Every speaker wants their audience to open up and be vulnerable. But you have to first set the stage. Today’s guest speaks to the importance of letting your guard down and sharing your story so the audience can follow. The result is greater impact and the opportunity to help your them in a deeper way.
What is the best way to lead and influence an audience? Today’s guest reminds us that the best way to impact others is to put ourselves in the background and focus on them. By supporting people in a non-judgmental way and listening to them, we can make a huge impact on their lives.
Today’s guest speaks to a youth audience but she takes an unusual approach to connect with them. Instead of just giving advice, she listens intently and pays attention to what they say through art, music, and social media. You’ll learn to apply this powerful strategy so you can also better connect with your audience.
One of the key aspects of becoming an effective speaker is learning about your audience. Today’s guest delivers actionable steps to help uncover an audience’s most important needs, as well as what to do at the end of your presentation.
Every audience is different, and an effective speaker cannot blindly approach every audience the same way. Today’s guest shares her secrets for learning about her audience and crafting an experience that they will respond to.
You cannot serve and connect with your audience without first knowing them. Today’s guest shares practical, actionable strategies for uncovering information about your audience that will help you motivate, inspire, and encourage them.
Not every speaker is a great fit for every audience. It takes a special communicator to stay within his or her lane and realize when they are not a good fit for a particular tribe. Today’s guest will help you play your position, stick with your strengths, and make an impact by serving your audience in a way that reaches them best.
Speaking is not a one-way street where information flows from you to the audience. Today’s guest shows you how asking for feedback from your audience—whether it’s a podcast, live, or other type of audience—helps you connect and serve them better.
The phrase “It’s not about you” perhaps applies most of all to a TEDx organizer. Today’s guest shares how she puts the focus on others and helps people get out of their own way … not only in life, but also in her work with TEDx.
No matter what your background, you can use skills from any field to help you plan and organize a TEDx event. This is especially true of today’s guest, who brings a wealth of experience in producing and event planning. She will inspire you with her pursuit of excellence and desire to serve and empower women through her work with TEDxStLouis
All TEDx events share common elements: speakers, an audience, event organizers, and more. But each event is also an experience that is unique to its own time and place. Today’s guest shares how she has taken unique aspects of her local community and integrated them into her TEDx event for greater impact.
Today’s guest brings a unique perspective as a TEDx organizer who operates in an “east meets west” cultural setting. Shelly Govila shares how she has been a key part of organizing the TEDxWanChai event in Hong Kong and how it has opened up so many possibilities in her life.
Many people who view a TED talk realize that preparation is an important part of the process. Today’s guest helps us see that when you combine serious preparation with an irresistible idea, the result can be magic.
TEDx events take place in all kinds of locations and communities. Today’s guest takes us behind the scenes of his efforts to spread great ideas in an unexpected setting: prisons.
A TEDx event not only impacts the community where it takes place. It also impacts those who help plan and organize it. Today’s guest shares how being a part of TEDx has helped her connect with both those who attend and participate, as well as the community around them.
TED talks have helped people from all cultures and walks of life come together to appreciate great ideas. Today’s guest is the founder of a TEDx event in India, and she shares her passion and wisdom for serving the global community through TEDx.
Although TEDx events consist of short, focused talks, it’s not just about “public speaking.” Today’s guest helps us understand the critical difference between speaking and spreading idea, and how this distinction comes to life at TEDxUCLA.
With so many TEDx events around the world, you may have noticed that the quality can vary among speakers and locations. Today’s guest is the organizer of one of the largest TEDx events in the world. She shares the team’s process of creating an event with both intentionality and excellence.
How does an employee of the government in Aruba become a TEDx organizer? On today's episdoe, you'll hear Elton Arends' amazing story of how TEDx helped him meet new people and begin impacting more lives through his work with TEDxAruba
Each TED event is focused on “ideas worth spreading.” Our guest today truly embodies this idea as the organizer of a TEDx event that includes a diversity of speakers across disciplines and genres. You’ll be inspired by Cherie’s creativity and passion for helping spread ideas in an ever-changing society.
Each TEDx event is unique to its community. On this episode, our guest shares her perspective on organizing TEDxTUM, which takes place in a university setting in Germany. Dora's experience and practical approach to involving the community will help you be more successful in your speaking and organizing as well.
Alex Opiel has see consistent growth in the TEDxBuffalo event over the last eight years. On this episode, she shares her passion for TEDx, how the event is organized, and why speakers must be in love with their idea.
On this introductory episode of Season 8, we take a behind-the-scenes look into the history of TED and how a TEDx event is produced. We also reveal the ten most popular TEDx talks and why each is so powerful.
What does an audience truly want? Do they come just for information or to hear a speaker read from notes or slides? Today’s guest offers a powerful reminder that an audience wants you to interpret your personal journey. By stepping into the shoes of the audience and understanding what moves them, you can create a voice that makes people want to listen.
There are many methods speakers use to communicate their message. Today’s guest shares how she uses the concept of channeling your message in order to impact an audience. You’ll learn practical tips for preparation along with many other insights into becoming a more effective speaker.