Best Akash Karia books

How to Deliver a Great TED Talk: Presentation Secrets of the World's Best Speakers

Akash Karia

Best price for this book: $ 6

"How to Deliver a Great TED talk" is a complete public speaking system for delivering highly effective presentations and speeches.

If you’ve watched TED talks before, you’ve no doubt been inspired and electrified by speeches by figures such as Sir Ken Robinson, Jill Bolte Taylor, Simon Sinek and Dan Pink.

What makes these TED talks so inspiring?

What is the secret formula for creating a successful TED talk?

And how can you use this formula to deliver your own powerful TED talk (or any other presentation or speech, for that matter)?

If you follow the guidelines and tools How to Deliver a Great TED Talk (previously published as "How to Deliver the Perfect TED Talk"), I guarantee that your audience will have no choice but to be wrapped up in your speeches and presentations.

I studied more than 200 of the most inspiring TED talks, analyzed each one line by line and discovered the common elements that make them successful.

This book is the result of my intensive research. In it, you’ll discover tools that will help make you twice the speaker you are today in half the time.

This book is also based on the work of bestselling authors Chip and Dan Heath. In their groundbreaking book, Made to Stick, Chip and Dan Heath revealed six simple principles for creating memorable messages.

In this book, I have taken Chip and Dan’s work and applied it to creating powerfully persuasive presentations. I use their SUCCESS framework and draw on examples from TED talks to show how the success principles can be applied to public speaking.

More specifically, you will learn how to:
Craft a repeatable power phrase
• Utlize the ABC-C speech structure
Use rhetorical devices to spice up your speech
• Create an attention-grabbing opening
Build the body of your presentation/speech
• Craft a compelling closing
Use statistics to grab attention
• Create a wow-moment
Bring your characters to life
• Use analogies, metaphors and similes
Turn your stories into mental movies
• Build your credibility with the speech introduction
Add internal credibility to your presentation
• Build an emotional connection with your audience
Use compelling visuals
• Use PowerPoint the right way
• Arouse your audience's curiosity
Use Sir Ken Robinson and Dan Pink's techniques for adding humor to a speech
• Use rhetorical questions to hook your audience into your presentation
Use the five C's of storytelling to create spell-binding stories
• Deliver dynamic TED talk (or any other presentation or speech)

Whether you are scheduled to deliver a TED talk, a business presentation or a motivational or inspiring speech, this book will teach you the techniques used by some of the world's most powerful public speakers.

Learn the art of public speaking and persuasion by studying the speeches of inspiring speakers such as Anthony Robbins, Sir Ken Robinson, Mike Rowe and Dr. Jill Taylor.

Shorten your learning curve and learn the public speaking secrets most speakers never discover.

If you're ready to become the kind of speaker other people pay and line up to see, scroll up, click the buy button and get started today!

TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks

Akash Karia

Best price for this book: $ 6.99

"Every speaker can put these ideas into practice immediately -- and they should!" ~ Dr. Richard C. Harris, Certified World Class Speaking Coach

"An insightful read" ~Dennis Waller, Top 500 Reviewer

"Superb communication advice" ~ Larry Nocella


What is the secret to delivering a great TED talk?

What is the magic ingredient that makes a TED talk captivating?

And more importantly, how can you use those secrets to make your presentations more powerful, dynamic and engaging?

To try to answer these questions, I studied over 200 of the best TED talks. I broke each TED talk down in terms of structure, message and delivery.

Here’s what I discovered. After studying over 200 TED talks, the one commonality among all the great TED talks is that they contain stories.


Essentially, the best speakers on the TED stage were the ones who had mastered the art of storytelling. They had mastered how to craft and present their stories in a way that allowed them to share their message with the world without seeming like they were lecturing their audience.


In this short but powerful guide, you’re going to learn how to use stories to make your presentations engaging and entertaining. Using case studies drawn from TED talks by Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, Susan Cain, Leslie Morgan Steiner, Mike Rowe and Malcom Gladwell, you’ll learn how to craft stories that keep your audience mesmerized.

By the time you’ve finished reading this storytelling manifesto, you will have picked up twenty-three principles on how to create stories that keep your audiences mesmerized.

Whether you are giving a TED talk or a corporate presentation, you will be able to apply the principles you pick up in this guide to make your next talk a roaring success!


