15 best public speaking videos you will find in this article were made by successful TED speakers. Each speech highlights examples of most common mistakes that speakers make as well as excellent implementations of the world’s most effective public speaking techniques.
Each of these speeches is selected out of over 1000 speeches on TED.com and is an example of excellent speaking skills. Each of the 15 speakers has unique strengths and weaknesses. By watching all speeches you will notice effective implementation of the world’s most effective public speaking techniques as well as some common mistakes that speakers make.
What is TED.com? TED is an organization that holds conferences around the world where speakers share their ideas from stage. On TED.com you can watch speeches of people who have invented a robot, crossed the South Pole, climbed Everest or designed the strangest building in the world. All speakers have a valuable message worth sharing with the world and often strong public speaking skills.
Speech 1: Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions
Speech 2: Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers — make it fun
Speech 3: Keller Rinaudo: A mini robot — powered by your phone
Speech 4: Lewis Pugh swims the North Pole
Speech 5: Ray Zahab treks to the South Pole
Speech 6: Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed
Speech 7: Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA
Speech 8: Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison
Speech 9: Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine
Speech 10: Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake
Speech 11: Julia Sweeney has “The Talk”
Speech 12: Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter
Speech 13: Eric Mead: The magic of the placebo
Speech 14: Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20
Speech 15: Michael Pritchard: How to make filthy water drinkable
The careful analysis of thousands of speeches that allowed me to create this list of public speaking videos led to writing a book Magic of Speech Evaluation: Gain World Class Public Speaking Experience by Evaluating Successful Speakers. The goal of this book is to give a reader more public speaking experience than majority of speakers get from 10 months of speaking from stage. In this book you will evaluate 15 short speeches of successful speakers and compare your evaluations with author’s analysis. By the time you will finish watching and evaluating the last speech all techniques discussed in the book will become part of your own speaking habits.
To get inspired read: 27 Public Speaking Quotes That Can Inspire You to Become a Better Speaker
To become a world-class speaker read: Magic of Public Speaking Book