How To Deliver a TED Talk

October 29, 2013
By: Jeremey donovan
ISBN 13: 9780071831598
ISBN 10: 0071831592
Price: $23.95
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You don’t have to be a thought leader to deliver an unforgettable speech that will galvanize and transform your listeners, as well as entertain them.  What you do need is the alchemy behind the magic that is found in every TED Talk.

The nonprofit TED – Technology, Entertainment, Design – started in 1984 as a vehicle devoted to “ideas worth spreading.” It began as a conference bringing together thought leaders and luminaries from around the world, challenging them “to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).” Its popularity exploded and gave rise to numerous TED events throughout the world

In 2007, TED began posting videos of these talks on  The most inspiring talks quickly went viral.. You can access 1400 videos ranging from jaw-dropping to pervasive, ingenious, funny, beautiful, courageous…

Based on intensive study of the most popular TED Talks by a self-described “public speaking super-nerd,”  How To Deliver a TED Talk is a step-by-step playbook that shows how to select your topic, craft your narrative, master your delivery, and refine your design.  This is the complete guide to delivering stellar speeches and creating presentations that will inspire others.

About the Author:

Jeremey Donovan’s passion for TEDx and “Ideas Worth Spreading” is clear.  He is the founder and lead organizer of TEDxMillRiver, a sold out TEDx event in Stamford, CT, that focused on revolutionary innovation. A sought-after speaker and 15-year member of Toastmasters International (he is a Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest designation), Donovan gave his very own TEDx talk at TEDxAsylumHill in Hartford, CT.

In addition to his work with TEDx, Jeremey is Group Vice President of Marketing at Gartner Inc., the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company with $1.5 billion in annual revenue. During his career, Jeremey has held a variety of individual contributor and general management roles and has led successful teams focused on market research, new product development, marketing, acquisitions, and product management.


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