Talk like TED in a Day! (25 January 2017)
Talk like TED in a Day! (25 January 2017)

Talk like TED in a Day! (25 January 2017)

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British Dental Association

64 Wimpole St



United Kingdom

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Talk like TED in a day!

A workshop structured around the iconic TED Talks, the gold standard for public speaking. Learn a step-by-step method to inspire and motivate your audience over the course of a day. Master the art of storytelling, learn to paint strong visual imagery and understand how to get your audience behind your ideas, no matter how audacious or complex they seem. A fun and challenging masterclass for those who need to shock, wow and captivate!

Learning objectives

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand what an audience needs from you
  • Engage and inspire a team to perform
  • Understand your personal style and how to utilise it
  • Show passion in your delivery as well as clear insight to your subject
  • Combat nerves, speak up and get your ideas heard
  • Learn how to express yourself by standing out and impressing your audience
  • Analyse the difference between communication that sticks, and information that gets forgotten
  • Deliver a persuasive and memorable TED style presentation from a clear nine-step method

Ultimately, this workshop will provide you with a toolbox to deliver compelling and influential messages to the people you need to motivate.


Managers at all levels, technical specialists, team leaders and graduates have all benefited from this tried-and-tested programme.


This one-day workshop focuses on analysing performance techniques and developing presenting skills, for any face-to-face communication, whether you are presenting to a large group, a team meeting or just a one-on-one conversation. It is a challenging yet rewarding day which participants say is hugely enjoyable! To allow sufficient time for all participants to get the benefit of one-to-one feedback from Susie on their presentations, we restrict the group size to 8 each time.



1 What’s it all about?

  • Exercise: Audience reaction in three words…
  • Introduction to the spoken word
  • Understanding the needs of the listener
  • The currency of ideas
  • Outlining your intention

2 Finding the story in complex content

    • Motivating activity
    • Analysing memorable messages
    • How do you add value to your content?
    • Exercise: The Six Principles of Sticky Ideas (Dan and Chip Heath)
    • How do you teach something new?

    3 Delivering jaw-dropping moments

    • Systematic creativity
    • How to effectively use statistics and data
    • Deliver an emotionally charged experience
    • Tactics that get results
    • The ‘urban legends’ concept – what makes stories unforgettable? How elements of the unexpected take content from ordinary to extraordinary.
    • Exercises:
    • The Toolbox: Hands, Volume, Pausing, Eye Contact, Expression
    • Energy levels. What percentage are you at?
    • What type of communicator are you?
    • Which TED speakers are the most inspirational?

    4 Combatting anxiety

      • How to answer difficult questions
      • Identifying challenging situations
      • Controlling nervous energy

      5 Making it personal

      • Creating impact
      • Analogies and metaphors
      • Lighten up!!
      • Keeping it simple
      • Pictures and props
      • Make an emotional investment
      • Exercise: Personal anecdotes and memories
      • The 9 steps to a TED Talk, including:
      • Find the emotion
      • Is it novel?
      • Make it memorable

      6 Action planning

      • Exercise: Identify specific actions to enhance your presentation style
      • Exercise: Personal action planning

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      64 Wimpole St


      W1G 8YS

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