Performing at TEDx is an intense experience. Not only because it's TEDx, but also because you usually have to deal with other things happening in your lif while preparing for Your Big Moment. For me, it was the first time I experienced stage fright, after ten years of having performed on big and small stages. In the 9 months prior to the event, had a steep learning curve. Also, the fact that my foster dad Coen, the main character of my talk, died just 2 months before the event, and was buried at the cemetery right next to the TEDxDelft venue. In this book, I share my strategies for dealing with the pressure. Ten interviews with seasoned TEDx speakers, TEDx curators and license holders are also included in this book.
✔ The essential method to learn a LONG piece of copy by heart, even if you haven't learned anything by heart in 25 years.
✔ How to connect to the audience, when there's no way to interact (because it's TEDx)
✔How you can use these TEDx experiences and tips to perform better in business presentations
✔ Why it's important to intentionally divert from the many copy-pasted TEDx speech formats
✔ How to increase your changes on performing at a TEDx stage
✔ Why you should never underestimate TEDx, even if you're an extremely seasoned public speaker
✔ Why there isn't any room for improvisation at TEDx and why that's really a good thing
Rock that stage!