Category Archive for "TedX"

Always make it worth your audience’s time

Know your target audience and deliver the right message at the right time. Timing your delivery and content creation is critical to capturing your audience’s attention. I gave a “TedX” style presentation at a conference a little while ago.  I was the fourth, and last, speaker of the group and the only one who didn’t do a 15 minute advertisement for my company or product. Unsurprisingly, the previous 3 speakers were not received well, for a number of reasons: Two…

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A business presentation isn’t a TED talk

March 28, 2016

Why everybody loves TED talks. No matter what your interest you are bound to find someone who can share knowledge and experience in the area. It’s a wonderful invention and I, like many others, am thankful that the concept has developed as it has. One of the offshoots has been an increase in people wanting to replicate the TED talk style in situations that aren’t necessarily appropriate for that approach. TED talks take many different formats and with many different…

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