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Chris Anderson

In Conversation with Guy Raz

May 5, 2016 • 7:00 pm ET
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Since taking over TED in the early 2000s, Anderson, the curator of TED, has shown how carefully crafted short talks can be the key to unlocking empathy, stirring excitement, sharing knowledge, and promoting a shared dream. Done right, a talk can electrify a room and transform an audience’s worldview.

Anderson has worked behind the scenes with the most inspiring TED speakers and in TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking he shares insights from such favorites as Sir Ken Robinson, Amy Cuddy, Bill Gates, Elizabeth Gilbert, Salman Khan, Dan Gilbert and dozens more — everything from how to craft your talk’s content to how to be most effective on stage.

In TED Talks, Anderson explains how powerful public speaking is achieved and offers a guide to creating talks that are unforgettable. There is no set formula; no two talks should be the same. The goal is for you to give the talk that only you can give. This modern manual for effective communication is rooted in the TED mantra — “ideas worth spreading.”

Trained as a journalist after graduating from Oxford University, Anderson launched more than 100 successful magazines and websites before turning his attention to TED, which he and his nonprofit organization acquired in 2001. In conversation with Guy Raz, the host and editorial director of TED Radio Hour. A multi award-winning journalist, Raz was previously the weekend host of NPR’s All Things Considered. Book signing to follow.

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