Talk Like TED - The 1 Day Workshop

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The Hellenic Centre

16-18 Paddington Street




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TALK LIKE TED - The 1 Day Workshop for Ideas Worth Spreading

A workshop structured around the iconic TED Talks, the gold standard for public speaking.

"TED talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking around the world. TED and associated Tedx conferences are held in more than 130 countries and are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. These are presentations that set the world on fire, and the techniques that top TED speakers use are the same ones that will make any presentation more dynamic, fire up any team, and give anyone the confidence to overcome their fear of public speaking."

Carmine Gallo

This workshop explains how the phenomenon of powerful public speaking is achieved, and provides you with a toolbox you to give it your best shot. Follow a simple formula regardless of how dry or complicated your content. This day will encourgae you to give the talk that only you can give, brush off the nerves and anxiety and get your audience hanging off your every word. A fun and challenging masterclass for those who need to persuade, impress and captivate.

This workshop is strictly limited to 12 places so that the trainer is able to give each delegate individual attention throughout the day.

Talk Like TED includes a light lunch and refreshments

Registration is from 9am for a prompt 9.30am start

Learning objectives:

-Understand what an audience needs from you
-Increase Vocal Impact and body language
-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 impacting 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 people you need to motivate and engage with


Managers, directors and team leaders have all benefited from this tried-and-tested programme.

Outline of the day:

1. Engage:

Activity One: Make it Memorable

Understand that it's not what you say, it's how you say it
Vocal techniques for dynamic speaking with a focus on a warm, authoritative delivery
Demonstrate body language that expresses authenticity and impact to your audience

Talk: Aimee Mullins: My 12 Pairs of Legs

Theory: Merhabian's Theory of Communication and The Chimp Paradox

Exercise: "Just a Minute" + Group discussion and demonstrations

2. Create

Activity Two: Make it Novel

Make detailed and technical information accessible and unforgettable
Use unexpected statistics and facts to your emphasise and drive home your key point
Add value to your content in order to make your message understood in a short space of time

Talk: Hans Rosling: Global Population Growth Box by Box

Theory: Six Sticky Principles, Dan and Chip Heath

Exercise: "Ordinary to extraordinary" + Feedback

3. Deliver

Activity Three: Make it Emotional

Deliver an emotionally charged experience
Perform in a way that shows insight into your content as well as sincere belief in your subject
Make it personal: Turn dry data into honest and inspiring communication

Talk: Stacy Kramer: The Best Gift I Ever Survived

Theory: Story Formulas and Mirror Neurons

Exercise: 'Systematic creativity: Map out the story' Delivery + Group Discussion

4. Embed

Identify specific actions to enhance your presentation style

Exercise: Personal action planning

Recommended Reading:

Talk Like TED: Carmine Gallo
TED Talks: Chris Anderson
Made to Stick: Dan & Chip Heath

The small print:

  1. All our events are very popular and places on this course are limited to 12.
  2. Please book (and pay) online using Eventbrite by clicking the 'Tickets' button at the top of this page.
  3. Please read ‘the small print’: We reserve the right to refuse admission if payment has not been received. A full refund will be made for cancellations received in writing at least 20 working days prior to the event date; there is no refund for cancellations made within 20 working days of the start of the event. We reserve the right to change the programme, the dates, the trainer or the venue: participants will be notified as soon as practicable in such circumstances. In the event that the event is cancelled, a full refund will be given. We disclaim any further liability.
  4. If you have a promotional code, please click on ‘Enter Promotional Code’ after clicking on 'Tickets'. (We regret that we cannot give discounts retrospectively).
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