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TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
Author : Chris J. Anderson
Publisher : HarperCollins
Release Date : 2016-05-03
ISBN 10 : 1443443018
Pages : 288 pages
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The inside secrets to giving a first-class presentation from the man who put TED talks on the world’s stage Amid today’s proliferating channels of instant communication, one singular skill has emerged as the most essential way to communicate - a brief, polished, live-audience video talk. Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Chris Anderson has tapped the world’s most brilliant individuals to share their expertise. Anderson discovered early on that the key to getting an audience to sit up and pay attention is to condense a presentation into 18 minutes or less, and to heighten its impact with a powerful narrative. In other words, to tell a terrific story. TED Talks is chock full of personal presentation suggestions from such TED notables as Sir Ken Robinson, Mary Roach, Amy Cuddy , Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dan Gilbert Matt Ridley, and dozens more - everything from how to distill your speech’s content to what you should wear on stage. This is lively, fun read with great practical application from the man who knows what goes into a great speech. In TED Talks, Anderson pulls back the TED curtain for anyone who wants to learn from the world’s best on how to prepare a top-notch presentation.

Daring Greatly
Author : Brené Brown
Publisher : Penguin UK
Release Date : 2013-01-17
ISBN 10 : 0670923532
Pages : 304 pages
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**Now on Netflix as The Call to Courage** Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. In a powerful new vision Dr Brené Brown challenges everything we think we know about vulnerability, and dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that, in truth, vulnerability is strength and when we shut ourselves off from vulnerability - from revealing our true selves - we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across every area of our lives including home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.

How to give a world-class presentation—based on the wildly popular TED Talks The only TED Talks-based guide available showing business professionals how to give the presentation of their lives A nonprofit dedicated to Ideas Worth Sharing, TED Talks began as a challenge to leaders in technology, entertainment, and design to give the “talk of their lives.” The organization has since gone global and contains more than 14,000 videos on nearly every topic imaginable.How to Deliver a TED Talk is a step-by-step guide showing business professionals how to deliver a TED Talk by carefully selecting their topic, crafting their narrative, mastering their delivery, and refining their design.The more than 14,000 talks on the TED website have been viewed more than one billion times Originally self-published in 2012, this book immediately hit #1 on Amazon and has consistently ranked no less than #5; this is an expanded edition of the original Donovan is the founder and lead organizer of TEDxMillRiver, a sold-out TEDx event in Stamford, CT

The Art of Stillness
Author : Pico Iyer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2014-11-04
ISBN 10 : 1476784736
Pages : 96 pages
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A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why might a lifelong traveler like Pico Iyer, who has journeyed from Easter Island to Ethiopia, Cuba to Kathmandu, think that sitting quietly in a room might be the ultimate adventure? Because in our madly accelerating world, our lives are crowded, chaotic and noisy. There’s never been a greater need to slow down, tune out and give ourselves permission to be still. In The Art of Stillness—a TED Books release—Iyer investigate the lives of people who have made a life seeking stillness: from Matthieu Ricard, a Frenchman with a PhD in molecular biology who left a promising scientific career to become a Tibetan monk, to revered singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who traded the pleasures of the senses for several years of living the near-silent life of meditation as a Zen monk. Iyer also draws on his own experiences as a travel writer to explore why advances in technology are making us more likely to retreat. He reflects that this is perhaps the reason why many people—even those with no religious commitment—seem to be turning to yoga, or meditation, or seeking silent retreats. These aren't New Age fads so much as ways to rediscover the wisdom of an earlier age. Growing trends like observing an “Internet Sabbath”—turning off online connections from Friday night to Monday morning—highlight how increasingly desperate many of us are to unplug and bring stillness into our lives. The Art of Stillness paints a picture of why so many—from Marcel Proust to Mahatma Gandhi to Emily Dickinson—have found richness in stillness. Ultimately, Iyer shows that, in this age of constant movement and connectedness, perhaps staying in one place is a more exciting prospect, and a greater necessity than ever before. In 2013, Pico Iyer gave a blockbuster TED Talk. This lyrical and inspiring book expands on a new idea, offering a way forward for all those feeling affected by the frenetic pace of our modern world.

Talk Like TED
Author : Carmine Gallo
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release Date : 2014-03-04
ISBN 10 : 1466837276
Pages : 288 pages
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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. The opinions expressed by Carmine Gallo in TALK LIKE TED are his own. His book is not endorsed, sponsored or authorized by TED Conferences, LLC or its affiliates.

