Speak like a leader | Simon Lancaster | TEDxVerona

  • Опубликовано: 23 май 2016
  • Did you know there is a secret language of leadership that determines who reaches the top in politics and business?
    In this fast-paced and frequently funny TEDx talk, top speechwriter, Simon Lancaster, sets out the techniques that you can use to speak like a leader. The talk culminates in Simon Lancaster instantly improvising a powerful leadership speech based on an idea suggested by the audience.
    Simon Lancaster is one of the world’s top speechwriters. He started working as a speechwriter in the late 1990s to members of Tony Blair’s Cabinet and now writes speeches for the CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world including Unilever, Intercontinental Hotels and HSBC. He is a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University, Henley Business School and author of two best-selling books on communication: Speechwriting: The Expert Guide and Winning Minds: Secrets from the Language of Leadership. His award winning workshops on the language of leadership have been run to great acclaim around the world: for more information, see www.bespokeleadershipdevelopment.com.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Комментарии • 757

  • Phyllis Simon
    Phyllis Simon 9 часов назад

    I have to say this iS by far the most enjoyable TEDX I have ever watched. THANK YOU!!

  • MrJonUve
    MrJonUve 5 дней назад


  • Benzinio
    Benzinio 6 дней назад

    Excellent presentation!

  • Fukurokuju
    Fukurokuju 6 дней назад

    6:43 . - Girl's face says it all... Fantastic Tedx Talk. Give this man a real Ted Talk!!!

  • Gerald Bassig
    Gerald Bassig 8 дней назад

    wow amazing :)

  • Josh Owrns
    Josh Owrns 14 дней назад

    Nice opening joke, you weasel

  • TheLeadersTeacher
    TheLeadersTeacher 23 дня назад

    Wonderful person with a professional presentation.
    I Can not have enough of this speech.
    Thank you for this Gift.

  • Earth girl 地球女孩
    Earth girl 地球女孩 24 дня назад

    He's an excellent guide to public speaking (speaking from my own experience). Wise words in the end; schools of rhetoric must be available for all children whose future is in their hands because adults failed them.

  • Mr.Ghostkeeper
    Mr.Ghostkeeper 28 дней назад

    just curious why is there some people in the audience wearing headphones is there a translator or something for them? also great video thank you for sharing

  • Lola Mason
    Lola Mason Месяц назад

    I know it’s just for laughs but “fight” does not sound like “fart” in an Australian accent. Just saying.

  • Bonnie Robinson
    Bonnie Robinson Месяц назад +1

    Loved the Ted Talk and agree we should Dump Trump.

  • Auwal Adamu Gaya
    Auwal Adamu Gaya 2 месяца назад +1

    Very interesting topic, well articulated presentation.

  • debra weaver
    debra weaver 2 месяца назад

    I'm going to try "Three Breathless Sentences" during my next morning report session.

  • Faisal Hassan
    Faisal Hassan 2 месяца назад +1

    What a personality,,

  • Faisal Hassan
    Faisal Hassan 2 месяца назад +1

    great speech..

  • Thomas Rones
    Thomas Rones 2 месяца назад

    Interesting so far, but the financial crisis was not due to greedy bankers, timid politicians, or ineffective regulators. The system was broken. The individuals making the loans did not have to bear the risk of those loans. If they did, then they wouldn't make loans that are too risky because they would lose their money; it's common sense.

  • Rasa Meškauskienė
    Rasa Meškauskienė 2 месяца назад +1

    Amazing! Loved it

  • Michelle Reed
    Michelle Reed 2 месяца назад +1

    Great speech!
    Being Australian, I amost tuned out after that terrible Australian accent, glad I stuck it out.

  • Jimmy Charles
    Jimmy Charles 2 месяца назад

    We don’t have an accent you have one

  • kshitij sharma
    kshitij sharma 3 месяца назад +1

    L o l

  • Amir Jamili
    Amir Jamili 3 месяца назад +1

    I liked fabulous energy that he has in his speech.

  • Alexandra Gheorghita
    Alexandra Gheorghita 3 месяца назад +3

    balanced, as all things should be

  • Lavender Violet
    Lavender Violet 3 месяца назад +1

    my biggest fear: I will live and die alone; forever without true love and real friendships.

  • jereme salazar
    jereme salazar 3 месяца назад +1

    In variety of speaking technique we must not forget to make our audience smile or laugh or else they will sleep.

