Full disclosure: I have TED Talk FOMO. I’ve never given one. I got turned down for the TEDx event I recently pitched. It’s a goal of mine, so I wanted to know: Is it really worth it?
For experts and innovators, the TED Talk is the holy grail of achievement. Give one, the thinking goes, and you go from expert to thought leader. You can quit your day job, secure in the knowledge that your millions of views will translate into profit and power.