• How to Design TED Worthy Presentation Slides: Presentation Design Principles from the Best TED Talks

  • How to Give a TED Talk Book 2
  • By: Akash Karia
  • Narrated by: Matt Stone
  • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How to Design TED-Worthy Presentation Slides is your secret to designing sexy presentations.

How to Design (and Deliver) TED-Worthy Presentation Slides is a short, practical and step-by-step guide to creating sexy slides.

It is based on an extensive analysis of some of the best TED speakers, such as Brene Brown, Daniel Pink, Amy Cuddy, Larry Lessig, Seth Godin, Bill Gates and many, many more.

Included in the book are sample sexy slides from TED talks, as well as from across the web, to help you master the art of presentation design.

Learn how to breathe life into your slides, instead of draining it out of your audience.

By the end of this guide, you too will be able to create sexy presentation slides that keep your audiences mesmerized. More importantly, you will be able to design presentations that breathe life into your slides, instead of draining it out of your audience.

Not convinced yet? Here's just a taste of what you'll learn inside the book:

  • The most common mistake most presenters make - and how you can avoid it
  • The one principle that will make you better than 90% of most speakers
  • How to quickly create a presentation storyboard
  • Bill Gates' trick for transforming his slides from dull to dashing
  • The Seth Godin presentation formula
  • The importance of contrast
  • Locating and using sexy fonts
  • Spicing up your presentations with video
  • Displaying data without being dull
  • Ensuring consistency between slides
  • How to deliver a great TED talk (or any other speech or presentation)
  • And much, much more

If you're ready to create sexy, mesmerizing slides, then scroll up and buy the book to get started...

©2014 Akash Karia (P)2014 Akash Karia

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Great no nonsense course :) straight to the point!

Great no nonsense course :) straight to the point!
I recomend it to everyone who needs to do a presentation

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Good for teachers and speakers

Another good Audible how-to and it covers an often overlooked topic of presenting: the slides.

If you do not use slides, great. But if you do, this will give you a headstart on giving a content-rich and clutter-free talk. FYI: this is not a text on design software.

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An ok book. Very repetitive.

There were some solid suggestions for slide design basics. I do wish the audiobook was less repetitive though. In print format maybe it made sense because you could scan headings and it doesn't matter as much if under the headings it says the same thing. but in narration many things were repeated one after the other which is a time-suck.

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Some tips, mostly selling at first.

I was hoping for something else. It is incredibly basic and the first few chapters is really just selling his other books. Some ideas are presented and then the akash karia website is referenced. not a huge fan but there are some useful tips throughout.

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What a disappointment!

What disappointed you about How to Design TED Worthy Presentation Slides: Presentation Design Principles from the Best TED Talks?

The book is extremely repetitious. It clearly appears the author had little to say, so padded the book to make it appear to have more information than it does. It was not at all helpful. I do not like writing a negative review, but the book actually angered me in how it fell so far short of being as advertised. I did listen to it (audible version) rather than reading it. It may be the print version would be better, but I doubt it.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I usually listen to novels. I am interested in more books on public speaking and TED talks, but after my experience with this book, I will be wary of what I purchase in that area.

Would you be willing to try another one of Matt Stone’s performances?

I should not judge Matt by way of the quality of what he had to read. In other circumstance, he might be good.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Total waste.

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  • Julian Goodes
  • 01-03-16

Simple, easy to follow with resource links.

Good little book this. Uses recent presentations as case studies. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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  • GoodTimesBadTimes
  • 02-26-20

Not suitable for an audio book

The paper version of this book must have been full of visuals as instead of describing the visuals he verbally gave a link to a picture on his website. This happened CONSTANTLY and as i listen to books whilst driving it wasn't possible to follow as intended. I think this is best kept on paper or perhaps an online course.