O'Reilly logo

How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new edition, with a foreword by Richard St. John and an afterword by Simon Sinek by Jeremey Donovan

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

CHAPTER 1

Choosing an Idea Worth Spreading

TIP 1: Everybody has an idea worth spreading.

After watching a TED Talk, most people feel at least two emotions. The first comes from the angel on your right shoulder whispering softly, “You can do anything. You can be anything. Go change the world.” It makes you tingle with a sense of exhilaration about how your life and the lives of the people around you will change as you apply this newfound knowledge. The second emotion comes from the devil on your left shoulder who sows self-doubt by screaming, “You will never be able to give a talk like that! You don’t even have a good idea, let alone a great idea. The only thing you have spent 10,000 hours over 10 years learning is how to watch television. You ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required