18 minute rule” of presentations help”

All inspiring presenters stick to these THREE types of stories

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on presentation skills and storytelling tips from his book TALK LIKE TED.. Inspiring communicators and the best TED presenters stick to one of three types of stories. The first are personal stories that relate directly to the theme of the conversation or presentation Second areContinue reading “All inspiring presenters stick to these THREE types of stories”

The Power of Storytelling encompasses all spheres of life

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on presentation skills and storytelling tips from his book TALK LIKE TED..This shows the power of storytelling in all spheres of our lives During a job interview, tell a personal story about your success managing a team or executing a difficult project. In a newContinue reading “The Power of Storytelling encompasses all spheres of life”

Best tip to concisely express our ideas

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on presentation skills and storytelling tips in TALK Like TED.. “If you can’t explain your big idea in 140 characters or less, keep working on your message. The discipline brings clarity to your presentation and helps your audience recall the one big idea you’re tryingContinue reading “Best tip to concisely express our ideas”

“Follow your heart and intuition” is what Steve Jobs inspired all of us with

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on the iconic quote of Steve Jobs which is evergreen in all our hearts and minds.. “Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking,” Jobs told the graduates. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your ownContinue reading ““Follow your heart and intuition” is what Steve Jobs inspired all of us with”

Any presentation with overuse of bullet points eventually sinks , this is why

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo on presentation skills and storytelling tips.. “New research into cognitive functioning—how the brain works—proves that bullet points are the least effective way to deliver important information. Neuro-scientists are finding that what passes as a typical presentation is usually the worst way to engage your audience.”