Warning: this is a LONG post, full of screenshots and examples. It’s a full HOW-TO, not a vague description. If a TED Talk is a “someday” thing but not a “very soon or now” thing for you, this may not be a great article to read today. If you still want to stay in the loop, you can subscribe to my email list.
With so many great ideas being shared on the TED or TEDx stages, how do you really know if YOUR idea is good enough? And how do you find the most compelling version of your idea in the first place?
The way I see it, you’ve got a few options:
- You could sit around and be paralized in fear and never do anything about your dream to do a TED Talk (this is what most people do)
- You could apply to events blindly and probably get rejected, but never know if you could have made ONE little tweak to your idea to make it that much more interesting (this is what stupid people do
- You could test and hone your event using specific strategies, so that when it comes time to apply to speak at an event you KNOW your idea is incredible (this is what we’re going to do)