Thursday, November 5, 2015

Free places to learn more about public speaking

At on November 3rd Larry Kim wrote about 9 Places to Learn Public Speaking Skills for Free. (He actually mentioned 11 places including Andrew Dlugan’s Six Minutes blog, which is this blog in my list titled Other Sites of Interest).

It’s useful to have other people point out their favorites, rather than just vaguely pointing us to TED talks or YouTube. Some TED talks are mentioned here.

There is some great content on YouTube, but it is buried among tons of junk like puppies pooping. For example, Matt Abrahams has an hour-long discussion about impromptu speaking titled Think Fast, Talk Smart: Communication Techniques. You might also search via the phrase “Talks at Google,” and find presentations like Carmine Gallo’s 53-minute one on his book Talk Like TED.

The image was adapted from an old WPA poster found at the Library of Congress.

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