20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

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Always Give the Audience Something to Take Home

Always provide something specific the audience can do almost immediately.
No matter how inspiring your message, every audience appreciates learning a tangible way they can actually apply what they’ve learned to their own lives. Inspiration is great, but application is everything: never be afraid to say, “Tonight, think of an employee who is really struggling… and then tomorrow, do (this) and (this) to try to rescue them.”
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