|Find your unique voice|
Tips for Speakers who would like to speak at at TED*
2. Writing your Talk: A piece of writing to be READ is very different from a piece to be SAID. It doesn't need proper grammar or complete sentences.
3. Attitude: It's not all about YOU. It's mainly about THEM. It's far easier on you as Speaker to come from a position of Service. What can you give to your audience? The words YOU and YOURS are so important to use. "YOU will
know........YOUR judgement will tell you that" .........
4. What is your Call to Action? What do you want your audience to do when you have finished speaking? Tell them what that is.
5. Breathing: The single most important thing in Speaking. Google it.
6. Develop and Maintain your voice with simple voice exercises. And exercises for vocal variety. Again find some on the 'net and use them.
7. Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse! Rehearse out loud. Try rehearsing blocks or components of your talk - so as not to always start from the beginning. Record or video yourself for feedback.
8. The Transition: You and the Performing You. Establish a "ritual" to take you from the side stage to the Performing Space. I use "Low, Slow and Smile"
9. Visualisation: Visualise the stage, the audience and you doing well.
10. Step in to the Role: It's a performance and you can step from YOU into the PERFORMING you! And out again!