Talk Like TED

Book Cover The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century. The ability to persuasively sell your ideas is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams and live up to your full potential. TED conferences host the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers. TED talks have launched movements, increased awareness and raised funds for worthy causes redefining the elements of a successful presentation. With more than one billion views, TED talks have set the world on fire and have become the gold standard of presentations. Public speaking coach and bestselling author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo has studied over 500 TED talks and interviewed the most popular TED presenters as well as the top researchers in the fields of psychology, communication, and neuroscience to get their cutting-edge insights. The secrets revealed in Talk Like TED will inspire any team, radically improve your very next presentation, and empower you to give the most impassioned and persuasive performance of your life.

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Talk like TED is a smart, practical book that will teach you how to give a kick-butt presentation. This book is ultimately about discovering what moves you and then creating the means of moving others with your vision.
–Daniel H. Pink, author of TO SELL IS HUMAN and DRIVE

The premise of this book, that TED talks provide great examples and lessons, is a magnificent insight. Then Carmine’s execution of this premise is even better. This book will make you a much better speaker.

–Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur

In this book, Carmine performs magic. He shows us exactly what makes the world’s greatest talks so great. Through story, detail, insight, and passion, Carmine gives us secrets we can apply to our own presentations so that people actually want to hear us talk.
— Dan Roam, author of “The Back of the Napkin” and “Show & Tell.”

Industry Reviews

“Communications guru Gallo draws on the power of TED talks to reveal the secrets of effective public speaking… The result is a dynamic work focused on storytelling … sure to be a hit with anyone who wants to be a successful communicator.”
–Publishers Weekly (starred Review)
“Dramatic composition and vigorous presentation make this a powerful tool to improve mastery of speaking skills.”
–Kirkus Book Review

“Fascinating… sound advice and encouragement for those who need to make presentations, and an enjoyable resource for fans of TED Talks.” –Booklist

Purchase Talk Like TED and receive the Total Immersion Package which includes a companion workbook, Carmine’s personal presentation checklist and 9 chapter preview videos. Send your receipt to and the package will be emailed to you.


Carmine Gallo is a columnist, an acclaimed communication coach and the bestselling author of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs. Other books include the award-winning The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs and the breakthrough The Apple Experience among others. His books have been translated in over a dozen languages. Carmine is a popular keynote speaker and workshop leader. You can see Carmine’s enthusiastic and engaging style in this video from LeWeb in Paris. Contact for more information or to schedule an interview with the author.
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