Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds
By Carmine Gallo
As many of you know, I am a great fan of the TED TALK series and have listened/watched hundreds of them over the last few years. AND my 1st recommended book: Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds covers just that. The author Carmine Gallo, a motivational speaker himself, immersed himself in the TED TALK process and studied all the great speakers and documented their secrets. He shares the “9 Secrets” practiced by the world’s best. Now that fires me up just thinking about what they are.. time to dig in and let’s find out! Gallo also wrote the international best-seller “The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs” … that is an awesome book.
Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. In order to succeed, you need to be able to sell your ideas persuasively. This ability is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking. TED ? which stands for technology, entertainment, and design ? brings together the world’s leading thinkers. These are the presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking.
In his book, Carmine Gallo has broken down hundreds of TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters, as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communications, and neuroscience to reveal the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations. Gallo’s step-by-step method makes it possible for anyone to deliver a presentation that is engaging, persuasive, and memorable.
Carmine Gallo’s top 10 Wall Street Journal Bestseller Talk Like TED will give anyone who is insecure about their public speaking abilities the tools to communicate the ideas that matter most to them, the skill to win over hearts and minds, and the confidence to deliver the talk of their lives.
Friction: Passion Brands in the Age of Disruption
By Jeff Rosenblum
When it comes to sleep & recovery, I’m looking for every single thing I can do to improve my recovery, energy, performance, hormones, vitality, etc. And while I study sleep a lot, I always enjoy reading more about different strategies, tips, tactics one can do to enhance the quality of sleep.
Every industry around the globe is being completely disrupted. Stalwart brands are losing market share to upstarts that capture our collective consciousness. Trillions of dollars are at stake.
Brands know a new approach is needed. But most don’t realize the strategic underpinnings need to change. Great brands are no longer built through interruptive advertisements.
Friction argues that brands don’t simply need clever messages or new, shiny technologies. They need a fundamental change in strategy. Friction provides a system for embracing transparency, engaging audiences, creating evangelists, and unleashing unprecedented growth.
The authors of Friction have worked on some of the industry’s most innovative assignments for the world’s most successful brands. This groundbreaking book reveals how corporations can divorce themselves from legacy business models to create a passion brand. A brand that breaks its addiction to traditional advertising. A brand that empowers its customers. A brand that dominates the competition.