Public Speaking can be one of the most terrifying experiences. However, if you know some tricks and tips to mastering this trade, it can be a walk in the park. This book does a phenomenal job of laying out the things teens should do to persuade, engage, and inform an audience. Wish I had this when I was in school! A great graduation gift!
— Lindsay A.
A teen edition of the New York Times best-selling TED TALKS: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking, chock-full of tips and techniques to help teens become confident, capable speakers
For today’s teen, being able to communicate clearly in front of an audience is essential. From class presentations to interviews to online videos, an engaging talk can not only inspire and electrify a room, it can change people’s minds, and even change the world.
Thank You for Coming to My TED Talk is the definitive guide to public speaking for a teen audience. Drawing from a teen’s day-to-day world—school, extracurriculars, online videos, college admissions procedures, bat and bar mitzvahs, debates, and more—head of TED Chris Anderson shares proven techniques honed through years of watching teen speakers, including Tavi Gevinson and Chelsea Clinton, wow TED audiences. It includes everything teens need to persuade, inspire, and inform others. This comprehensive, accessible guide will help any teen become a confident, capable speaker.
About the Author
CHRIS ANDERSON is the curator of TED. Trained as a journalist after graduating from Oxford University, Anderson launched a number of successful magazines before turning his attention to TED, which he and his nonprofit acquired in 2001. His TED mantra—“ideas worth spreading”—continues to blossom on an international scale. He lives with his family in New York City.
Lorin Oberweger has worked behind the scenes as a ghostwriter on a variety of projects, from middle grade fiction to adult memoir. Her work has received glowing notices from the New York Times, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal. She is also co-author of novels BOOMERANG, REBOUND, and BOUNCE under the pen name Noelle August. Lorin lives in Tampa, Florida with two cranky senior cats and gets to exercise her own public speaking skills as a popular instructor at writing conferences around the country.
"This approachable, encouraging guide will help teens step on stage or behind a podium with confidence."—Booklist
"A quick read and helpful reference source for anyone planning to conduct a public presentation."—School Library Journal