Public Speaking Secrets From TED Talks Top Stars with Carmine Gallo


You’re in the middle of a room with 5,000 people staring at you waiting for you to speak.

What’s coming up for you?

Are you shaky, nervous and unsure of yourself?

Are you prepared, alive and ready to leave the audience inspired?

Everyone starts out in life afraid of public speaking (at least I know I did). But we all know that the ability to leave audiences moved to take action is an important trait to influencing the world in a way that cultivates our visions.

This episode of the School of Greatness is all about learning how develop this ability to leave audiences moved and feeling empowered.  Our next guest has studied the skill of public speaking intensively for years and is one of the leaders in the topic of how to speak to leave audiences breathless.

Welcome to episode 70 with Carmine Gallo.

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“Anyone who wants to change their life and change the world in some way must communicate through the power of story.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • How to become a better public speaker
  • About the 9 public speaking secrets that great communicators share
  • Elements of business story telling and inspiring communication
  • The story behind the question, “What makes your heart sing?”

“Communicating effectively changes everything. It triggers movements and changes your career path.”

  • How to be amazing during job interviews and get high level positions
  • The key questions to ask yourself when you want to inspire others
  • Why story telling is the ultimate tool of persuasion
  • Lessons on the 3 persuasion techniques from Aristotle:
  1. Pathos – Storytelling
  2. Logos – Data
  3. Ethos – Credibility
  • The types of stories that are most effective and how to use them to persuade
  • Exploring the power of a natural and authentic rate of speech
  • Understanding the power sphere and implementing it in your speech
  • How to overcome the fear of public speaking and overcome nerves
  • Elements to create a viral TEDx speech
  • The components of great speeches: Emotional, Novel & Memorable
  • Staying in Your Lane – Oprah’s secret to success
  • Plus much more…

“All greatness starts with a vision that gets you up every morning and inspires you to greatness.”

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Are you nervous when you speak or do you find yourself excited to share every time you hit the stage?  Share in the comments section below how you feel right before you take the stage and what you do to overcome stage freight.  Also, what makes your heart sing? 🙂  Post in the comments below! 

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Love this episodes and watch the Ted talks. Thanks Lewis. 

You are becoming my favourite podcast. I stop listening to others who lack the passion and inspiration.


Awesome episode Lewis. Looking forward to checking out some of these TED talks. Thanks for your good show notes that make everything easy to find. 


Another great interview. Thanks for the inspiration to become a better public speaker!


WOW. Bravo.

Lewis you and Carmine just nailed it. Fist and foremost, I acknowledge you Lewis for inspiring us with your vision and authenticity. I applause your relentless commitment to helping us exude our greatness and bring to life the epic ideas of our lives.

I also acknowledge Carmine Gallo for his work and vision. He has been an inspiration to me. I just got his audiobook. This interview was the best gift ever.

Congratulations on your upcoming championship and games.

Thank you.


Mistress Vivian
Mistress Vivian

Loved, Loved, Loved the Amy Cuddy TED Talk on this Podcast!!!! She killed it!!

Cam Perry
Cam Perry

being a broadcasting major at UCO. this was my favorite podcast you've done bro

Lewis Howes
Lewis Howes

thank you Karin Andersson, glad you are enjoying them :)

Karin Andersson Hagelin
Karin Andersson Hagelin

I ADORE your Podcasts, Lewis Howes! They keep me sane in my little Mumpreneur bubble ;-)

Justin Weeces
Justin Weeces

Excellent interview and ideas to put into action!


Man this is probably my favorite podcast you've ever done. I totally agree with what Carmine Gallo said about Colin Powell. I went to see him speak my sophomore year in high school. He was the best public speaker I've ever heard in person. I am definitely going to replay this podcast several times during the week. Being a broadcasting major there were a ton of good nuggets in there that I will definitely implement wherever I go.

LewisHowes moderator

@jmdedeye thank you Jean-Marc, I appreciate you for listening and sharing the vision!

Mistress Vivian
Mistress Vivian

@LewisHowes @Mistress Vivian Absolutely! Amy was right on when she claimed "when we fake it, we do become it." My high heels are the most powerful influence in my transformation. Once I slip them on, I take my power stance. :)