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10 Things You Need to Know to Create a Powerful TED or TEDx Talk

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lunch break, on your own
Location: NSA Conference Center, 1500 S. Priest Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
Early Registration: $149
Registration (at the door): $179
No refunds after 5 p.m. March 29, 2017.
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10 Things You Need to Know to Create a Powerful TED or TEDx Talk

with Doug Stevenson, CSP

TED is the most significant thing to happen to public speaking in the last decade. Successful TED presentations can change your life; they can make your entire career. This full day workshop will teach you how to be considered for the most important stage in the world, a TED event, and how to craft and present a winning talk. Click for flyer

  1. Understand the criteria for being chosen
  2. Develop your ONE BIG idea worth spreading
  3. Know the difference between TED and TEDx
  4. Prepare a proposal that stands out
  5. Create a catchy title that gets the organizers’ attention
  6. Construct a short TED-like talk using a simple template
  7. Identify the story that makes your talk memorable
  8. Learn why average speakers get chosen over professional speakers
  9. Develop a rehearsal schedule to get ready for the big day
  10. Determine whether you need to use PowerPoint slides

Hear more about what you’ll learn that day.

This is not a TED or TEDx endorsed event. Attending this workshop will not guarantee that you will be chosen to speak at a TED or TEDx conference. The proceeds from this event will benefit the NSA-Arizona chapter of the National Speakers Association. Doug Stevenson will not be compensated for presenting this workshop.

Doug Stevenson, CSP, a TEDx speaker, has been behind the scenes with TEDx Tucson and has participated in the speaker selection process. He has coached the speakers who were chosen and has helped design a TEDx conference. What he’s learned will surprise you and help you understand what it takes to be chosen to be a TED or TEDx speaker.



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"As speakers, we never fight over the size of our slice of the pie, we build a bigger pie."
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(1907-1997)