#282: How to Become a TEDx Speaker

January 2, 2019

#282: How to Become a TEDx Speaker

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TEDx is known for the vast array of topics and ideas they share with the world. Due to the impact that they make in small communities and globally, people have high expectations for TEDx speakers. If you want to make a difference by sharing your excellent ideas as a TEDx speaker, then you’ll want to know how to increase your chances of being selected to speak and how to proceed once you’ve been given the opportunity.
In this episode, I go over the steps to take when applying to be a TEDx speaker. I explain how you can land a TEDx talk and how you can rock it with your content and other factors, such as nonverbal language, delivery and stage presence, to make your presentation impactful.
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In This Episode of The Sigrun Show:

  • Difference between open application versus closed application
  • How to assess if your idea is worth spreading
  • When and how to start preparing your presentation
  • An effective memorization technique
  • Why you should work with a coach
  • Significance of using breaks and pauses
  • What to do once your talk is over
  • How to promote your TEDx talk
  • How to think of a good title for your presentation

Key Takeaways:

  1. Let the TEDx staff know why they should care.
  2. First-time speakers are welcome.
  3. Check your script for quotables.
  4. Start your talk in the middle of the action.
  5. Consider hiring a coach.
  6. Consider SEO when picking a good name for your talk.

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