What will I learn?
✓ How to craft a beautiful story to be told on stage
✓ How to add humour, drama, love and tears to your story
✓ How to add statistics as part of story and facts, so your story is not boring
✓ How to bring the audience to your story
✓ How to engage the audience with questions or jokes
✓ How to present
✓ Techniques of public speaking
✓ How to use intonation to make impact with your voice
✓ Using pauses in your speech to add drama, impact, sadness and laughter
- You don’t need to have any previous experience in public speaking or professional writing.
- TEDx Talks are not for professional speakers only. They are for all types of people of all ages with a great story to share. TEDs slogan is ‘ideas worth spreading’ so as long as your story has a meaning, lesson or gift to the public, you can be invited to come to the stage.
Rafael gave his Ted Talk on the 4th June 2016, in Royal Tunbridge Wells, discussing overcoming barriers such as language and network. Integrating into to the culture is one of the first steps but the endless battles with your inner voice are part of the everyday life of a migrant.
In his talk, Rafael covers his experiences as a migrant, including leaving Brazil to pursue a stigma-free life in London, the emotions he faced when confronted with challenges both internally and externally, building a network consisting of both professional and personal relations and also discusses his book ‘Moving Abroad One Step at a Time’; describing how he tailored each word to help migrants along during their on-going struggle.
Rafael’s talk is powerful, moving and emotional, sharing the reality of millions of migrants worldwide, giving a detailed, first-hand explanation on what it really takes to be a migrant entrepreneur.
TEDx Talk: What it takes to be a migrant entrepreneur’
I won the award for the ‘Most Popular Talk in 2016’ with over 150k views
Sharing the stage with Dame Kely Holmes – twice gold winner Olympian
Who is this course for?
- Men and women of all ages. You must ask the organisers of TED events if they have a minimum age.
- If you have a story that will make people cry or laugh but teach them a lesson, you this course is for you.
- TEDx Talks are mostly in English so you must be fluent in the language you will be speaking.
- Speakers can be from any race, gender, nationality or religion.
TED Talk – testimonial from Lara
What are you going to achieve if you buy this course?
- You will understand what composes a great TED story.
- You will learn to create a ‘story’ that takes people on a ‘journey’.
- You will learn about tone of voice, pauses, laughter and cry in talks.
- Build confidence to deliver your story.
Welcome to TED TALK course, in which I will give you all the tips you need to deliver a successful TED TALK your turn. Before we get started, what is TED?
TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a media organisation which posts talks online for free distribution, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. TED was founded in February 1984 as a conference, which has been held annually since 1990. TED’s early emphasis was technology and design, consistent with its Silicon Valley origins, but it has since broadened its focus to include talks on many scientific, cultural, and academic topics.
The main TED conference is held annually in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Prior to 2014, the conference was held in Long Beach. TED events are also held throughout North America and in Europe and Asia, offering live streaming of the talks. They address a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. The speakers are given a maximum of 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Past speakers include Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, Al Gore, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Billy Graham, Richard Dawkins, Bill Gates, Bono, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, and many Nobel Prize winners. TED’s current curator is the British former computer journalist and magazine publisher Chris Anderson.
Since June 2006, TED Talks have been offered for free viewing online, under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives Creative Commons license, through TED.com. As of March 2016, over 2,400 TED Talks are freely available on the website. In June 2011, TED Talks’ combined viewing figure stood at more than 500 million, and by November 2012, TED Talks had been watched over one billion times worldwide. Not all TED Talks are equally popular, however. Those given by academics tend to be watched more online while art and design videos tend to be watched less than average.
In this lesson, you will learn how to have access to a TED Talk, from the invite, the referral to the application.
Your TED talk will have to based on the theme that you are given, which of course can be anything under the sun. Try to connect it to a subject that you know and are familiar with. Use your imagination and you will enthrall your audience!
At the end of the day, your TED talk has to have a meaning that is completely linked to the theme of the day. So pick a meaningful story to tell, one that your viewers will connect to the theme easily, and remember for years to come.
If I had any advice to give you, it would be to not place yourself as a victim. Remember, the purpose of your speech is to positively influence your audience.