8 Ted Talks That Teach Public Speaking



You can use TED Talks to improve your public speaking. From body language to keeping the audience’s attention there’s a vast amount they can teach you by watching the speakers.

(This post is a follow-up of this infographic, and contains the TED videos referenced in that image.)

1. Follow the path of influential speeches

Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks.

2. Use the tools in your vocal toolbox

Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

3. Be engaged


Hans Rosling: The best stats you’ve ever seen

4. Keep their attention


David S. Rose: How to pitch to a VC

5. “The Golden Circle”


Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

6. Connect with the audience


Carmen Agra Deedy: Once upon a time, my mother …

7. Body language


Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

8. Break the ice


Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright


Photo by Ekta Parishad (Ekta Parishad) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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