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Top TEDx Talks for Authors Named by Book Publicist Scott Lorenz

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Top TEDx Talks for Authors Named by Book Publicist Scott Lorenz

September 20
13:30 2022

Plymouth, MI, USA – September 19, 2022 – Book Publicist Scott Lorenz says TEDx Talks are an invaluable resource for authors. “Whether you’re an aspiring author, early on in your career, or have been on the New York Times Best Seller list multiple times, you can definitely learn something from the best,” says Lorenz. “Since there are countless TEDx Talks out there, I’ve curated a list of the top talks most beneficial for authors. No matter what your goals are as an author, they’re sure to motivate, inspire, intrigue, and educate you in some way, shape or form,” said Lorenz, “Here’s my list.”

How to Sell Your Book Without Selling Your Soul by Steve Harrison

I’ve known Steve Harrison for 25+ years. He is a leading book marketing and book publishing expert whose company helped launch a number of bestselling books including Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Chicken Soup for the Soul. In his TEDx talk, you’ll learn a four-step method that will allow you to sell your book more effectively. All types of people, therapists, doctors, business owners, and authors reach out to him for advice on how to take their ventures to the next level. Check out Steve’s web class here:

The Clues to a Great Story by Andrew Stanton

Screenwriter Andrew Stanton and the face behind Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo, and many others shares all the essential elements needed for a great story. He explains that storytelling is a lot like joke telling because you have to know your punchline. Stanton reinforces the fact that whatever you write should connect with others emotionally. Give them a reason to care.

Want to Be More Creative? Go for a Walk by Marily Oppezzo

Regardless of the genre, creativity is key to a successful book. That’s where this quick, five-minute TED talk by Marily Oppezzo, a behavioral and learning scientist comes in. According to Oppezzo, a simple walk can be all it takes to get your creative juices flowing. It might help you out the next time you get stuck during your next brainstorm.

Words, Not Ideas by Mattie Bamman

Mattie Bamman is a culinary writer and editor who came up with this TED talk to explain why writer’s block happens and what you can do to overcome it. She suggests that it’s the words themselves that often make writing a challenge. That’s why you should view words as objects, estimate how many you need, and create a blueprint that will help you complete the books.

How To Write A Book In A Weekend: Serve Humanity By Writing A Book by Chandler Bolt

Author of six bestselling books and CEO of Self Publishing School, Chandler Bolt gave a TED talk called “How To Write A Book In A Weekend: Serve Humanity By Writing A Book.” It revolves around his belief that the best way to serve humanity is to write a book. Bolt also dives into what keeps most people from getting started and how you can get your rough draft done in just one weekend.

“The bottom line,” says Lorenz “TED’s mission is ‘ideas worth spreading,’ and I believe these TED and TEDx Talks firmly live up to it. Check them out. You won’t be disappointed!”

About Book Publicist Scott Lorenz

Book publicist Scott Lorenz is President of Westwind Book Marketing, a public relations and marketing firm that has a special knack for working with authors to help them get all the publicity they deserve and more. Lorenz works with bestselling authors and self-published authors promoting all types of books, whether it’s their first book or their 15th book. He’s handled publicity for books by CEOs, CIA Officers, Navy SEALS, Homemakers, Fitness Gurus, Doctors, Lawyers and Adventurers. His clients have been featured by Good Morning America, FOX & Friends, CNN, ABC News, New York Times, Nightline, TIME, PBS, LA Times, USA Today, Washington Post, Woman’s World, & Howard Stern to name a few.

Learn more about Westwind Communications’ book marketing approach at or contact Lorenz at [email protected] or 734-667-2090 or fill out the form below. Follow Lorenz on Twitter @aBookPublicist.

Want help titling a book? Check out Scott Lorenz’s new award winning, bestselling book: Book Title Generator – A Proven System in Naming Your Book (

Read more about Lorenz’s take on TED Talks on his blog

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