Day 104: It’s Ted, the musical

For Day 104 of my 365 Days of Ted talk I decided to have a little fun and watch a musical by the Ted staff, or as Ted says “a musical love letter to our speakers”

This Ted talk, correction musical, is directed towards would-be Ted speakers. It’s a light-hearted tongue in cheek look at what goes on in the mind of a Ted speaker before getting onto that stage. The musical starts with a would-be speaker getting a phone call letting her know that she has been accepted to give a Ted talk. A few moments later, Ted speaker coaches arrive on her doorstep to share some golden words of wisdom and some advice that all speakers should take note of.
  • Preparation is key. You must be primed if you want to succeed.
  • You need to bring something new to your speech.  It’s okay to to bring a topic to the table that everyone knows about, but you need to add a fresh perspective into the mix.
  • Don’t try to sell anything or some (or your Ted talk won’t end up online!)
  • Practice! Practice! Practice!

If you are looking for some light-hearted humor hit play and have a chuckle and sing-along with the Ted staff.

How do you prepare for a big talk? Please share your tips in the comments below.

Vanessa Rose