How do I set up a TEDx event to achieve both quality audio and video?
03 May 2018

If you are producing a TEDx event, it’s imperative that your audio and lighting is top quality. If the speakers are dark and you cannot hear them, the videos will not be posted on the TEDx YouTube Channel. That would not only be a disappointment for your speakers, who have worked so hard to prepare for your event, but it would also be a disappointment for the millions of potential viewers who might be moved and changed by these ideas worth spreading.

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Is speaking at TEDx worth it?
03 May 2018

If you have an idea worth spreading and want to take your speaking credibility to the next level, then yes speaking at TEDx is worth it. The TEDx organization is directly affiliated with TED, Chris Anderson’s amazing not for profit organization. The idea to merge technology, entertainment and design happened at a conference in 1984 headed up by Richard Saul Wurman. Then in 2001 Chris Anderson transitioned in and he became curator. TED Global was then formed and TED Talks were put online for free so anyone could watch.

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How can I become a better speaker?
03 May 2018

The best way to become a better speaker is to speak. You must constantly put yourself under mild stress over and over again in order to become a free and conversational speaker. That means speak in front of your family, where you know they love you, first. Then increase the stress by speaking in front of your friends. You just raised the stakes a little. Then give your big talk in front of your colleagues, where the stress level increases a bit more. Now begin to speak in front of groups of strangers where you have increased your stress even more. You must do your plies, just like a dancer. Repetition is the key.

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Are TED talks a good political outlet?
20 Apr 2018

The TED or TEDx stage is not and should never be a political outlet. TED and TEDx speakers need to have a nonpartisan, nonpolitical voice. They can be “relevant but not political” said Chris Anderson, Curator of TED, during an online chat for TEDx organizers along with Executive Director of TEDx. Chris asked us to remember the importance of the reasons for the debate, finding the solutions for that debate and not driving the theater behind the debate.

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