WhatDoesItTakeToDoTEDTalks

What it takes to do a TED Talk

I thought I knew a thing or two about speaking, but this experience stripped me back to my core and challenged every assumption I ever had about it.” – Slow School Founder Carolyn Tate

Dear friends

Last week I delivered a TEDx talk to 200 employees of Telstra. The topic was Profit on Purpose.

This 18-minute talk took me 80 hours to prepare and 5 years to bake!

Nothing had prepared me for the amount of painstaking work and rigour that goes into preparing a TED talk. I did countless rewrites and spent many gruelling hours walking around my local park rehearsing and in consultation with my brilliant coach Jon Yeo (TEDxMelbourne Curator).

Before I started work on this talk, I thought I knew a thing or two about speaking, but this experience stripped me back to my core and challenged every assumption I ever had about it.

It forced me to get absolute clarity on my purpose for the presentation and the message I really wanted to deliver. Judging from the response afterwards, my talk really hit the spot.

Now I truly understand what our Talk on Purpose students go through. I understand why they find the experience challenging, humbling, cathartic, exhausting and exhilarating.

Knowing your purpose and articulating it beautifully through storytelling, is what this program is all about.

If you want to experience the same profound support that I’ve had with Jon and our other incredible coaches Yamini Naidu (Business Storyteller), Sandy McDonald (TEDx speaker) and Robert Moorman (Digital Storyteller), we’d love to work with you.

Talk on Purpose is not for the faint-hearted. It’s for those that dare.

Please give me a call to see if our program is a fit for you (phone 0412 806 950) or find out more and register here.

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