There is a lot of time and effort that goes into speaker preparation. Crafting, memorizing, and delivering a TED-like talk is drastically different from giving a speech or lecture.
You’ll want to be there for your speaker every step of the way, to help them feel supported and empowered. There are several steps to take in the prepping process:
Your speaker’s outline and script will be a multiple draft process, so be prepared to guide them through it.
Slides are a significant part of a speaker’s talk, so you want to make sure they create the most impressive slides possible.
Your speakers should be taking weeks or months to rehearse and memorize their talk. Learn more about speaker coaching, and how to spot warning signs that a speaker isn’t prepared.
TEDx speakers have just as much pressure as you do on the day of your TEDx event, so it’s critical to make them feel nurtured and excited.
Up first: Outline and script