Written by Carmine Gallo, Talk Like TED is an analysis of the best presentations in the now-famous TED conferences.
The author picked out the common denominators behind what made these presentations so compelling to listen to and categorised them into:
2) Story-telling skills
3) Being conversational with the audience
4) Presenting novelty
5) Jaw-dropping moments
6) Multi-sensory experiences
Having had these experiences, I must say that the author is right on the money with these.
On a personal note, I love a good story and thus I find good story-telling skills particularly compelling. I highly recommend the book. After all, we will each have at least one major presentation in our lives. Why not make it good enough to be featured on TED?