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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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

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Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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207 Connecting with Your Co-Speakers – Rabbi Elchanan Poupko
30 Oct 2018

Relationships, Speaking, Connection, Community, Preparation

207 Connecting with Your Co-Speakers – Rabbi Elchanan Poupko

Summary

There are many benefits to becoming a TEDx speaker: spreading ideas, connecting with an audience, taking your skills to another level, and many others. Today’s guest shares how he was impacted by an unexpected benefit: connecting with his co-speakers.

Rabbi Elchanan Poupko is an eleventh-generation rabbi, the founding editor of The YU Lamdan (The Wilf Campus Torah Journal), and the president of EITAN (The American Israeli Jewish Network). He also served as a Rabbinic Intern at Park East Synagogue in New York. He holds a Master’s degree in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Poupko is a member of the Rabbinical Council of America.

We’ll explore:

  • Rabbi Poupko’s experience speaking at TEDx Lincoln Square.
  • The backstory of how Rabbi Poupko and Tricia connected.
  • The value of connecting with other TEDx speakers.
  • What Rabbi Poupko learning about himself during the TEDx speaking process.
  • What he would do differently next time.
  • The value of practice and feedback in the preparation process.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has helped Rabbi Poupko personally and professionally.
  • The most surprising thing about doing a TEDx talk.
  • Three suggestions for anyone planning to take the TEDx stage.

Interview Links

Rabbi Poupko’s TEDx talk: The High Price of Political Polarization

RabbiPoupko.com

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Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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206 Becoming a Bridge-Builder – Mary Gauthier
23 Oct 2018

Music, Bridges, Relationships, Insecurity, Connection

206 Becoming a Bridge-Builder – Mary Gauthier

Summary

TEDx speakers not only use words to connect with an audience. They also use other art forms such as music. Today’s guest shares how she uses music to build bridges between people, as well as the role music played in her recent TEDx talk.

Mary Gauthier is known as a songwriter’s songwriter. Her latest release, Rifles & Rosary Beads, is a collection of songs she co-wrote with U.S. Veterans over the last five years through Songwriting With Soldiers, a non-profit that offers Veterans a chance to work with professional songwriters. The songs on Rifles and Rosary Beadstell the story of the affect war has had on the Americans who have served, as well as their families. It has been nominated for record of the year by the Americana Music Association.

We’ll explore:

  • The power of using story through song to create empathy.
  • How Mary is using music to build bridges during a divided time.
  • Mary’s experience as a TEDx speaker, and how it challenged her.
  • How TED talks are a unique art form.
  • What Mary learned about herself while preparing for her talk.
  • What she would do differently in the future.
  • The most surprising thing about Mary’s experience at TEDx.
  • How being a TEDx speaker has helped her personally and professionally.
  • Mary’s advice for potential TEDx speakers.

Interview Links

MaryGauthier.com

Mary’s TEDx talk: Saved by a Song

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Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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205 Leave Room For Flow – Jim Curtis
16 Oct 2018

Speaking, Fear, Flow, Impact, Audience

205 Leave Room for Flow – Jim Curtis

Summary

As a speaker, how do you balance the need to rehearse your talk while also leaving room for flow? Today’s guest shares his experience as a TEDx speaker and delivers valuable insights about going with the flow while also staying prepared.

Jim Curtis has had a prolific career in health publishing, serving as a key leader in the rapid growth of three leading national health sites, WebMD, EverydayHealth, and Remedy Health Media. Jim is the author of the new book, The Stimulati Experience, that curates transformational skills learned from twenty years of fighting a chronic health condition of his own while serving as a patient advocate.

He is the creator of the documentary series Elders, is an active public speaker, a TEDx speaker board member, and business coach to start-up entrepreneurs. Jim’s focus is on achieving health, happiness, and purpose through mindset, lowering inflammation in both the mind and body. He has been featured in The New York Times, Fox News, Elite Daily, The Daily News, Bloomberg, HuffPo, Thrive Global, Rodale Health, US News and World Report, and others. Jim lives in NYC with his son, Aidan, and rescue dog, Odie.

We’ll explore:

  • Jim’s new role as President and CEO of the company Modern Sanctuary.
  • His experience of being a speaker at TEDx Lincoln Square.
  • What it takes to craft your talk for maximum impact.
  • What Jim learned about himself during the process of speaking for TEDx Lincoln square, and what he would do differently.
  • The most surprising part of the experience.
  • Three pieces of advice for potential TEDx speakers.
  • The value of leaving room for flow in your talk.

Interview Links

Jim’s TEDx talk: The Cosmic Algorithm: Deciphering The Signs

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Resources

FREE Ebook: 7 Step Formula for Fearless Speaking

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