Best Quotes | TED Talks by “Head of TED – Chris Anderson”

Synopsis: For anyone who has ever been inspired by a TED Talk… This is an insider’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable.

Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview.

This book is the essential read for anyone who is ready to create impact with their ideas, including everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how you can be most effective onstage. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. But these are the key tools that can empower any speaker.

Chris Anderson has worked behind the scenes with all the TED speakers who have inspired us the most, and here he shares insights from favourites such as Sir Ken Robinson, Amy Cuddy, Jamie Oliver, Elizabeth Gilbert, Hans Rosling, Jon Ronson and dozens more.

Here are some of the quotes we truly loved during our reading journey and we couldn’t be more excited to add them to our list of…

Best Quotes @ Productively Yours | TED Talks by Chris Anderson

Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview. Done right, a talk is more powerful than anything in written form. Writing gives us the words. Speaking brings with it a whole new toolbox.

Chris Anderson, TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

When we peer into a speaker’s eyes; listen to the tone of her voice; sense her vulnerability, her intelligence, her passion, we are tapping into unconscious skills that have been fine-tuned over hundreds of thousands of years. Skills that can galvanize, empower, inspire.

Chris Anderson, TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

No matter how little confidence you might have today in your ability to speak in public, there are things you can do to turn that around.

Chris Anderson, TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Your goal is not to be Winston Churchill or Nelson Mandela. It’s to be you. If you’re a scientist, be a scientist; don’t try to be an activist. If you’re an artist, be an artist; don’t try to be an academic. If you’re just an ordinary person, don’t try to fake some big intellectual style; just be you.

Chris Anderson, TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

If you could wave a magic wand, what is the one idea you’d most love to spread to other people’s minds?

Chris Anderson, TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

We find it hard to remember what it feels like not to know something that we ourselves know well.

Chris Anderson, TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

A talk isn’t a container or a bin that you put content in, it’s a process, a trajectory. The goal is to take the listener from where he is to someplace new.

Chris Anderson, TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

Reason is the deepest underlying force behind moral progress throughout history.

Rebecca Goldstein, TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

There are two keys to sharing a dream effectively:

1. Paint a bold picture of the alternative future you desire.

2. Do so in such a way that others will also desire that future.

Chris Anderson, TED Talks – The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking

At PY, we believe in sharing the joy of reading. We hope these quotes inspire you to go and pick your own copy or order it from the comfort of your couch. If you’re looking forward to read this amazing book, here are some links for your reference – Paperback Kindle | Audible

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