20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

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Focus On Earning Attention

Now let’s look at a few things to immediately start doing.
Instead of playing the “turn off your mobile devices” game, because no one will (and you just look stodgy), focus on earning their complete attention. Make your presentation so interesting, so entertaining, and so inspiring that people can’t help but pay attention. It’s not the audience’s job to listen; it’s your job to make them want to listen.
Watch Steve Jobs on living before you die.