TED Talk: Mastery & the Passion Imperative

Presentation Zen

His answer was BLACK , a former salaryman and engineer turned professional yo-yo performance artist whose talent was impressive enough to pass the auditions for Cirque du Soleil, and got him an invitation to perform and tell his story at TED in Long Beach earlier this year.

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#illustraTED | Duarte is Visualizing TED Talks All Week

Duarte Blog

As the world’s best and brightest are converging in Long Beach for the 23rd annual TED Conference, we’re hunkering down here at Duarte, getting our pens and papers and devices ready to visualize, summarize, and share their brilliant speeches.

Interview with Patrick Newell from TEDGlobal 2013

Presentation Zen

I attended my first TED Conference in 2009 in Long Beach and have learned a great deal from my involvement with TED/TEDx over the years. The TED organization provides many lessons in 21st-century presentation approaches.

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A great story: curiosity & creativity inspire child inventor

Presentation Zen

The presentation by 13-year-old Kenyan Richard Turere was delivered last month at TED in Long Beach. Here's a great short presentation which tells a wonderful story about a child in a challenging situation who applies creativity to engineer a smart solution to overcome a big problem.

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A powerful narrative in transformation (redux)

Presentation Zen

TED 2013 Koyczan was asked to speak at the 2013 version of TED in Long Beach, California. What lingers long after the performance is the meaning.

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TED Talk: A story of survival, resilience, and hope

Presentation Zen

Watch the YouTube video of Hyeonseo''s first go at the same talk which she would refine and deliver to a standing ovation some 8-9 months later in Long Beach.

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Presentation Zen Design (the book)

Presentation Zen

Note: I am not attending TED in Long Beach this week so that I can be closer to home here in Japan, for reasons I think Nancy alludes to in her post on the book.

The secret of making today great

SpeakerSue Says...

Years ago in a motel in Long Beach, CA, I remember men gathering a few minutes before 7a. The three women ranged in age from 18 - 23. They stood behind the cash register, in the small dress shop, clapping and singing. Because they were speaking Chinese, I had no clue what they were saying. But I had an idea what they were doing. My escort, oblivious to the singing because she had heard it in shops so often, asked one of the girls what they had said.

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The TED Commandments: lose hustle, win friends.

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment & Design, with the motto ‘Ideas Worth Sharing’ It holds an annual conference in Long Beach, and tickets to it are among the most sought-after in the events world. There’s a time and a place for a sales presentation, and conferences aren’t it. People pay good money to go to conferences.

The visual transformation of Bill Gates the presenter

Presentation Zen

When I attended TED in Long Beach that year, I witnessed an engaging presentation by Bill Gates. Many years ago I began pointing to the presentation style of Steve Jobs as a good example of how to present with visuals on a large stage.

Good Customer Service Is More Than Good PR

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

Last week I checked into wonderful Hyatt in Long Beach for The American Payroll Association Congress. Good Customer Service Is More Than Good PR. At a time when every customer counts we must never forget how our customers see us. One single negative contact can ruin your reputation in the eyes of not only that one customer -- but everyone he or she knows as well. After all, word of mouth works both for or against you.