10 Tips to Creating a Great TED style talk

Giving a great talk doesn't just happen. 10 tips from the process I take my TEDx clients through so they can give the talk of their lives.

  1. What do you want your audience to take away from your talk?
  2. Understand the flow of the story, pick out the key points and create an outline
  3. Flesh out the story (Storytelling skill required)
  4. Create smooth transitions from one point to the next
  5. Decide what emotion needs to be conveyed for each part of the story
  6. Slides or no slides? If yes – slide development (Make sure you know the rules for the event)
  7. Timing, cadence, body language and allowing for audience reaction
  8. Tightening the story, first audience impression, stage presence, clothing, makeup/hair, getting comfortable working with the clicker while talking, what to do if something goes wrong, etc
  9. Polish talk to final shine, final performance, understand clock management, etc
  10. If there are stage fright or performance anxiety issues address throughout the process

It takes at least 50 hours of work to give a good talk. No you can’t cram!

If you are ready to get serious about giving your TEDx talk, the TEDx Speaker Bootcamp Series is right for you. Click here for details and to apply.

As always, I wish you the MOST from your potential!
Doc Robyn 

If you are ready to give your TEDx talk or want to learn to communicate in the powerful, concise TEDx style email me: DocRobyn@ChampPerformance.com or call 302-307-3091.


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