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Updated 08/04/2017
adjective: talking
  1. 1.
    engaging in speech.
    • (of an animal or object) able to make sounds similar to those of speech.
      "the world's greatest talking bird"
    • silently expressive.
      "he did have talking eyes"
noun: talking
  1. 1.
    the action of talking; speech or discussion.
    "I'll do the talking—you just back me up"

6 Speaking Tips for Scientists and Engineers (Text)

How Great Leaders Inspire Action (17:57)
Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership —
starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?"  His examples include
Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ...

How I Beat Stage Fright (7:59)
Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving
us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts.  But it's less wonderful
when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20
folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic.  Palms sweat, hands shake, vision
blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk,
 Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.

How to Speak so that People Want to Listen (9:58)
Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening?  Here's Julian Treasure
 to help.  In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful
speaking - from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy.  
A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics (about TEDTalks) (12:58)
In a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis, Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of
statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating "the optimum
TEDTalk" based on user ratings.  How do you rate it?  "Jaw-dropping"?  "Unconvincing"?
Or just plain "Funny"?

         Life Lessons from an Ad Man (16:32)
Advertising adds value to a product by changing our perception, rather than the
product itself. 
Rory Sutherland makes the daring assertion that a change in perceived
value can be just as satisfying as what we consider “real” value — and his conclusion
has interesting consequences for how we look at life.
Shh!  Sound Health in 8 Steps (7:14)
Julian Treasure says our increasingly noisy world is gnawing away at our mental health
— even costing lives. He lays out an 8-step plan to soften this sonic assault (starting
with those cheap earbuds) and restore our relationship with sound.

Talk Nerdy To Me (12:58)
Melissa Marshall brings a message to all scientists (from non-scientists): We're
fascinated by what you're doing. So tell us about it — in a way we can understand.
In just 4 minutes, she shares powerful tips on presenting complex scientific ideas
to a general audience.

TED's Secret to Great Public Speaking (7:55)                                                                  2016/10/19
There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all
the best ones have in common. 
TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret —
along with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share
an idea worth spreading?

The Danger of Silence (4:18)
"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay
attention to the things they don't," says
 poet and teacher Clint Smith.  A short,
powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against
ignorance and injustice.

The Lost Art of democratic Debate (19:42)                                                                        2016/10/06
Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says — but we're shamefully out
of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme
Court case (PGA Tour Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient
in justice.

The Power of Vulnerability (20:19)
Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love.  In
a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her
on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.  A talk to share.

Why I live in Mortal Dread of Public Speaking (12:50)
Megan Washington is one of Australia's premier singer/songwriters.  And, since c
hildhood, she has had a stutter.  In this bold and personal talk, she reveals how she
copes with this speech impediment—from avoiding the letter combination “st” to
tricking her brain by changing her words at the last minute to, yes, singing the things
she has to say rather than speaking them.