The Big Talk - TED Talk, Keynote and public speaking direction
I view public speakers through the same lens I do an actor. You have something important to say and it’s my job to help you find the way to say it with truth, confidence, vulnerability, awe, compassion and courage. I’ll direct you. I’ll add a layer of theatricality that will make your talk unique and unforgettable. I’ll break down your script just like I do with a film or play. I’ll identify the arcs the beats, and if what you are saying is actually what you mean to say. Once I do that, we’ll work together on clarifying, specifying and delivering your Big Talk through blocking, repetition, and simple techniques I use with actors. My goal in the room, is to free you up so that when you are working on the material, we can find new and interesting ways to communicate your very important talk. Once we find those, together, I will help you maintain the integrity and consistency of the performance so you can be free to have a conversation with your audience. I will help bring your life-changing speech into focus.
Following the ASCM Keynote of Petra Kolber on March 29, 2016:
"Your [Petra Kolber] keynote tonight will go down as one of my all time ever in the history of my life favorite talks!!!
Simply exceptional….your content was so solid and yet your delivery and ability to communicate it so beautifully and powerfully was incredible. I am blessed to have gotten to hear it live…thank you for sharing your heart and your life….my sense is that it will shift the atmosphere of the entire conference.
Dixie Stanforth, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin
Kinesiology & Health Education