Tag Archives: Chris Anderson

Make your next presentation your best yet

The infographic in this post comes courtesy of the design agency Ghergich & Co. They developed it for Salesforce Canada and invited me to share it with you. The infographic captures some important principles from three experts in the field of … Continue reading

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The TED Secret to Great Public Speaking

My previous two posts centred around TED Curator Chris Anderson. The first was about his reflections on the day that TED might have died; the second was a quote about compelling presentations. I have decided to create a “tricolon” of posts about Chris … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 234) – Chris Anderson

“When I think about compelling presentations, I think about taking an audience on a journey. A successful talk is a little miracle—people see the world differently afterward.” — Chris Anderson Photo courtesy of TED Conference / Flickr

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The Day TED Might Have Died

I recently wrote a post in which I shared an article written by Seth Godin. That article mentioned the (then) upcoming book on TED Talks by TED Curator, Chris Anderson. The book, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, … Continue reading

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Lose the jargon

One of the podcasts that I listen to regularly is The Good Life Project hosted by Jonathan Fields. The Good Life Project is “a global movement that inspires, educates, connects and supports mission-driven individuals in the quest to live better, more engaged, connected … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Ruin a Presentation

I just finished reading a great article in the June 2013 edition of the Harvard Business review by Chris Anderson, the curator of TED. The article, entitled How to Give a Killer Presentation, contains a wealth of insights into how TED … Continue reading

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Analysis of a Speech by William Kamkwamba

Today’s post is about a remarkable young man named William Kamkwamba. William comes from a poor village in Malawi in southeast Africa. Life there is hard. The main source of income is farming. When the rains don’t come, conditions become … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, TED!

Exactly five years ago today, on 27 June 2006, TED made its talks available for free to the world. Since then, TED has posted some pretty amazing on-line statistics: 975 TED Talks on the Internet; 20,000 translations; 500 million video … Continue reading

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Excellent Interview with Chris Anderson of TED

My friend, Jack Vincent, recently posted a link to an excellent interview with the curator of TED, Chris Anderson. Those of you who have been reading this blog for some time will know that I consider TED to be one … Continue reading

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