Carl’s TED talk 2005

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This is my TED talk from 2005. On the TED site, it has been viewed 735,000 times – and counting.

To be honest, I have mixed feelings about this video. It was one of the first times I took to a stage like this and I’ve learned a lot about public speaking since then. For me, watching it back is like reading through the early draft of one of my books.

I’m also talking pretty fast in the video. Partly that’s inexperience. Partly it’s the fact that you get 18 minutes on the TED stage, with a digital clock winking in your sight-line from the moment you start speaking.

My natural speaking rhythm is also more fast than slow…

Still, I’m not complaining. Far from it. TED is a remarkable phenomenon and I was lucky to be invited to speak there.

So with all of that in mind, check out the In Praise of Slowness TED talk…