profile

TEDxTuesdays, a weekly-ish 'zine about TED-style messaging.

TEDxTuesdays: Insights from... The TED Talk Whisperer (05dec23)

Published 5 months ago • 2 min read

RESOLVE NOW: Deliver Your TED Talk in 2024! (5 Reasons)

On the cusp of a new year, the air is charged with promise. Many are contemplating resolutions that will reshape personal and professional paths.

While the classics like hitting the gym or earning more CEU credits have their merits, the New Year’s resolution that goes beyond the ordinary is delivering a TED Talk.

Frankly, a breakaway TED Talk can make 2024 a career game-changer. (I know, because the "New Years effect" has happened again and again and again for my clients.)

It is a heavy lift of a goal. So why dedicate the time and treasure necessary to claim your TEDster prize? Beyond the prestige associated with a TED stage, here are 5 reasons:

1. Amplify Your Ideas.

This isn't just another speech; it's a platform for your ideas to resonate with people around the world. A TED Talk allows you to amplify your voice and contribute to the world’s collective wisdom. Your unique viewpoint could be celebrated across the globe.

2. Join a Global Community.

The TEDster movement has evolved into a global phenomenon, creating a community of innovators. By making a TED Talk your goal, you're not only contributing to this community but also entering it. The connections, collaborations, and friendships that can emerge are invaluable.

3. ​​Inspire Change.

Your ideas can challenge others' perspectives and motivate them to take action. TED talks have the power to inspire change, both on an individual level and within communities. The motivating potential of a powerful message can be truly catalytic.

4. Build a Brand.

In the professional sphere, personal branding has become more critical than ever. A TED Talk showcases your expertise, passion, and vision to a diverse audience. Imagine what a more potent personal brand can do to open doors to exciting opportunities.

5. Leave a Legacy.

In the pursuit of meaningful goals, many of us yearn to leave a lasting legacy. A TED Talk provides an opportunity to encapsulate your wisdom, experiences, and insights. What’s more, your talk becomes a digital artifact, for future generations — one transcending time and space.

A Resolution for the Extraordinary.

Making a TED Talk your New Year's resolution isn't just about giving a speech; it's about embracing the extraordinary.

As you step into the new year, isn’t it time to challenge yourself to go beyond the ordinary?

Resolve now: Make TED your 2024 goal!

#Presentations #TEDTalks #TheTEDTalkWhisperer

DEVIN D. MARKS is known as The TED Talk Whisperer. His firm, CONNECT to COMPEL, has served 100s of TED, TEDx, and TED-Style speakers. The result: 100s of millions of views. His team helps leaders, just like you, catalyze ideas.

You can reach Devin at 617.804.6020, or DM him here.

Let the world LIVE your message!™


WHAT IS YOUR TED TALK TYPE?

PROBLEM: Deciding on your TED Talk topic.

SOLUTION: Sort among 8 classic types with this free tool.

Don’t start by sifting-sorting a dozen Post-it Notes of TED Talk ideas.

Begin with identifying the CATEGORY of your talk type first. Then within clear parameters, you can tackle deciding on the nuance of your topic.

After all, what are the nuances between a Big Idea and a Fresh Take? What about a How-To Talk and a Tech Demo Talk?

𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐓𝐲𝐩𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐭.

In just 15 questions you’ll have your answer and a 15-page PDF with worksheets, TEDster examples, and more. (Click here.)

In fact, as a stocking stuffer, do this:

Drop me a DM with your results.

We can synch up to then tackle which of your ideas fall within that category and have the potential to truly be TED-worthy.

There’s a great way to begin the New Year!

Let the world LIVE your message!™

Unsubscribe | Update your profile
24 School Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02108

TEDxTuesdays, a weekly-ish 'zine about TED-style messaging.

From... The TED Talk Whisperer, DEVIN

I help niche execs, experts and authors master the TED stage and "short talk" messaging style. (TEDx clients enjoying views in the many, Many, MANY millions.) LET THE WORLD LIVE YOUR MESSAGE!™ #tedtalks #tedx #tedstyle #publicspeaking #speechwriting #pitches #presentations #messaging #branding #publicrelations #events #conferences

Read more from TEDxTuesdays, a weekly-ish 'zine about TED-style messaging.

3 COMMON TED TALK no-No-NOs. (And what to do about them.) Gearing up for a TEDx Talk? Before you take the stage, beware of these three common pitfalls that can derail your presentation. 1. DO NOT ASSUME YOUR IDEA IS TED-WORTHY. Your book thesis isn’t a TED topic. And not all ideas are really “spread-ready” or spread-worthy. Don’t assume the next step is focusing on scriptwriting and rehearsals. That idea likely needs a 2nd look. → There’s a proven and powerful framework for bringing...

4 days ago • 2 min read

UNVEILING THE 6 SHAPES OF STORY: Decoding Kurt Vonnegut’s Narrative Arcs. From ancient myths to modern blockbusters, stories have the power to connect and compel with audiences. But beneath the surface of every narrative lies a hidden structure — a design that gives shape to the audience’s emotional arc. Credit: Yousuf Karsh (c) 1990 In the early 1980s, while in graduate school, Kurt Vonnegut proposed that the simple shapes of stories could be fed into computers. At first, his professors...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

THE NEW PUBLIC SPEAKING TOOLBOX: 3 Ways TED Talks Redefined Keynotes TED forever changed how we spread ideas from stage and screen. In discovery calls with potential clients, I regularly reference 3 ways that TED Talks have improved the public speaking toolbox: 1. CUSTOMIZED TOOLS 2. 3D PRINTED TOOLS 3. DISCARDED TOOLS Let’s briefly unpack what I mean by those three and touch on some actionable next-level examples... CUSTOMIZED TOOLS a) TED CUSTOMIZED the scripting process to emphasize...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read
Share this post