The Paradox of Choice
Author : Barry Schwartz
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2009-10-13
ISBN 10 : 9780061748998
Pages : 304 pages
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Whether we're buying a pair of jeans, ordering a cup of coffee, selecting a long-distance carrier, applying to college, choosing a doctor, or setting up a 401(k), everyday decisions—both big and small—have become increasingly complex due to the overwhelming abundance of choice with which we are presented. As Americans, we assume that more choice means better options and greater satisfaction. But beware of excessive choice: choice overload can make you question the decisions you make before you even make them, it can set you up for unrealistically high expectations, and it can make you blame yourself for any and all failures. In the long run, this can lead to decision-making paralysis, anxiety, and perpetual stress. And, in a culture that tells us that there is no excuse for falling short of perfection when your options are limitless, too much choice can lead to clinical depression. In The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz explains at what point choice—the hallmark of individual freedom and self-determination that we so cherish—becomes detrimental to our psychological and emotional well-being. In accessible, engaging, and anecdotal prose, Schwartz shows how the dramatic explosion in choice—from the mundane to the profound challenges of balancing career, family, and individual needs—has paradoxically become a problem instead of a solution. Schwartz also shows how our obsession with choice encourages us to seek that which makes us feel worse. By synthesizing current research in the social sciences, Schwartz makes the counter intuitive case that eliminating choices can greatly reduce the stress, anxiety, and busyness of our lives. He offers eleven practical steps on how to limit choices to a manageable number, have the discipline to focus on those that are important and ignore the rest, and ultimately derive greater satisfaction from the choices you have to make.

Great TED Talks: Creativity
Author : Tom May
Publisher : Portico
Release Date : 2021-06-10
ISBN 10 : 9781911622604
Pages : 192 pages
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This unofficial compilation reviews the 100 best TED talks about creativity from great minds worldwide. With quirky graphics and memorable quotes, Great TED Talks: Creativity will inspire your thinking, open your mind to new perspectives and ignite your passion for creativity. Learn how to keep your focus from masters such as Google engineer Matt Cutts and advertising legend Rory Sutherland. Be open to new ways of thinking, and discover what author Elizabeth Gilbert and musician Sting do when they have a creative block. Find inspiration in unusual places, and learn how to get 'Aha!' moments with Blue Man Group cofounder Matt Goldman. Encounter new ways to work with others, including entrepreneur Chip Conley’s tips on bridging the generation gap within your team and artist Marina Abramović’s advice on collaborating with your audience. There are thousands of TED talks to navigate—this book curates the most inspiring and provides a commentary on the top 100 ways to boost your inventiveness, find new avenues to explore, and overcome creative blocks to unleash your full potential.

Great TED Talks: Leadership
Author : Harriet Minter
Publisher : Portable Press
Release Date : 2020-05-05
ISBN 10 : 9781645172178
Pages : 192 pages
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The words of 100 prominent TED Conference speakers will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. In 2006, TED Talks became accessible online, and have since been viewed more than a billion times by people across the world. Great TED Talks: Leadership highlights the words of 100 TED Conference speakers and discusses how their ideas can be applied to your own life. Whether you’re a leader of a business group or the organizer of a small social club, the advice in this book will help you visualize and achieve your goals. Included in each section are URLs directing readers to the TED website so they can watch the original videos in their entirety.

The Year of Living Biblically
Author : A. J. Jacobs
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2008-09-09
ISBN 10 : 0743291484
Pages : 388 pages
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Documents the author's quest to live one year in literal compliance with biblical rules, from being fruitful and multiplying to growing a beard and avoiding mixed-fiber clothing.

Dante's Divine Comedy
Author : Harold Bloom,Dante Alighieri
Publisher : Chelsea House Pub
Release Date : 1987
ISBN 10 : 9780877549086
Pages : 175 pages
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A collection of nine critical essays on Dante's epic poem arranged in chronological order of publication.

How to Raise an Adult
Author : Julie Lythcott-Haims
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release Date : 2015-06-09
ISBN 10 : 1627791787
Pages : 368 pages
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New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Quiet
Author : Susan Cain
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release Date : 2013
ISBN 10 : 0307352153
Pages : 352 pages
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Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.