If you're a speaker trying to capture and hold the fleeting attention of your audience, commonplace is your mortal enemy. Clichés cause your message to lose it’s meaning, and when your message doesn’t mean anything your audience will stop listening. And, if your audience isn’t listening, what’s the point?
We are excited to announce the creation of the new TED-Ed Educator Hub, a community that brings passionate educators together to share how they are sparking curiosity, championing ideas, and pushing the status quo.
Here at TED, we firmly believe that getting good feedback is critical in the development of an effective presentation. A common mistake is getting feedback just in the final phase of developing a Talk, when you have a fully fleshed presentation to share.
We tend to craft our communication around our own opinions about what’s important, when in fact we should prioritize conveying meaning to our audience.
The team behind TED Masterclass has heard one piece of feedback from users above all others. It goes something like this: “I hate typing on my phone”. This is why we're very pleased to announce that TED Masterclass is now available as a web app, adapted for users to enjoy on their laptops and desktops.
The ability to effectively communicate, while once considered a “soft skill,” is now recognized as an essential skill needed to succeed in any field. This is where TED Masterclass for Business comes in.
Leaving nothing to chance, great presenters prove quite methodical as they prepare. Here’s a checklist for everything you need to keep in mind before your next presentation.
Do you have a big presentation coming up for work? Are you just looking to learn a new skill? You don’t have to be a naturally charismatic orator to tell compelling stories, but a few tips can go a long way to help you share your ideas in the most engaging way possible.
When giving presentations, either on a video conference call or in person, your slides, videos and graphics (or lack of them) can be an important element in helping you tell your story or express your idea. This is the first of a series of blog posts that will give you tips and tricks on how to perfect your visual presentations.
Getting useful feedback can be a critical step in developing an effective presentation - it can also be harder to find than you might expect…
While the TED Masterclass course is based on Chris Anderson’s TED Talks book, there are some key benefits to the course that makes your learning experience more hands on.