20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

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Set a Backup Goal

Say you’re speaking to a civic group on behalf of a charity you realize your presentation is falling flat. In response people usually either try too hard or basically give up. If your primary goal is to land a contract and you can tell you won’t succeed, shift to planting the seeds for another attempt down the road. If you see you won’t get what you really want, what can you accomplish? Then, when the room doesn’t go your way, you can stay positive, focused, and on top of your speaking game.
Watch Brene Brown on the power of vulnerability.