Episode #034: Carmine Gallo, Author, Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Carmine GalloIf you’re anything like me, you love learning about how the brain works and why we behave the way we do.

It’s one of the reasons why I love Carmine Gallo’s new book Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds so much. Carmine digs into much of the neuroscience behind how we respond to things like compelling stories, a speaker’s ability to convey passion, and his or her body language.

In doing so, he manages to uncover the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations.

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As Carmine argues,

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century, and the ability to communicate your ideas persuasively is the single greatest skill to achieving your dreams.”

In today’s episode, Carmine shares:

  • What scientists have discovered – and quantified – about how passion can be used to inspire, energize and influence others
  • New research that shows how  your stories “sync” your audience’s mind to yours, allowing you to create far deeper and more meaningful connections
  • How TED presenters exhibit natural body language and verbal delivery more typical of having a conversation instead of addressing an audience
  • The ways TED speakers have practiced – sometimes rehearsing for 200 hours
  • And plenty more!


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Talk Like TED Book Trailer

Carmine Gallo Resources

Visit Carmine’s website for more on his book, speaking schedule and other resources.

We referenced several TED talks, very much worth your time if you’ve not yet viewed them:

Books and Authors Carmine Recommends

In all, Carmine mentioned 3 authors. He enjoys the works of Wayne Dyer and Joel Osteen.

He also regards the work of Nancy Duarte quite highly. Carmine mentioned slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations, and I particularly enjoyed her book Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences.

Connecting with Carmine

If you’d like to connect or network with Carmine, or let him know your thoughts on today’s episode, consider sending him a tweet. You can reach out to him via @CarmineGallo on Twitter.

Other Public Speaking-Related Episodes

In episode #013 we welcomed Lisa B. Marshall and chatted about her book Smart Talk: The Public Speaker’s Guide to Success in Every Situation (Quick & Dirty Tips).

And, in episode #016, I had the distinct pleasure of inviting Ken Davis to the podcast. We dug into his latest book Secrets of Dynamic Communications: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power.

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