  • jereme salazar
    jereme salazar 3 месяца назад +1

    I like this speaker because of the relevance of the content of the topic-"Speaking like Leaders," and how he use the materials he had at hand. The body phonetics, the changing timber of voice, even history of speakers and their immortal quotes. Nice...I like it.

  • Johnny Wong
    Johnny Wong 4 месяца назад

    The talker says that these rhetorical devices help to make our speech being accepted or trusted by the others, even if our speech is something wrong. He should have said that we need to use this rhetorical devices to get only true message straight.

  • Shoaib Furqan
    Shoaib Furqan 4 месяца назад +1

    Excellent. Hats off to you Sir.

  • Darren Z
    Darren Z 4 месяца назад +1

    What a legend

  • Minh H. Nguyen
    Minh H. Nguyen 4 месяца назад +1

    Wow, my best TED for this year.

  • Sandra Lizioli
    Sandra Lizioli 4 месяца назад +1

    Just brilliant!

  • Coty Schwabe
    Coty Schwabe 4 месяца назад +1

    Probably one of the best TED talks I’ve ever seen. It was powerful, concise, and actionable.

  • jisan
    jisan 4 месяца назад +1

    Best talk

  • Nilanjan Paul
    Nilanjan Paul 4 месяца назад +1

    _I like his laughs_

  • Vasu Eesala
    Vasu Eesala 4 месяца назад


  • sarath mohan
    sarath mohan 4 месяца назад

    you can speak like a leader when you are a leader: being a leader in itself implies that you speak with clarity,conviction and confidence, by learning to speak like a leader is a futile attempt to imitate what others do and it may bring in momentary applause but still is a futile effort. Speaking about Rhetoric it comes automatically with the quality of a leader and in my opinion can never be imposed or articulated artificially by using techniques, it can only benefit the person selling the techniques ........

  • M S M
    M S M 5 месяцев назад +2

    this is great!

  • cbsbean
    cbsbean 5 месяцев назад +4

    These principles do overlap with linguistics, which I studied. People don't appreciate rhetoric or linguistics these days. If they did, their lives would be much enhanced in so many different ways.

  • cbsbean
    cbsbean 5 месяцев назад +2

    You are amazing!! You have just enhanced my life in a big way. Thank you. And you are super cute as well.

  • Jason Turner Video
    Jason Turner Video 5 месяцев назад

    This was good at first but I felt he was trying to sneak in his political opinions constantly..

  • Bashir Abdullah
    Bashir Abdullah 5 месяцев назад +2

    Good scientific explanation...

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  • Bisharo Ali
    Bisharo Ali 5 месяцев назад +2

    Wow. I loved it..

  • Atul Kurani
    Atul Kurani 5 месяцев назад +4

    Too much to learn from this 19 min lesson.. Excellent

  • Des9 o
    Des9 o 5 месяцев назад +2


  • Jim Hagler
    Jim Hagler 6 месяцев назад +2

    So don't ask an Aussie rock band to cover the beasties boys then right. You've got to fart for your rart to part-ee!

  • Jorge Romera
    Jorge Romera 6 месяцев назад +9

    Wow! Aristotle would have loved this guy

  • 444suse
    444suse 6 месяцев назад

    Generally speaking i have studied so long time history and found tons of myths that i have started to hate and despise these talking heads like politicians and media people.

  • elnaz afat
    elnaz afat 6 месяцев назад +2

    Who dislikes this?

  • yamizer0
    yamizer0 6 месяцев назад +2

    why when he talks about trump, it reminds me of John Oliver from "Last week Today"

  • Emmanuel  Anaafi
    Emmanuel Anaafi 6 месяцев назад +2

    Great talk. Very inspiring and insightful!

  • Vivek Tiwari
    Vivek Tiwari 6 месяцев назад +3

    This has to be one of the best TED talks of all of them. You learn so much in every single minute as it passes. And I bet you'll be coming back from time to time to see this one.

  • Kojo Regenbogen
    Kojo Regenbogen 6 месяцев назад

    RRduplicate the X twice

  • Midas Asmorodono Sosronegoro
    Midas Asmorodono Sosronegoro 6 месяцев назад +15

    Oh my god .. I fall in love with his accent, such a very powerful voice.

  • Neeraj Mohan
    Neeraj Mohan 6 месяцев назад +2

    Deserves to be viewed many more times. Simply brilliant...

  • Abhinav Kala
    Abhinav Kala 6 месяцев назад +2

    great speech.. good to hear on why some speeches are quite different..

