There's no doubt that TED Talks have become a worldwide phenomenon. It's the perfect platform from where the brightest minds can go to spread their ideas.


Besides broadening your horizons, watching these presentations can also help you to hone and improve your own presentation skills.

Here are the rules of what to adhere to in order to give that 'TED-worthy' presentation:

Show us the real you.

As a successful model, Cameron Russell is well aware that she won "a genetic lottery." But she also reveals that while models may "have the thinnest thighs and the shiniest hair and the coolest clothes," they're also the most physically insecure women probably on the planet."

Take-away message: Don't be afraid to be yourself.

Make the complex plain.

When most people think of statistics, they usually think of a complicated pattern involving numbers and graphs. But in Hans Rosling hands, statistics are not only interesting, they can also be pretty funny.

Take-away message: It pays to keep it simple.

Connect with people’s emotions

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Starting each "big message" with a funny story helps the brain to "snap back" to attention, and enables it to absorb a new piece of information.

Take-away message: Tapping emotions will always pay off.

Don’t flaunt your ego.

As soon as you come of as bragging, you're going to lose your audience. In this clip, career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation and grabs the audiences attention by starting off with a little bit of self-depreciating humor.

Take-away message: A little humility goes a long way.

So the next time you're preparing for a big presentation, just remember these 'TED Commandments' and you too will be able to captivate your audience.