"No more boring speeches and presentations" ~ Douglas L. Coppock

"A crisp and no fluff book" ~ Kam Syed

"A great book on storytelling" ~ David Bishop

"Excellent book for any speaker" ~ Dean Krosecz

Public Speaking: Storytelling Techniques for Electrifying Presentations

Akash Karia

Best price for this book: $ 7.99

“Practical and useful...Storytelling is one of the most important parts of speaking. This book makes it clear how to do it, when and where.” ~ Judith Field

“Great book...Akash doesn't hold anything back.” ~ Stephen Fraundorfer

“A great kick-start for your next speech! A wonderfully quick burst of inspiration and insight.” ~ Mandy Hoffeldt

Stories have the power to captivate listeners and ignite their imaginations.
Great speakers know how to use stories to enthrall and influence their audiences.
This book is the result of six years of intensive research on the art of storytelling and public speaking.
Inside, you will discover how to:
Create an opening that instantly hooks your audience into your speech.
• Keep your audiences captivated with a story.
Use the suspended story formula to ramp up the intrigue.
• Bring your characters to life.
Turn your stories into mental movies for your audience.
• Keep your audience spellbound by increasing the intensity of your conflicts.
Add organic humor to any presentation without resorting to jokes.
• Make your speech memorable with the right analogies and metaphors.
Create a repeatable catch-phrase using “the rule of opposites”.
• Tell a story and deliver a speech that your audience will remember and talk about for years.
and much, much more...

“Great resource for speakers. I have nothing but praise for the simple but succinct way this book reads. I read it in one sitting and plan to use it as a guide for future speaking engagements.” ~ 357 Solutions, LLC

"Loaded with great advice on how to deliver a killer message.” ~ David Parra

“A perfect book to those who want to dominate the art of storytelling.” ~ Alci Aguilera

“A must-read! Akash Karia outlines tips for energizing not only your speech, but also the audience." ~ Angela Avery

The Habit Project: 9 Steps to Build Habits that Stick: (And Supercharge Your Productivity, Health, Wealth and Happiness)

Akash Karia

Best price for this book: $ 7.99


Discover the Scientific Way to Build Habits – And Supercharge Your Productivity, Health, Wealth and Happiness

What if you could hack into the circuitry of your brain and install new habits that could transform your life in just 10 minutes a day? What if these habits could make you more productive? Happier? Healthier? More successful? Whether you want to exercise more, eat healthier, read more or take control of your finances – the key lies in understanding and utilizing the science of habit formation. If you can make desired behaviors automatic – then you can change your business, your relationship and your life. Filled with practical, actionable tools based on science, this book shows you how...

What You Will Learn:

In this book, you will discover how to: • Kick-start personal change using small habits. • Create BIG changes in your life by harnessing the power of keystone habits. • Keep yourself motivated using big-picture thinking (based on research at Ohio State University). • Hack your psychology and set yourself up for success by becoming a realistic optimist. • Use an if-then strategy to triple your chances of success (based on research by Peter Gollwitzer). • Create a chain for ensuring you stick to your habits. • Be more productive, improve your health, take control of your finances and transform any – and every – area of your life. • BONUS QUIZ: Discover your Habits Roadmap • And lots, lots more... That may sound like a big promise to make, but it’s one that we’ll keep. By the end of this book, in addition to gaining a whole new understanding of habits, you’ll be able to use them effectively to spark personal change. RAVE REVIEWS FROM READERS "One of the best books I've read in a long time..." ~ Hyrum "Crisp and clear." ~Ramakrishna Reddy "Great book with great ideas." ~ Luis L. "Within a few pages, I already had some simple ideas to easily implement into my life." ~ C. Wrightson

Just One Idea...

Just one idea in the book might be what you need to finally to create real, lasting change. Ready to get started?

Emotional Habits: The 7 Things Resilient People Do Differently (And How They Can Help You Succeed in Business and Life)

Akash Karia

Best price for this book: $ 7.99

“...boils complex issues and ideas down to concise actionable material.” ~ Thomas Lindey

“...a quick read that can have immediate and long term benefits. The exercises in chapter two are really good. The advice in chapters 3 and 4 is spot on. I'm going to share it with my three sons.” ~ Phil Barth

“Compared to the other self-help books, this one of the easiest books to follow and implement, from start to finish.” ~ Alnoor Talwar

What is the one skill that the world’s most successful leaders, athletes and business people have in common?

