Are you ready to “Talk Like TED”?

Written by
Lauren
on April 10, 2015
[social_warfare]

Carmine Gallo knows communication like da Vinci knew smiles, like Godiva knows chocolate, or like Audrey Hepburn knew style. His new book is one I think lots of you would like, but it may not be for everyone. I designed this quiz to help determine whether or not you would like it. (You can thank me later!) So, here goes:

1. Do you think John Williams can compose a memorable film score?

2. Does the Pioneer Woman know anything about comfort food?

3. Has C.S. Lewis, Tim Keller, or Sinclair Ferguson ever provoked a deep thought about theology?

4. Does Peter Jackson know how to film epic movies in New Zealand?

5. Did Steve Jobs know anything about computers?

Bonus Question: Did Kermit know anything about rainbow connections?

If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, and if you talk to anyone, about anything, ever … you will love this book!

talk like ted cover

Each of these people – Jim Henson, the brains behind Kermit, included – is (or was) fluent in the language of their craft. (Spoiler alert: That’s why I included them in the quiz – not because they are all mentioned in the book!) But with skill worthy of these, Gallo condenses the art and science of public speaking into an easy-to-read manual called “Talk Like TED.” It’s not just a great guide, it’s a great read. Gallo practices what he preaches, and that’s why this has earned a spot among the favorites on my shelf.

Never heard of TED? Do yourself a favor. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, and give yourself 20 minutes to watch one of the most popular TED talks of all time:

 

So, what do you think? Have I convinced you to add this to your collection of favorites?! 🙂

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