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8 TED Talks to Make You A Presentation Pro

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8 TED Talks to 10x Your Presentation Skills

Watching TED talks is like a 2-for-1 learning deal. You get their insights AND you get to see them in action at the same time.

With every talk, you internalize valuable lessons on presence, persuasion, and captivating an audience – straight from the pros who knock it out of the park every time (with the added bonus of doing it from your couch).

Here are 8 of my favourite TED talks that will help you 10x your presentation skills:

#1 How to speak so that people want to listen

By Julian Treasure

→ Watch to understand the 7 Deadly Sins of Speaking

#2 TED's secret to great public speaking

By Chris Anderson

→ Watch to internalize the most important goal of a speaker.

#3 How your brain responds to stories, and why they’re crucial for leaders

By Karen Eber

→ Watch to perfect your storytelling.

#4 How to build and rebuild trust

By Frances Frei

→ Watch to lay the foundation for getting your message across.

#5 The surprising secret to speaking with confidence

By Caroline Goyder

→ Watch to understand the impact of your voice.

#6 You are contagious

By Vanessa Van Edwards

→ Watch to become highly charismatic.

#7 Speak Like a Leader

By Simon Lancaster

→ Watch to learn about the secret language of leadership.

#8 Your body language may shape who you are

By Amy Cuddy

→ Watch to become intentional about your body language.

Apply their teachings diligently, and you’ll be well on your way to 10xing your presentation skills.


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We are all FOMO sapiens

Ever felt FOMO? Meet the man who coined the term. Back in 2004, Patrick McGinnis coined an acronym that would become a global phenomenon – FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). On this week's episode of "Speak Like a CEO", the international venture capitalist and startup coach shares the origin story of FOMO and its lesser-known cousin, FOBO (Fear of a Better Option).

We delve into how understanding these concepts can help us make better decisions in the age of AI, and whether startup founders should strategically use FOMO when pitching investors. Patrick also sheds light on the intriguing phenomenon of FOLS (Fear of Looking Stupid) among investors, the role of speed in investing, and his take on whether we should all embrace our inner 10% entrepreneurs.

With two best-selling books, "Fear of Missing Out" and "The 10% Entrepreneur," and a hit podcast, "FOMO Sapiens," under his belt, Patrick is the perfect guide to navigate the modern world of FOMO and decision-making. Don't miss this insightful conversation!

Listen on Spotify and Apple:


Pitch S.T.R.O.N.G.

When it comes to delivering a winning pitch, Oren Klaff is in a league of his own. Over the past 13 years, this pitching maestro has raised over $400 million using his secret method. In his book, Pitch Anything, he reveals his formula to help you pitch anything successfully.

Whether you're selling ideas to investors, landing new clients, or negotiating a raise, Klaff's "STRONG" method will transform how you position your ideas. By applying the latest neuroeconomics findings, this game-changing approach keeps you in complete control throughout the pitch process.

Setting the Frame

Telling the Story

Revealing the Intrigue

Offering the Prize

Nailing the Hookpoint

Getting a Decision

One truly great pitch can catapult your career, make you millions, and even change your life. As Klaff says, "Better method, more money. Much better method, much more money." And his method is among the best in the business.

Have an inspired weekend!



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