And more importantly, how can you harness this skill to achieve greater success, fulfillment and well-being in your business and personal life?

New research reveals that resilience – more than IQ – is a key factor in determining your success and well-being, at work as well as in your relationships.

In fact, studies show that people with higher levels of resilience have higher productivity, better health, greater morale, higher job satisfaction and lower stress.

In this book, you will discover the 7 things resilient people do differently...and how to apply them in your own life so that you can:

Persevere through adversity.

• Quickly bounce back from disappointments.

Break negative emotional patterns by taking control of your self-talk and inner movies.

• Instantly shift your emotional state using the power of physiology.

Create greater drive and ambition by mastering the use of self-directed questions.

• Supercharge your energy levels at a moment’s notice.

Experience even greater excitement, passion, happiness and fulfillment in every area of your life.

Using the 7 habits of resilient people discussed in this book, you will be able to handle the vulnerabilities of intimate relationships, the risks and failures of business and the ups and downs of life.


“...a great book if you're looking to master your emotions, become more resilient, flexible, and ultimately successful...” ~ M. Sean Marshall

I'll definitely be reading this book again, because I spent the whole time analyzing my own thoughts and reactions and found a great deal to work on.” ~ Rebecca Vickers

[Akash] has knocked it out of the park... A great read full of examples...Highly recommended.” ~ Jamie Hill

Just one idea in this book might be the what you need.

Ready to get stared?

Then take advantage of this limited-time introductory pricing, scroll up and click the BUY NOW button to grab your copy...

How to Design TED-Worthy Presentation Slides (Black & White Edition): Presentation Design Principles from the Best TED Talks

Akash Karia

Best price for this book: $ 9.7

Black & White edition This is the B&W edition of the book. All pictures inside will be in grayscale.

“Reading this book changed my presentation style and my slides, both for the better - and I've been a professional speaker for over 30 years.” ~ Becki L. James

How to Design TED-Worthy Presentation Slides is a short, practical and step-by-step guide to creating sexy slides.
It is based on an extensive analysis of some of the best TED speakers, such as Brene Brown, Daniel Pink, Amy Cuddy, Larry Lessig, Seth Godin, Bill Gates and many, many more.

By the end of this guide, you too will be able to create sexy presentation slides that keep your audiences mesmerized. More importantly, you will be able to design presentations that breathe life into your slides, instead of draining it out of your audience.
Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn inside the book:
The most common mistake most presenters make – and how you can avoid it
•The one principle that will make you better than 90% of most speakers
How to quickly create a presentation storyboard
•Bill Gates’ trick for transforming his slides from dull to dashing
The Seth Godin presentation formula
•The importance of contrast
Locating and using sexy fonts
•Spicing up your presentations with video
Displaying data without being dull
•Ensuring consistency between slides
How to deliver a great TED talk (or any other speech or presentation)
•And much, much more…

“A must read...An essential tool for preparing effective, interesting and "sexy" presentations...a must read for any professional who wants to improve his communicational skills.” ~ Rosalinda Scalia

“The lessons shared in this short book will a go a long way to helping a person give better public presentations. The insights shared by Akash are like golden nuggets in a river full of info!” ~ Alan Portugal

“I have been teaching workshops at universities and Fortune 500 Campuses up and down the East Coast on building better presentations. Akash hits all the right notes in this book. A must read for anyone wanting to build powerful presentations.” ~ David Bishop

“Excellent for those who want to really engage their audience. I incorporated many of the principles within and developed a more effective product presentation.” ~ Tom Tipps

“Right on the mark. Just what I was looking for as a non-designer.” ~ Erik J. Zettelmayer

“Make a greater impact with your presentations. While reading this book I was mentally reviewing my talks where I use PowerPoint slides. I am now changing some of those slides to make a greater impact on the listeners. These tips are easy to implement and make sense.” ~ John C. Erdman

“As always we can expect the best from Akash and we are getting more.” ~ Payam Bahrampoor

“This book gives practical advice. However, it does not stop there. It demonstrates how to use that advice, gives visual examples of what to do and what not to do and explains why. It turns creating a presentation from a dreaded event to one allowing creativity to flow and your passion about your subject matter to emerge on the screen through your slides.” ~ Pandora Training and Consulting

“I will admit to rarely reviewing books. However, this book was such a step above any others I've read on the art of PowerPoint presentations, I had to give it a five star review.” ~ David Schwind

Small Talk Hacks: The People and Communication Skills You Need to Talk to Anyone & Be Instantly Likeable

Akash Karia

Best price for this book: $ 8.98

Do you ever feel intimidated or out-of-place in social situations?

