How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen | TEDxNewYork

  • Published on Jan 15, 2015
  • This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences.
    In a hilarious talk capping off a day of new ideas at TEDxNewYork, professional funny person Will Stephen shows foolproof presentation skills to make you sound brilliant -- even if you are literally saying nothing. (Full disclosure: This talk is brought to you by two TED staffers, who have watched a LOT of TED Talks.)
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Comments • 5 848

  • Devyn Tucker
    Devyn Tucker 7 hours ago


  • Nothing is Real
    Nothing is Real Day ago

    Great opening jahshsh

  • Xavier A
    Xavier A 2 days ago

    Actually he has a topic. His topic is talking about nothing. Altough he his incredibly good and we need to give him that. He ´s a great bamboozler

  • joelouis321
    joelouis321 2 days ago

    This guy has more knowledge and made more sense than leftists, sjw's, Democrats, college professors and Bill Maher combined.

  • Russell Fernandez
    Russell Fernandez 2 days ago

    My favourite Ted talk of all time

  • Rohaan Muzaffar
    Rohaan Muzaffar 2 days ago

    when you have a 4000 word essay to write and you have no clue what you're gonna write

  • The Ethicist Philosophy Show

    @04:14 "2070 coming up."

  • bad muchacho b
    bad muchacho b 3 days ago +1

    getting some r/SUBREDDITNAME vibes

  • Pedro Mattos
    Pedro Mattos 4 days ago

    This guy knows what he's talking about!

  • Alex R.
    Alex R. 4 days ago

    this is fkin brilliant omfg

  • Ooops C
    Ooops C 4 days ago

    Actually his presentation and it’s timing are all very well structured, let alone capturing his audience for 6 minutes without a dead air moment. Try to watch beyond its “content” and one will learn something really important about presenting. 👍🏻

  • ぽよふわちゃん!


  • Yasar Arafath
    Yasar Arafath 5 days ago

    if i comment here. i am making a point with that like the talk is good or inspirational or he is not making any point at all.

  • Alexander Smart
    Alexander Smart 6 days ago +4

    Huh! Ok, this guy knows what he's talking about!

  • patrick vergé
    patrick vergé 7 days ago

    c'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire que l'on doit fermer sa gueule. :) :)

  • Ayen zzz
    Ayen zzz 7 days ago +3

    I wonder how it fells to watch this on mute .

  • /\irWEB
    /\irWEB 8 days ago +3

    Shoot I just realized that ONE is ACTUALLY equal to ONE!

  • Daniel Morgan
    Daniel Morgan 9 days ago +2

    Watch it with the sound off. It actually does look like he’s saying... well.... things

  • Karim Ali
    Karim Ali 9 days ago +4

    I feel sorry for who ever was next to that guy!

  • Ultimate Dude
    Ultimate Dude 10 days ago +1

    Literally me writing an essay.

  • Parzival high
    Parzival high 10 days ago

    hahahahhahaha OMG

  • Lucas van Kampen
    Lucas van Kampen 10 days ago

    get a lief

  • Lucas van Kampen
    Lucas van Kampen 10 days ago

    you little fuk


  • Gabriel Borges
    Gabriel Borges 11 days ago


  • Ernesto Simon
    Ernesto Simon 11 days ago

    Otro que ha visto el último debate electoral en España. Jeje

  • Werneck Twins
    Werneck Twins 11 days ago

    this is genuinely the only TEDx I can do

  • Jutteau Adrien
    Jutteau Adrien 11 days ago

    The guy have just demonstrated how useless and pathetic are Ted can be nobody, and make people think you're smart by showing numbers, graphs and having prepared your speech... that's why I never watch these American-style "shows

  • Yuli Manolita
    Yuli Manolita 11 days ago

    He wasn't saying anything yet i am still watching till the end

  • omar Al-Zoubi
    omar Al-Zoubi 12 days ago

    the power of advertisment
    he was amazing

  • Остап Бульба

    Прикольно. Отражает суть большинства интернет лекций и всех до единой развлекательных передач.

  • Wasey Maqsood
    Wasey Maqsood 13 days ago

    bruh... if only my teacher could let me see this in school.....

  • Kainat Sandhu
    Kainat Sandhu 13 days ago

    The best ted talk ever

    S_MAGIC _ONE 14 days ago

    Political do the same for hours and hours... And people still believe!

  • Seung Joo Kim
    Seung Joo Kim 14 days ago +3

    I think that his friend told him yesterday

  • Kottonkandy09
    Kottonkandy09 15 days ago +1

    Step one: get a TED-Talk

  • 村田達郎
    村田達郎 15 days ago

    his talking skill is so brilliant and the content is far ironic. those confrontations made people burst into laughter and recognize natural awareness.

  • IB
    IB 16 days ago


  • Ferdinard Chris
    Ferdinard Chris 16 days ago

    6 fuckin straight minutes making absolutely no reasonable points or sense😂👍

  • With Love Shimin
    With Love Shimin 16 days ago

    You guys should watch mamaangam.

  • Oscar
    Oscar 16 days ago

    When you need to write more to reach the word count on a test

  • Mushin Video
    Mushin Video 16 days ago

    By saying nothing, he said everything

  • Phoenix V
    Phoenix V 16 days ago


  • Doerian
    Doerian 16 days ago

    His speech made more sense than the TheXvid Algorithm.

  • Tekkerue
    Tekkerue 17 days ago +1

    BS Level: Politician

  • R. D.
    R. D. 17 days ago +1

    This is exactly what is left after you forgot all facts you ever learned, the finger print of education.

  • _s _
    _s _ 17 days ago

    Also, he has achieved a lot of watching

  • Finlay Hutchinson
    Finlay Hutchinson 18 days ago

    Thank god for this video. I'll definitely use these tips next ted talk I do

  • Scarlett Felix
    Scarlett Felix 19 days ago +1

    this reminded me of the slam poetry scene from 22 jumpstreet

  • Boo!
    Boo! 19 days ago

    Don't be a dum dum

  • Jon Watte
    Jon Watte 19 days ago

    Best Ted talk!

  • Jakene Reaves
    Jakene Reaves 19 days ago +6

    This describes literally every powerpoint I have ever given. I wish I was exaggerating.

  • Han Myohset
    Han Myohset 19 days ago

    This is one of the most extraordinary Ted Talks I've ever seen.
    It started with nonsense and I knew it will end nonsense.
    But I don't know why I watched it to the end!

  • alejandro
    alejandro 19 days ago

    clap clap clap

  • Rizza Mae Bandola
    Rizza Mae Bandola 20 days ago +1

    Non-english speakers watching this: WOW THIS GUY IS SMART AND A GOOD SPEAKER

  • Big Johnson
    Big Johnson 20 days ago +3

    This is the best TED talk I have ever heard.

  • Harsh Parekh
    Harsh Parekh 20 days ago

    This serves as a great learning experience why Ted talks are very likely to be bs.
    They are things that make the audience feel smart but don't actually teach them anything.

  • Matthew McCabe
    Matthew McCabe 21 day ago

    He just pulled a pro gamer moment

  • julia xiao
    julia xiao 21 day ago

    this is perfectly something i could use to waste my time when i'm bored while recieveing 0 information lol

  • Alexone Xavi
    Alexone Xavi 22 days ago

    boomer humor