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How to speak at a TEDx Event

Updated: Feb 23, 2023

Hello Taletellers, Talkers, Storytellers and Speakers

There is tonnes of information out there about how to become a TEDx speaker, I've researched the top tips for you can put words into action.

How do you become a speaker for a independent TEDx event?

📨 Contact the organizer directly through the TEDx event's own web page.

📚 You need a story which your listeners will learn or grow from, they need to be entertained.

🕵️‍♀️ Find a public speaking coach or join a group.

🔁 Practice your talk.

🗓 Apply 9 - 12 months in advance of the event you wish to talk at.

🙋‍♀️ Attend your local event, help out as a volunteer, get to know the organisers.

📺 Watch TEDx talks to gain inspiration.

🤝 There is load of advice which you can find online, for inspiration why not join a group like Meetup it's a great way meet others and find your community.


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🧸 If you know someone who belongs on the TED stage, or if you belong there yourself, we want to hear from you! Please use our speaker nomination form.

If you wish to suggest a speaker for a local, independent TEDx event, contact the organizer directly through the TEDx event's own web page.

✋ Don’t even think about applying for a TEDx Talk (Until you have taken these 6 steps)

🔦 Here's how to apply to give a TEDx Talk - Most people want to give a TEDx talk but have no idea how hard it is to refine an idea to get it accepted and to advance through the formal process.

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