Inspiring communicators stick to these THREE types of STORIES

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the 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 are stories about other people who haveContinue reading “Inspiring communicators stick to these THREE types of STORIES”

The essence of AUTHENTIC HAPPINESS

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “Authentic happiness can only come from the long-term cultivation of wisdom, altruism, and compassion, and from the complete eradication of mental toxins, such as hatred, grasping, and ignorance.”

Great presenters are COURAGEOUS, this is why

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “It takes courage to reduce the number of the slides in a presentation. It takes courage to speak for 18 minutes instead of rambling on for much longer. Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Rationale behind the “18 minute rule” of great presentations

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 why “Just Being Yourself” helps

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 “This is why “Just Being Yourself” helps”

Did you know this SCIENTIFIC truth about PASSION?

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 “Did you know this SCIENTIFIC truth about PASSION?”

For any great presentation, powerpoint is just the medium , STORY comes FIRST

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 “For any great presentation, powerpoint is just the medium , STORY comes FIRST”

This is what happens when we get inspired by a sense of purpose

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds. Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. DormantContinue reading “This is what happens when we get inspired by a sense of purpose”

The best TED presenters tell one of these three stories

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the 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 are stories about other people who haveContinue reading “The best TED presenters tell one of these three stories”

The golden rule of great presentations

Adopted from the following great insight shared by Carmine Gallo from the book Talk Like Ted “It takes courage to reduce the number of the slides in a presentation. It takes courage to speak for 18 minutes instead of rambling on for much longer. Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”