Talking TED Talk With An X – OHS027

This year I delivered my second TEDx talk as part of the TEDxTwinFalls event. In 2015 I was one of the speakers for the inaugural TEDxBoise event. Having the fortune of offering and delivering two TEDx Talks has been a true privilege. The experience of formulating, practicing, and sharing my ideas has helped me grow as a speaker. Plus, having been a Toastmaster for the past 7 years it is quite refreshing to speak in an arena so different than the Toastmasters stage. In 2017 I was one of the speech coaches for the TEDxBoise and TEDxTwinFalls events. I coached six speakers all together. One was an eleven year old girl and another were a pair of women together on the stage to share their idea. I will offer some of my experiences and advice as a coach from these two most recent TEDx Talks in Idaho. It is also important to keep in mind these are not TED Talks. They are “independently organized TED events” and speaking platforms. Anything TED with an “X” are locally organized franchised events supported by TED.

In my podcast this week I share my experiences training and offering my ideas worth sharing. There is mention of the differences between giving a TEDx Talk and competing in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking. I also give some advice about speaking for TEDx events and going through the application process to speak at TEDx. I share this knowledge as a speaker, a speaking coach, and as someone who has put on “TED Talk Workshops” on applying, speaking, and formulating a TEDx talk.

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Show Notes:

  • Delivering a TEDx talk in my local area.
  • Advice of the nature of practicing for a TEDx Talk and a bit of advice on writing the application.
  • Being a TEDx coach for two local event and some pointers and advice given to help the speakers.
  • Key differences between Toastmasters International and TEDx Talk and TED in general.
  • The History of TED Talks.
  • The Benefits I have received from Delivering two TEDx Talks and coaching TEDx Speakers.


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