Do you want to learn how to master the fine art of small talk?

Do you want to develop a magnetic personality?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book was designed for you.

Based on Intensive Scientific Research. DISCOVER:

1 - Five Foolproof Techniques for Creating a Stellar First Impression How quickly do you make judgments about people? We’d like to think that we don’t judge people until we get to know them. But the truth is it only takes a tenth of a second to make an accurate judgment about someone you meet or see.

2 - What Your Non-Verbals are Saying About You How you hold yourself says a lot about how you feel – even though this may be an unconscious message. What is your body language saying about you? Find out inside...

3 - Seven Tools to Break Through Fear and Break the Ice One of the hardest parts of getting to know someone new is that crucial moment when you have to break the ice. It can be incredibly difficult to walk up to a total stranger and get acquainted. The seven tools you pick up in Chapter 2 will help you smash through your approach anxiety and start a fun and engaging conversation

4 - Six Strategies to Seal a Memorable Verbal Impression in 30 Seconds Your nonverbal cues can definitely make an instant first impression, but what you say also has the power to do so. So how do you make sure that you give a great first impression in the first 30 seconds of meeting someone new?

5 - How to Make Your Personality Shine No matter what your personality, you can become someone with a shining personality that attracts others to it. You may not think of yourself as very charismatic. But don’t let those feelings of inadequacy get in the way of making your personality shine (Chapter 5).

6 - How to Go from Introduction to Intimacy It can be a challenge to create conversations that have intimacy in just a few minutes. And while you can’t force anyone to like or trust you, you can greatly increase the chances of that happening by following a few simple practices. Chapter 6 will show you how to go from conversing to connecting. BONUS: Learn the 36 questions that are scientifically-proven to help you deepen the connection with anyone!

7 - How to Revive a Dying Conversation - and Keep It Alive We’ve all had conversations that seemed to start off great but were followed by the dreaded awkward silence. What you do in that moment can make or break your conversation? Chapter 7 shows you exactly what to do when the conversation seems to be dying prematurely

8 - The Five-Step Method for Ending a Conversation Positively The purpose of striking up new conversations is to create new connections beyond just that moment. How you end a conversation is as important as how you begin it. You want to leave your new acquaintance with a favorable impression of you going forward. Follow the five-step method in Chapter 9 and you won't go wrong!

9 - How to Deepen the Relationship with Future Interactions Making a great impression with someone new is a critical task when you’re networking. But it’s not enough to have an initial contact if you want to create a network of people from which you can truly benefit personally and professionally. Chapter 10 deals with when and how to follow-up to deepen any new relationship

Want to Master the Art/Science of Great Conversations?

Want to develop the communication skills that will help you increase your social circle, expand your network and create deeper relationships? Ready to from "forgettable" to "unforgettable"?

Ready to develop a magnetic personality that draws people towards you? Then grab the book and get started...

How to Open and Close a TED Talk: 11 Proven Techniques to Open and Close Any Speech or Presentation (with a Bonus Analysis of a Full TED Talk)

Akash Karia

Best price for this book: $ 0


Create Powerful Openings and Closings for Your TED Talk (or any other Speech or Presentation)

If you’ve watched TED Talks, you’ve no doubt been inspired and enchanted by speeches by figures such as Sir Ken Robinson, Jill Bolte Taylor, Simon Sinek and Dan Pink.

In this short eBook, you will discover how to:

Hook your audience into your speech with your opening

Learn five tools to capture your audience’s attention within the first thirty seconds of your speech. You will be learning from the speeches of speakers such as Simon Sinek, Susan Cain and Sir Ken Robinson.

End your speech powerfully and persuasively

What’s the best way to end your TED talk? In the second section of this book, you will discover six proven techniques to close your TED talk (or any other speech or presentation) in a powerful and persuasive manner.

