Staged, but not ScripTED
Does the name Chris Anderson ring a bell when you think of TED talks? Chris is the curator of TED, and his book, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, was also in this month’s Action Kit. His wisdom as to what makes a great TED talk can be applied to much of the work that we do. His biggest takeaway is really quite simple – give the gift of a single idea when giving a talk. Think about how you can apply this principle in your own presentations – how can you convey a single powerful idea?
You may already be familiar with some of the tools from the book, and we have recapped the top four ways to Stage a powerful talk below:
- Limit your talk to one major idea.
- Give your listeners a reason to care.
- Build your idea, piece by piece, out of bits that the audience understands.
- Make your idea worth sharing.
As leaders, we have the opportunity to Stage Experiences for our team members through our words. Sometimes all it takes is one well-crafted, intention-filled presentation to shift perspectives in the room and boost morale.