207 Connecting with Your Co-Speakers – Rabbi Elchanan Poupko

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Relationships, Speaking, Connection, Community, Preparation

207 Connecting with Your Co-Speakers – Rabbi Elchanan Poupko


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.

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