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Interview: Simon Sinek’s Public Speaking Advice I interviewed Simon Sinek on April 24th, 2013 to capture his advice on public speaking. In case you have been living under a rock, Simon is the best-selling author of Start With Why and his TED Talk has been viewed over 12 million times on TED.com and YouTube. After you read this, I encourage you to check out Simon’s 11 free tips and ideas on how to help you speak more effectively so you can inspire action. (For more insight on Simon Sinek’s TED Talk, check out my blog post: How Simon Sinek Delivered His TED Talk) How did you select your topic? To begin with, I never talk about things I do not understand or do not care about. Ask yourself, “Why am I giving this talk?” People often have the reasonably altruistic point of view, “If they learn this, then it will increase their productivity…” However, the best TED talks are grounded in the more deeply personal mindset, “I discovered or did something that dramatically changed my life. My experience was the same. I think out loud.