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$ ≠ A successful speaking engagement

A good friend of mine recently posted this blog post written by someone who refused a TEDx speaking engagement because it wasn’t paid.  You can check it out here.  The gist of what this fellow says though is this: TED costs $6,000 for a week; therefore, speakers should get paid TED is a non-profit, but […]

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Fake it until you become it: Review of Amy Cuddy’s TED talk

I’d like to share the best 21 minutes I spent this week with you.  It’s Amy Cuddy’s TED talk, where she talks about the ways that our brains actually change when we “power pose.” It’s powerful because she says a lot of things that I say to the speakers I coach:  it’s important to look […]

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Some of my favorite TED talks

When I was coaching TEDxHarlem, a number of the speakers asked me for talk references. Typically, my next steps would be to look up videos of those speakers already and then dive deep into finding existing TED talks that seemed like appropriate models for those particular speakers. Not everyone has the same speaking style, after […]

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What TED tips should you use for your presentation?

I’m deeply involved in TEDxHarlem as their speaker coach, which will be happening the week after this post.  In that role, it’s critical that I push speakers to abide the TED Speaker Commandments.  For your reference, they are here: TEDx SPEAKERS: THE TED COMMANDMENTS These 10 tips are the heart of a great TEDTalk. Dream […]

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Sources of presentation inspiration

Looking for some inspiration for your next presentation?  Don’t have time to go to a few conferences?  How about checking some out online?  Some of our favorite sites for this are: TED – many of the best presentations in the world, online! Ignite NYC – a speaker’s series that Martha works on.  5 minutes, 20 […]

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