Behavioral Science

8 Ted Talks That Teach Public Speaking (INFOGRAPHIC)

by . January 13th, 2015

Few things can inspire potential investors and employees quite like a well-delivered speech. Unfortunately, most of us are terrible at them. Here’s how to cope.

Whether it’s because of fear or some hard-to-displace quirk of personality, many entreps — heck, most people — dread the idea of having to address a crowd in the flesh. It’s one of the most common fears there is. Reaching out to thousands or even millions might  not be the biggest deal for most of us, but talking to a much smaller group of people that’s physically right in front of you can be intimidating.

Fortunately, some of the best public speakers on the TED circuit have a ton of ideas to spare.

Ted Talks Talking Tips

 Via SNI


1.)  Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks

 2.) Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

3.) Hans Rosling: The best stats you’ve ever seen

4.) David S. Rose: How to pitch to a VC


5.) Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

 6.) Carmen Agra Deedy: Once upon a time, my mother …

7.) Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are


8.) Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

What other public speaking ideas can you share? Comment below!



Arthur Piccio manages YouTheEntrepreneur and has managed content for major players in the online printing industry. He was previously BizSugar's contributor of the week. His work has appeared multiple times on The New York Times' You're the Boss Small Business Blog. He enjoys guitar maintenance and reading up on history and psychology in his spare time.