Thank You for Coming to My TED Talk: A Teen Guide to Great Public Speaking
Thank You for Coming to My TED Talk: A Teen Guide to Great Public Speaking by Chris Anderson was very helpful and full of public speaking tricks! I’m a seventh grader and my school has us do a lot of presentations, so I wanted to improve my skills. The things I learned in this book will definitely be helpful for next year.
Chapter 13, which is called “Scaring Off Mountain Lions (and Other Hacks to Help You Feel Less Anxious),” was especially helpful to me because I always get really nervous when I have to talk in front of people. Some tips I got from it were to read your lines in a funny voice before you have to talk or to scrunch your toes to release some anxiety. These are things that I think will work.
The author shares different ways to structure your presentations whether you’re using PowerPoint, flash cards, or just having to memorize your talk. He shares things to avoid using in PowerPoint, such as bullet points and multiple fonts in the same line. The author also shares advice based on things he has noticed from watching other TED speakers.
Overall, these tips will help me with my presentations and I’d say this is a good book, especially since it’s written just for teens.
|Page Count||160 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
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