TED talks are hugely popular all over world. These are 18 minutes or less duration powerful video presentations by world’s most inspired thinkers and speakers from host of disciplines and cultures. Some of TED talk presenters communicate very effectively. “Talk like TED” has caught fancy of several communicators and tips to talk like TED have wide circulation!
Can toeing the tips make you a good communicator?
World has witnessed several iconic communicators, whose words and work have revolutionized paradigm of millions of people. Among living legendary communicators are Chris Anderson – founder of TED talks, Warren Buffet – one of the richest investors, Tony Robbins – incredible motivational speaker, Richard Branson – founder of Virgin group in UK and Jack Welch – former chairman and CEO of GE. You can find numerous essays, articles and videos analyzing styles of these and other famous communicators.
By emulating these styles, can you become an effective communicator?
Then, there are host of training and development programs for communication/presentation skills. These teach the techniques in a variety of ways, including multimedia. These are very helpful to understand guidelines, rules and techniques of communication.
But, do these techniques make you a terrific communicator?
Practical experience and examples show that there is much more than techniques, tips and styles, when it comes to good communication.
Top ten advisory for great communication skills
Let us take top ten points, which most would agree, has top ranking in making communication impressive.
If you evaluate highlighted words under above points, you would realize that more than training and tips, a good communication has more to do with your character and qualities i.e. trait.
To sum up, rules without reasoning and techniques without trait are too mechanical and mundane to make meaningful impact!