Course preview

TED Masterclass is a video-based course of 4 sections and 11 lessons. Each lesson takes about an hour, and you can progress through the course at your own pace.

Part 1: Identify your ideas

Lesson 1: What are ideas?

You'll learn how to spot the differences between bad ideas, good ideas and great ideas.

Lesson 2: What are your ideas?

You'll engage in a rigorous brainstorm and develop a list of ideas for your talk.

Lesson 3: What's your through-line?

You'll decide which ideas to keep and which ideas to cut.

Part II: Plan your approach

Lesson 4: Craft your talk plan

You'll learn when to script your talk and when to improvise.

Lesson 5: Voice and presence

Learn how to use your voice and body language to enhance the delivery of your talk.

Part III: Develop your talk

Lesson 6: Connection

You'll learn how to connect with audience members (in person and online) as you deliver your talk.

Lesson 7: Storytelling

Learn how to use your voice and body language to enhance the delivery of your talk.

Lesson 8: Explanation

You'll learn how to express complex ideas with clarity.

Lesson 9: Persuasion

You'll learn how to convince others to genuinely consider your point of view.

Lesson 10: Revelation

You'll learn how to reveal your ideas in exciting and engaging ways.

Lesson 11: How to think about visuals

You'll learn how to (and how not to) use visuals to enhance your presentation.

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