Need a TEDx Coach?
Have you been asked to speak at a TEDx event, and need a speaking coach?
Maybe you need to refine your idea, or your “talk” is an outline, or a first draft, or a tenth draft. Wherever you are at on your talk journey, a seasoned second set of eyes and ears can help you see and find things to make your talk the best it can be. If you are interested to learn more, you can book directly on my calendar for an intro call with me.
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Giving a TEDx talk can feel like getting chased by a bear
Regardless if we work together or not, one the most powerful things I can give you, is a look into the processes I go through when developing speeches, specifically for the TEDx stage. Click on the button below and access a comprehensive article that has everything you need to create an epic TED talk.
Feel free to copy or modify to fit your style and strengths. I do have to warn you. The article is packed with information, and it might be intimidating. Think of it as more of a handbook, resource, or ebook. You are likely to get excited, start reading, then get fatigued and need a break, or two, or three. Take it at your own pace. You will need to invest time into each step, so think of this as a treasure map.
Don’t create a speech in a vacuum
I have a fun and rewarding exercise that I encourage people to do well before they finalize your talk. There are thousands of TED talks already given and it likely that your topic has been covered in one way, shape, or form. A pro tip is to search the TED and TEDx YouTube pages using various keywords to describe your topic, especially searching for key words in your title. Then take the time to watch them. Pay attention to the talk’s elements that made it great, and/or look for things that could be improved. Seeing what is out there and watching how other are talking about a similar topic is a great way to make sure your talk will stand out as unique, powerful, and memorable.
My TEDx Coaching Process
We build out, define, refine, tighten up, and lock in the script and talk structure.
We bock out the talk, look for moments to connect with the audience, find the moments of humor, and establish anchor moves to reinforce you idea.
We practice, drill, and do run-throughs with feedback, further polishing your talk.
What Being a TEDx Coach Means to Me
I remember in 2014 before I even did my first TEDx, I knew a a lead TEDx Speaker Trainer, and I was like, “One day, that will be me.” Since then I’ve been involved in six TEDx event, giving four TEDx talks, and have been a lead speaker trainer for two TEDx events. As a TEDx coach I share what I have learned and bring the best ideas and performance out of you. The only thing more powerful than sharing one of my ideas worth spreading, is helping people craft and share theirs. I look forward to meeting you, learning about your idea worth spreading, and bringing value where I can.
Don’t take my word for it – here’s what my TEDx coaching clients say:
“If you are preparing for a TEDx talk, book Ryan to coach you through it. I have been a speaker for years, but when it came to doing this TEDx I froze and almost gave up.
But Ryan came through and helped me push through my paralysis and keep me on track. I couldn’t have done it or been as prepared as I was without him. His creativity and joy through the process was just what I needed.”
CMO at VMAccel & VaultMiner Technologies Corp
“Sometimes we get a little in our own head and need an outside eye/ear (or two) to help guide us. Ryan’s personal experience and just level of CARE was invaluable. There are coaches who work with you once and leave you to the sharks, but Ryan was consistent, followed up when I wanted to hide, and was encouraging in a way I can’t explain. He helped make my message stronger and brought new ideas and creativity to the entire talk. If you’re about to walk out on the TEDx stage, I highly recommend reaching out to work with him.”
Motivational Speaker and Podcast Host
“With profound simplicity, Ryan has helped me reached the source of my motivation to a ever higher levels of preparation and delivery that has since inspired thousands as a first time TEDx Speaker.
Working with him now as the lead coach for TEDxWaterStreet is great privilege because I know he can create the same magical and positive experience for our speakers for years to come.”
Jean Paul Laurent
Founder and CEO at Unspoken Smiles
Let’s connect and see if I’m a good fit to help you craft a TEDx talk to best share your idea worth spreading. Book a time on my calendar and we can chat.