Do you want to become a TEDx speaker? Have you decided that you want to do it, or are you thinking about it? Which information should you look for about the event checklist?
In this Ask the Expert podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks about how to get a TEDx Talk with Adam Lewis Walker.
In this Podcast:
- How to put a TEDx Talk together
- Decide and go
- Study your event checklist
- Adam’s tips for your TEDx Talk
How to put a TEDx Talk together
1 – Mindset
2 – Idea formula
There is a formula to at least improve what you’ve got. If you’ve got something legendary, I’m sure you can tweak it [because] we can all improve. (Adam Lewis Walker)
3 – Event checklist
What is unique about your perspective, your idea? It’s there for all of us, but you just have to do a little bit of work … it’s the mix of you, your idea, [and] the event.
Why is your idea specific to the event? What about your background makes your input valuable to this event?
Decide and go
Getting into a TEDx event is difficult because:
- The organizers don’t make it easy so that you can prove you want it
- The organizers are volunteers and therefore have other things to do as well
If you want to speak at a TEDx event, it will be difficult to get in, but that is how you prove that you are committed. You need to research.
Talking about mindset, it is definitely a decision … not, “I’m going to do a TEDx Talk one day”, that’s too [vague] because that never generally happens … [when you say], “I’m going to do a TEDx Talk, I’m going to be a TEDx speaker in the next year”, that’s different. (Adam Lewis Walker)
Study your event checklist
- Location: do you have some link to the area where the event is happening?
- Date: are you available for the set date? Where will you be in the world, and what would be happening in your life?
- Theme: is there a theme to this TEDx event? Is it broad or focused?
- Type: TEDx Live, University, Women, Connect, Kids, Internal … there are many different types of events.
Adam’s tips for your TEDx Talk
- Record your talk and listen back to it
Know that your first or when you think you’ve got your final draft, that it needs a few runs over it, to say the least, because the more work you put into it the better it becomes. (Adam Lewis Walker)
- A TEDx Talk is great practice and experience for becoming a better public speaker
- Repurpose content for other streams such as YouTube or starting a podcast on your passion topic
Books mentioned in this episode:
BOOK | Adam Lewis Walker – Awaken Your Alpha: Tales and Tactics to Thrive
BOOK | Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan – The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
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