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Rawan Al-Wazzan

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What guidelines would you give someone preparing a TEDx talk?

TED Community, I’ve attended a number of independently organized TEDx events and seen plenty on YouTube and was disappointed to find out that some talks presented weren’t TED material. They lacked the ‘idea worth spreading’ element. What would you suggest to a speaker who’s preparing to deliver a TEDx talk in order for them to make sure their talk is up to standards?


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Some great feedback. Thank you Fritzie Reisner, Deborah Zotian, Kashaf Mamoon, Edward Long, Shariq Hashme, Tofig Ahmed, Abhinandan Chatterjee, Johnson Tam-Lit, Philip Kanoutos, Jenoye Cole, Lucas Avelleda, Asha de Vos, JenniferAnne McCool, Carlos Miranda Levy, Bharath Kumar Kunjibettu, Lesley Rickard, Edmond Hui, and Tosca Killoran. :)

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    May 7 2012: This is a classic TEDx talk. http://www.ted.com/talks/rick_guidotti_from_stigma_to_supermodel.html
    It's entirely admirable except he runs out of time at the end. Now notice how much time he wastes establishing himself as a person of credibility at the beginning. At the end of the talk you'll realise it didn't matter one jot where he's previously worked. I tell my speakers to truly believe that if they're invited to speak, they already have credibility. Don't waste time introducing yourself or proving you're worthy.

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