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Hosted by Head of TED Chris Anderson, the TED Masterclass course consists of 3 sections and 11 lessons. Each lesson takes about an hour to complete. Participants can progress through the course at your own pace.

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An introduction from the Head of TED, Chris Anderson.

Part 1: Identify your ideas


1: What are ideas?

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


2: What are your ideas?

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


3: What's your through-line?

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

Part 2: Plan your approach


4: Craft your talk plan

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


5: Voice and presence

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

Part 3: Plan your approach


6: Connection

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


7: Storytelling

Learn the ways the ancient art of storytelling can shape your delivery.


8: Explanation

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


9: Persuasion

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


10: Revelation

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


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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