  • Clynton Minott
    Clynton Minott 6 месяцев назад +2


  • Stavros Kiachos
    Stavros Kiachos 7 месяцев назад

    Nr. 4554 rt 4 5 r trry rr. 4.

  • B. GOSU
    B. GOSU 7 месяцев назад +35

    ( ! ) Okay, I really enjoyed this talk and agree this is a very important topic, but this was uploaded in 2016, I'm writing this comment in 2018. Nothing has changed at all. Nobody (to my knowledge) has implemented retoric/speech in the school programs. The same goes for other valuable ideas shared before in TEDx, for example, I remember a talk given by an old man who lived in Africa and had discovered how to stop climate change by bringing in roaming cattle to dry lands... What are we waiting for? This comment section is full of capable and inteligent people, We applaud this concepts and ideas, but we don´t take action.

    • Benzinio
      Benzinio 6 дней назад

      Here is the thing... those "elite" he mentioned at the end doesn't have any interest of spreading this and many other good ideas as they could be a threat to the same "elite"
      It is kind of US paragraph 22 - those who can change it are also those who going to take the negatives so... ;)

    • PrinceSam
      PrinceSam 29 дней назад +1

      actually my professor in college is making us watch this video and try to give this kind of speech in class!

    • Thorsten Harde
      Thorsten Harde 2 месяца назад +1

      I agree with you!
      The ideas need to be spread to decision maker.
      I think there are many of us viewer willing to send a mail.
      Because this can initiate a big change.

      But fewest of us will know who to contact such person.
      I dont know but maybe a government department is the right receiver.

  • Lyndon Saldanha
    Lyndon Saldanha 7 месяцев назад +2

    This guy is just fabulous........mighty impressed. Cheers Simon!

  • Adriana Adnan
    Adriana Adnan 7 месяцев назад +2

    Simon lancaster. Is golD!

  • Adriana Adnan
    Adriana Adnan 7 месяцев назад +2

    Its not an arab spring its an arab inferno. Love that1.

  • mustafa bagasrawala
    mustafa bagasrawala 7 месяцев назад +3

    I really like this TedxTalk. Would appreciate it very much if you'll could direct me to similar ones. If not based on the same subject, something as engaging and intriguing as this would do. Thank you.

  • PresidentialWinner
    PresidentialWinner 7 месяцев назад +11

    I have to write my father's obituary, which i will present by speaking it in his funeral (of my own volition of course)
    And this TED talk couldn't have come at a better time. Not trying to impress any political voters, but am trying to honour my father memory and public speaking is not exactly my strongest suits.

  • springfield1959
    springfield1959 7 месяцев назад

    Of course we seldom get to know who writes the politicians/ leaders speeches, so for example Ivana Trump was criticised for lifting Michelle Obama's speech, but did Michele Obama actually write it?
    The Obamas may have paid for it, and therefore arguably 'owns' the speech, but who's thoughts are they really?
    These people giving the speeches are just the 'front men' of the puppet masters behind the scenes.

  • Aaron Buster
    Aaron Buster 7 месяцев назад

    great talk, could have done without the political opinion though

  • John Spires
    John Spires 7 месяцев назад

    Brits. Always so impressed with themselves! Their rhetoric is great for movies, news headlines, fairy tales and self inflated egos. It certainly doesn't provide any real solutions to saving their declining society.

  • Diego González
    Diego González 7 месяцев назад

    "i'm a speechwriter and i know how to make a point" he mentioned that in his book :)

  • Maximus
    Maximus 7 месяцев назад

    I have a feeling that the people just dont get that he's talking about.

  • Irina Kuznetsova
    Irina Kuznetsova 7 месяцев назад +1

    incredible, simply incredible!!

  • Splendorious
    Splendorious 7 месяцев назад +1

    Thanks for highlighting propoganda tactics used to papalbullshit heares into becoming virtual slaves. Google feed the children and click on images...now imagine decades of hearing all that begging while seeing peoples of the wealthiest lands on the planet at your hourly paid mercy. Be free from the sentence of spellbinding grimiore.

  • Nikkolas Cage
    Nikkolas Cage 7 месяцев назад

    Hey gordon ramsey

  • Александр Андриуца
    Александр Андриуца 7 месяцев назад +1

    It was great, especially about Trump!

  • N Yutuber
    N Yutuber 7 месяцев назад +1

    For Me , It's the best talks I've ever heard ... it includes every talks I've listened to : self confidence , Reach your goals , Change your way of thinking , and Change your life ...
    That's the thorough approach to achieve them ..

