20 Public Speaking Tips of the Best TED Talks

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Ask a Question You Can't Answer

Asking questions to engage the audience often feels forced. Instead ask a question you know the audience can’t answer and then say,” That’s okay. I can’t either.” Explain why you can’t and then talk about what you do know. Most speakers have all the answers. The fact you don’t—and are willing to admit it—not only humanizes you but makes the audience pay greater attention to what you do know.
Watch Nigel Marsh on work/life balance.