Author Guide to Learning from TED.com
Learn how to improve your writing and presenting skills by studying over 700 world-class presenters!
At www.TED.com, you enjoy free access to video presentations in dozens of fields by the leading thinkers of our age.
As I write this, there are over 829 videos available.
Each presentation is limited to just 18 minutes, which forces presenters to tightly organize their ideas and immediately engage their audience. No matter what topics attract your interest--and, often the most valuable lessons come from presentations outside of your area--you'll gain new confidence by watching and analyzing these videos.
Download the handouts and worksheets, and use the note-taking sheets while listening to the recording. Then, following the instructions in the handouts, print out the worksheets to track the lessons you learn watching the videos.
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Download the PDF handouts and worksheets