HOW TO GIVE A GREAT TED TALK

Here's my advice and some tips for giving a superb TED Lecture... You'll have to see if I followed my own advice in the video below...

1) TIMING

Time yourself before the event if you can (with pauses for rapturous applause and uncontrollable laughter)- because often, at TED events they have a timer and will stop you after 18 minutes.

2) AUDIENCE

If you can ask the organisers to mic the audience, that'd be great, then the video of you speaking won't seem quiet when they're actually laughing - like mine below.

3) STRUCTURE

Tell the audience right at the start what you're going to say, then say it, then sum up what you said at the end

4) AVOID DEATH BY POWERPOINT

Don't have more than five words on any of your main slides

5) YOUR BREATHING

Be conscious of your breathing when you go on, so you slow it down and become centred

6) SMILE

Smile when you go on the stage... It'll make you feel better and your audience relax.

All just my opinion of course! Wishing you a great talk...I'm sure you'll shine!

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