209 Speak from a Place of Love – Antuan Magic Raimone
13 Nov 2018

Vulnerability, Relationships, Audience, Connection, Love

209 Speak from a Place of Love – Antuan Magic Raimone

Summary

Speaking from a stage can represent power, authority, and leadership. Today’s guest shares a powerful reminder that love is also vital part of the speaker’s equation for connecting with an audience and spreading great ideas.

Antuan Magic Raimone is an actor, TEDx speaker, and activist with twenty years of experience in musical theater who is currently a Universal Swing for Hamiltonon Broadway. He was also the Vacation Swing for In The Heightson Broadway and has performed at Radio City Music Hall and the Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee. As a speaker, he most recently gave a keynote speech at the SPECTRUM Conference in Albany, NY. He also spoke at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and is a member of the OVS Advisory Council.

We’ll explore:

  • Magic’s current role as a “swing” in Hamilton.
  • What Magic learned about himself during the process of being a TEDx speaker.
  • What he would do differently as a speaker, and what he would repeat.
  • The value of rehearsing so that you can connect with the audience.
  • What was most surprising about Magic’s TEDx experience.
  • Three pieces of advice for potential TEDx speakers.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has helped Magic personally and professionally.

Interview Links

Antuan.org

Magic’s TEDx talk: Soldier of Love: My Survivor Story

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Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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To Give a Great Presentation, Distill Your Message to Just 15 Words
07 Nov 2018

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In my two years working as a TedX producer, and my 27 years working in film, television, theater, and events production, I have worked with hundreds of speakers, and with actors including Kate Winslet, Christopher Walken, Susan Sarandon, and the late James Gandolfini. All of the speakers and actors I’ve worked with rely on technique when they walk on to a stage or a set. They don’t simply hope they will connect with the scene or with their scene partner. The same applies to anyone who’s public speaking. While you may not deliver a captivating talk every time, you can learn to apply technique, and in turn, become a fearless speaker every time. But your nerves are not the only thing you have to master. You must also:

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208 Breaking Down Your Ideas – Madison Campbell
06 Nov 2018

Science, Space, Speaking, Ideas, Audience

208 Breaking Down Your Ideas – Madison Campbell

Summary

One of the hallmarks of an effective TEDx talk is connecting with an audience and spreading your ideas. But if you are not careful, you can overwhelm your audience with unnecessary details related to your topic. Today’s guest shares her experience as a TEDx speaker and how she broke down the ideas of a complex topic.

Madison is a Researcher, Data Scientist, and Medical Program Director. She is also the Chapter President for Young Americans for Liberty. Her research on neurodegenerative diseases has been published in 12 studies. She discovered creative expression at a young age through dance and as a young adult devoted her education to ballet and musical theater. Her life took a drastic turn when she received a diagnosis of “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome” as a freshman in college. Despite her low energy levels, she was determined not to let that hold her back from enjoying college. After being told by her surgeon she was not allowed to have a summer job, she found herself immersed in recovery so her illness would not hold her back. Little did she know, this restful recovery would soon encourage her to a new line of work. Her illness pushed her to seek more knowledge in the scientific field of infectious diseases, epidemiology, and neuro-epidemiology.

We’ll explore:

  • How she has blended her interests in epidemiology and space travel.
  • Madison’s experience being a TEDx speaker.
  • What she learned about herself in the process of preparing her talk.
  • What Madison would do differently next time.
  • The surprising aspects of doing a TEDx talk.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has impacted Madison personally and professionally.
  • Three pieces of advice for potential TEDx speakers.

Interview Links

Madison’s TEDx talk: Viruses in Space, Cancer at Home

Connect with Madison on LinkedIn

Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

Follow Tricia Brouk on Twitter

Connect with Tricia Brouk on Facebook

Connect with Tricia Brouk on LinkedIn

Follow The Big Talk on Twitter

Follow The Big Talk NYC on Instagram

TriciaBrouk.com

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