"If you've picked up this book just because you love the idea of strutting the stage and being a TED Talk star, inspiring audiences with your charisma, please, put it down right now. Instead go and work on something that is worth sharing. Style without substance is awful."
"The central thesis of this book is that anyone who has an idea worth sharing is capable of giving a powerful talk. The only thing that truly matters in public speaking is not confidence, stage presence, or smooth taling. It's having something worth saying."
If you are the one person who has never heard of TED Talks, the talks began as an annual conference on Technology, Entertainment, Design but has since grown to include talks on every subject imaginable delivered carefully and succinctly.
This book is your speech coach helping you to hone your skill, to get across your ideas in a way that allows you to remain yourself in the talk but by being your best self how to tell the story so others care and are motivated.
And like a good speech, this book has first hand stories that make the substance of how to give a great talk come alive. Substance always matters more than style but if you could give a great talk and knew how to do it with great style, why wouldn't you This book takes you there.