Are you thinking about delivering a TEDx talk or bringing a TED-style session to your conference? If you’re not ready for TedX speaker coaching, but want to find and deliver your big idea on a TedX stage, this guide can help — from practical advice for how to create your talk, and finding a place to Read More
TED and TEDx Talks
If you're invited to speak at a TED or TEDx event, say yes! These public speaking platforms offer a unique chance to grow your skills and reach a wider audience with your message.
When I was in school, I had to write a lot of essays. This was great practice for thinking logically (and becoming a speechwriter!), and I hope that essays haven’t gone the way of the rotary telephone. But today, TED Talks are also being assigned in class. So I sometimes hear from students who have Read More
Giving an Academic Talk in the TED style? Start with a Big Idea and Passion! If you’ve ever seen a TED, TEDx, or TED-style presentation, you already know that they’re very different from standard academic research-based presentations. (They’re different from standard business presentations, too.) This means, to use an expression that I love, You can’t get Read More
NOTE: This post isn’t just for conference organizers! The tips that it outlines will also help presenters, or teams working on group presentations and pitches! **** I recently had the delightful experience of coaching presenters for GEER. “GEER” is the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference, a semi-annual event that’s hosted by the University of Florida Read More
Ten years ago, a post on how to book a TEDx talk would have been very short, because TEDx didn’t even exist until 2009. Since then, there’ve been 15,000 TEDx (local TED-style) events, and the number of Internet views of TED speeches recently hit the billion mark. Obviously, the word is out. And since many people want to share their ideas from a TEDx Read More