Ask the Expert: How to get a TEDx Talk with Adam Lewis Walker | POP 734

A photo of Adam Lewis Walker is captured. Adam Lewis Walker is a TEDx keynote speaker, coach and best-selling author. Adam Lewis Walker is featured on Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

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.

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Meet Adam Lewis Walker

A photo of Adam Lewis Walker is captured. He is a TEDx keynote speaker, coach and best-selling author. Adam is featured on the Practice of the Practice, a therapist podcast.

Adam Lewis Walker is a TEDx keynote speaker, coach and best-selling author. He hosts the top-ranked podcast Awaken Your Alpha, interviewing the world’s elite minds in over 350 episodes since early 2014. In addition, Adam recently launched The TalkXcelerator Podcast for aspiring TEDx Speakers to learn how to achieve their talk. This accompanies The TalkXcelerator Program that takes clients hand in hand to achieve their goals.

Adam’s book, “Awaken Your Alpha – Tales & Tactics To Thrive” became an international bestseller on its release. He also gave the TEDx talk Awaken Your Alpha, How to Rise Up and has been featured in The Huffington Post, ESPN, PodFest, Influencers Radio, and many other media outlets.

Visit Awaken Your Alpha, TalkXcelerator, and connect on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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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Meet Joe Sanok

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Joe Sanok helps counselors to create thriving practices that are the envy of other counselors. He has helped counselors to grow their businesses by 50-500% and is proud of all the private practice owners that are growing their income, influence, and impact on the world. Click here to explore consulting with Joe.

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