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It's TED, the Musical

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Daffodil Hudson: Hello? Yeah, this is she. What? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, of course I accept. What are the dates again? Pen. Pen. Pen. March 17 through 21. Okay, all right, great. Thanks.

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Lab Partner: Who was that?

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DH: It was TED.

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LP: Who's TED?

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DH: I've got to prepare.

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["Give Your Talk: A Musical"] (Music)

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["My Talk"]

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♪ Procrastination. ♪ What do you think?

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(Doorbell)

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Can I help you?

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(Music)

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Speaker Coach 1: ♪ Let's prepare for main stage. ♪ ♪ It's your time to shine. ♪ ♪ If you want to succeed then ♪ ♪ you must be primed. ♪

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Speaker Coach 2: ♪ Your slides are bad ♪ ♪ but your idea is good ♪ ♪ so you can bet before we're through, ♪ ♪ speaker, we'll make a TED Talk out of you. ♪

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Speaker Coach 3: ♪ We know about climate change, ♪ ♪ but what can you say that's new? ♪

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♪ SC 1: Once you find your focus ♪ ♪ then the talk comes into view. ♪

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SC 2: ♪ Don't ever try to sell something ♪ ♪ from up on that stage ♪ ♪ or we won't post your talk online. ♪

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All: ♪ Somehow we'll make a TED Talk out of you. ♪

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(Music)

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SC 1: Ready to practice one more time?

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DH: Right now?

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Stagehand: Break a leg.

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DH: ♪ I'll never remember all this. ♪ ♪ Will the clicker work when I press it? ♪ ♪ Why must Al Gore go right before me? ♪ ♪ Oh man, I'm scared to death. ♪ ♪ I hope I don't pass out onstage ♪ ♪ and now I really wish I wasn't wearing green. ♪

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All: ♪ Give your talk. ♪

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SC 1: ♪ You must be be sweet like Brené Brown. ♪

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All: ♪ Give your talk. ♪

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SC 2: ♪ You must be funny like Ken Robinson. ♪

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All: ♪ Give your talk. ♪

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SC 3: ♪ You must be cool like Reggie Watts ♪

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All: ♪ and bring out a prop like Jill Bolte Taylor. ♪

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DH: ♪ My time is running over. The clock now says nil. ♪ ♪ I'm saying my words faster. Understand me still. ♪ ♪ I'm too nervous to give this TED Talk. ♪

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All: ♪ Don't give up. Rehearse. You're good. ♪ ♪ We'll edit out the mistakes that you make. ♪ ♪ Give your talk. ♪

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DH: ♪ I will be big like Amy Cuddy. ♪

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All: ♪ Give your talk. ♪

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DH: ♪ I will inspire like Liz Gilbert. ♪

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All: ♪ Give your talk. ♪

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DH: ♪ I will engage like Hans Rosling ♪ ♪ and release mosquitos ♪ ♪ like Bill Gates. ♪

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SC 2: ♪ I'll make a TED Talk out of you. ♪ ♪ I'll make a TED Talk out of you. ♪ ♪ I'll make a TED Talk out of you. ♪ ♪ I'll make a TED Talk out of you. ♪ ♪ I'll make a TED Talk out of you. ♪

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(Applause)

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["Brought to you by TED staff and friends"]

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(Music)

Do you have a TED Talk inside, just bursting to come out? Take this tongue-in-cheek musical journey to “Give Your Talk.” A musical love letter to our speakers — written, directed and performed by the TED staff.

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The TED Staff · Amateur musicians

With TED-Ed communicator Emilie Soffe as the leading lady, the TED staff puts on a show.

With TED-Ed communicator Emilie Soffe as the leading lady, the TED staff puts on a show.