20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

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Share a Genuinely Emotional Story

Now let’s look at unusual ways to instantly improve your presentations.
Many speakers tell self-deprecating stories, but simply admitting a mistake is a waste if you only use it to highlight how far you’ve come. Instead, tell a story and let your emotions show. If you were sad, say so. If you cried, say so. If you felt remorse, let it show.
When you share genuine feelings you create an immediate and lasting connection with the audience. Emotion trumps speaking skills every time.
Watch Elizabeth Gilbert on creativity.