Updated: Oct 14
TEDx Speaker training curriculum
September 4th through December 4th (14-week program)
Stage 1 - Mastering the art of recognition your IDEA and Throughline (September)
Identifying and building on the IDEA that truly matters to you
Craft your IDEA into compelling narratives
Write your Throughline – What’s your point?
Why should your audience listen to you?
How do you establish your credibility?
Words Matter – writing your speech
What should you avoid?
What should you focus on?
Understanding your audience and what words would make an impact on them and why.
Stage – 2 – Develop your talk (October)
Scripting your speech using the right choice of words
Understand who your audience are and why are they here to listen to you
Strategies to effective storytelling
What’s your story? Does it matter to your audience? If not, how do you choose a story that matters?
Expressing complex ideas
What are the things you absolutely want to convey to your audience and why?
How do you convey these complex ideas in a way that is relatable?
How can you make your content exciting and engaging?
Can your audience feel the emotion in your IDEA? Can you make them laugh, cry, think, question?
Using visuals in your talk effectively
Stage – 3 – Plan your approach (November)
Difference between TED talk vs. other public speaking?
Does it matter?Demo
Watch and talk about 5 TEDxYouth speeches and what your liked in the speech and why
Memorizing and re-memorizing your speech
Techniques to memorizing and re-scripting and adding/deleting content based on audience cues as you speak on the stage
Understand your virtual audience
Demographics/Interest/Why are there here
Voice, Body language
Master the art of voice modulation
Stage 4 - Let’s get ready to get on stage
December 19th @ 9am – TEDxYouth@Southlake