  • Tracie Scala
    Tracie Scala 7 месяцев назад

    He didn't have to add what he thinks of Trump!

  • James Tarun
    James Tarun 8 месяцев назад +1

    Imagine the impact he would have made as a rapper!

  • Hailee
    Hailee 8 месяцев назад +1

    One of the bestttttt TED talks ever!!

  • Kylie Dyson
    Kylie Dyson 8 месяцев назад

    Australians do not say fart instead of fight. We emphasise the I. South Africans say fart for fight.

  • 51CK33
    51CK33 8 месяцев назад +1

    If anything on the internet should be going viral THIS IS THE VIDEO because this exact video would teach billions something valiuable potentially... (for those that can access it) for those that cant those that can need to learn the art of paying forward imperative knowledge as a fundamental nessecity in this unfair and tilted economy.
    The fact im 23 and have never heard of this in all my educational life and that its only taught at eaton in the uk is and should be a scandal that it was taken out of millions of classrooms not to menton the other countries, communities & schools this has been missed by.
    Education robbed me of so much time and explosive anxious & unfocused energy, so who the F do we sue for such a betrayal of trust as a unreputable "child" when adults make terrible decisions which govern our forseeable future, theres practically no mainstream way to explore ones passions and talents and obvious fundamentals in life aside from scool which is extremely rigid and inflexible for induviduals and in such a "modern" world thats such a rotten game that the elite underhandedly play the aliens that are watching over must be like what kind of zoo is this?!

  • Penny Brewer
    Penny Brewer 8 месяцев назад +1


  • Val Mc
    Val Mc 8 месяцев назад +1

    This is what all TEDx Talks must emulate

  • David Frazier
    David Frazier 8 месяцев назад +1

    I'd vote for Simon for President!

  • Ersan
    Ersan 8 месяцев назад +51

    That improv at the end was legendary.

    • PresidentialWinner
      PresidentialWinner 7 месяцев назад +1

      Yeah man i would LOVE to be that good at impromptu speeches.

  • Somewhere Nearyou
    Somewhere Nearyou 8 месяцев назад +1

    No country that is a democracy is surviving these days infact every country we turn into one collapses- what we need is a replublic look it up - you've been brainwashed all democracy does is allow socialism and that ends up taking away your rights like the one to speak- time to wake up btw Italians like trump and so does any other country having problems w Muslims at this moment- great job

  • hyperborean72
    hyperborean72 8 месяцев назад +2

    Amazing speaker

  • Mizo Book Club
    Mizo Book Club 8 месяцев назад +8

    One of the best speeches i have ever heard!!Most useful, took a lot of notes

  • Denis Reinoso
    Denis Reinoso 8 месяцев назад +2

    dude perfect!

  • Michael Tipton
    Michael Tipton 9 месяцев назад

    This should be retitled: “How to lie like a real politician”

  • elizabeth johnson
    elizabeth johnson 9 месяцев назад +1

    Brilliant... That Rhetoric is only taught in Eton where 19 out of 20 Politicians who , try and control us in the UK all were taught. That is scary ... Yes he speaks quickly but they are given a short time to put across their message.. 15/16 mins max as we lose concentration otherwise.

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    mbilo & daughter printers 9 месяцев назад


  • Saurabh Nautiyal
    Saurabh Nautiyal 9 месяцев назад

    i think some people without knowing have some ability how to convince people or maybe manipulate but i think when a person tells truth it's easy to convince people if it's for thier benefit

  • TyrionDies
    TyrionDies 9 месяцев назад +1

    That closing statement! Wow!

  • Rem Ruati
    Rem Ruati 9 месяцев назад +1

    One of the best on speech learning i have ever heard,i'm taking notes notes

  • Steve Stevenson
    Steve Stevenson 9 месяцев назад

    I've never heard an Australian say that

  • Simoune Philippe S. Vale
    Simoune Philippe S. Vale 9 месяцев назад +1

    Wow! Thank you.

  • Celine Linesse
    Celine Linesse 9 месяцев назад +1

    goosebumps. absolutely loved this speech​.

  • Dr Drew Brazier
    Dr Drew Brazier 9 месяцев назад +1

    Brilliant speech! Thanks for posting.

  • Lee Hayden
    Lee Hayden 9 месяцев назад

    i need a bottle of wine at a Ted x

  • m.asrar Poya
    m.asrar Poya 9 месяцев назад +1

    very useful!!!

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    COLLINS ADDO 10 месяцев назад +2

    I love how he caught the audience attention 🖒