Arguably, the opening and closing of your presentation are two of the most important parts of the presentation. While this is a short book, it covers the essentials of how to open and close your TED talk (or any other speech or presentation).

The two chapters contained in this booklet are from my bestselling book, “How to Deliver a Great TED Talk”. The two chapters are provided as a sample taster. If you enjoy the taster, you’ll love the full book. In any case, this mini eBook can still be enjoyed without having to buy the full book because it covers the topics of how to open an end a TED talk (or any other speech or presentation).

Bonus Analysis of a Full TED Talk

This NEW and REVISED edition contains an in-depth bonus analysis of Kelly McGonigal's TED Talk, so that you can learn how to design, develop and deliver persuasive presentations.

Ready to learn how to create powerful TED-like openings and closings? Then let's get started...

How Successful People Think Differently

Akash Karia

Best price for this book: $ 6.99

“This book is packed with really wonderful mind sets, reframes, and psychology tips, all backed with references and real science. This is like the “best of the best” self help tips.” ~ Tim Brennan, Author of '1001 Chess Tactics'

“…incredibly useful book filled with scientifically backed advice on how to successfully reach your goals.” ~ Ryan Berd

Why is it that some people are able to achieve so much success - in their personal, professional, social lives - whereas so many others are struggling?

What are successful people doing differently from the failures?

Are successful people wired differently from the rest of us? Is success simply encoded in their DNA?

Or is it something else?

And the more important question is: How can we get access to the magic ingredient that successful people have and add it to our own lives so that we too may experience more success in our lives?

This short and practical guide will inspire you to rethink how you set and achieve your goals.
In How Successful People Think Differently you will learn:

•Why successful people say “I don’t” instead of “I can’t”

Why successful people never suppress their desires - and what they do instead

•How successful people think smart

The “if-then” strategy that triples your chances of achieving success

•The type of thinking that makes successful people successful in the first place

The wrong (and the right) way to visualize your goals (this alone will be worth the price of the book!)

•The right (and the wrong) type of thinking that either sets up you up for success or failure

Simple, and sometimes surprising, success principles to help you achieve your goals

•And a lot more...

In the last 100 years, science has made remarkable progress in unlocking the secrets behind successful people.

Unfortunately, a lot of this great, life-changing research is hidden inside dense, boring, hard-to read academic literature.

Fortunately, I’ve gone through that research for you - and in this success guide, you’re going to be getting access to life-changing tools and strategies that are scientifically-proven to help you achieve your personal and career goals, whatever they may be.

Just one idea in this book might be the inspiration and the spark of change you are looking for...just one idea can change your life.

“How Successful People Think Differently is a quick, easy read packed with practical tips and easy-to-follow advice...This book is for anyone who wants to aim higher.” ~ Gillian Findlay

"Illustrated by many examples from real life and generously filled with scientific references and suggestions for further reading, this book is a ‘must have’ for anyone who wishes to better themselves in life.” John Joyce, Author of “Masterpiece”

“I was pleasantly surprised that I learned new tips from this book. It gave me great ideas on how to think differently and put tips into place to change habits and create a more successful life.” ~ Stacy Nichols

“This is a good book for many people who are still clinging to the fence, procrastinating and not achieving their goals. I highly recommend it!” ~ Allan Kaufman, DTM, MBA

Just when I thought I knew about everything, along comes this book. It is a great non fiction book filled with many useful tips…” ~ William Leland

Storytelling Secrets for Successful Speeches: 7 Strategies for telling stories people love

Mark Davis

Best price for this book: $ 12.73

Public Speaking is a series of stories to get a message across - if we think of it this way, then we only need to work on getting better at telling stories. We tell stories every day. We tell them to our friends, to our families, to our colleagues. We even tell them to strangers on the plane. If we learn to share our stories well, then people will have a positive association. As salespeople, we can link stories to our key points. As trainers, we can tell stories that teach a lesson, and we can create ones that give context and meaning to our message. Only storytelling guarantees we’ll hook the attention of the audience then they’ll be engaged in what we have to say. Learn about the 7 strategies for telling stories people love and every time you talk, you’ll be confident you’ll be making a great impression. Mark Davis shares the secrets to getting the stories you already tell, and making them better. Get a great result by telling stories your audience will love.