Do you have a great message to share, but are finding it challenging to get your voice heard in a noisy world?
If so, consider doing a TEDx talk.
Outstanding ones get tons of views on YouTube, making them a powerful way to reach a lot more people.
Just look what doing a TEDx talk in Houston did for Brené Brown.
Back in 2010, she was a little-known social work professor studying people who’d had significant life setbacks, but who found a way to get back up again.
She later said she found these people “accept themselves and are unafraid to be vulnerable in their relationships.
They believed what made them vulnerable made them beautiful. They dare to be imperfect.”
Ironically, Brené realized she wasn’t practicing what she was preaching.
She was working hard, all the time, to keep others from judging and criticizing her.
With her therapist’s help, she finally got in touch with her own vulnerability.
As she told The Guardian:
“People want to be brave again. So the message is, do it! Get your courage on, but be clear that it won’t be easy.”
It was a valuable insight – one she knew others would benefit from hearing.
But getting her message heard wasn’t easy.
She borrowed money from her parents to self-publish her first book.
She sold copies out of the trunk of her car.
She did get a book deal—but it fell through.
In 2010, Brené Brown gave a TEDx talk in Houston on ‘The Power of Vulnerability.’
It became one of the top 5 most-viewed TED talks in the world.
It currently has over 59 million views between YouTube and the official TED site.
It led to her being invited to conclude the national TED conference in 2012 and has resulted in other recognition and success, including:
Five #1 New York Times bestsellers (‘The Gifts of Imperfection,’ ‘Daring Greatly,’ ‘Rising Strong,’ ‘Braving the Wilderness,’ ‘Dare to Lead’).
Appearances in Self magazine, Elle magazine, and national newspapers like The Washington Post.
Earlier this year, Brene Brown became the first researcher to have a special on Netflix (‘The Call to Courage’).
All the good things above came out of Brené’s initial TEDx talk in Houston.
How about you?
Have you considered doing a TEDx talk to promote your own ideas and work?
If not, you really should.
As I mentioned earlier, when you give an excellent TEDx talk, it’s not uncommon for the video of your talk to be seen on YouTube by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world.
Imagine someone Googling your name, and the first thing they see is a TEDx talk with a lot of views.
But of course, there’s a lot you need to know to make this happen.
Steve Harrison’s team has helped a bunch of his clients land TEDx talks in the last few years and have learned an enormous amount in the process.
A few years ago, Steve Harrison’s team started showing some of their clients how to get booked for and deliver a memorable TEDx talk.
By following their system, we’ve already helped 74 authors and speakers land and/or deliver a TEDx talk.
These results are even more impressive when you realize over 95% of people who apply to TEDx organizers get rejected.
Steve’s own TEDx talk currently has over 446,000 views on YouTube.
Steve helped Carol Gunn with her talk about medical errors. It has over 134,000 views.
Clarence used the system and created a 10-minute talk in Wilmington, Delaware.
His talk on reinventing suicide became one of their highest-rated talks ever.
Juliette Watt came to Steve with an idea she had for a TEDx talk.
She followed the system, and her talk on Compassion Fatigue also has over 134,000 views.
The list goes on and on.
But as the saying goes, “The devil is in the details.”
There’s a lot you need to know, which is why 95% of speaker applications are rejected.
Steve will be joined by his team’s head speaking and presentations coach, Geoffrey Berwind, who will share many insider insights to boost your chances of landing a TEDx talk and making it a great one!
Here’s some of what you’ll discover:
- How delivering an excellent TEDx talk can be a massive boost to your career.
- What you need to know about the process of landing a TEDx talk.
- Want to write a book but it’s not out yet? Discover why you might think about doing a TEDx talk first.
- Actual case histories of experts, authors, and entrepreneurs who landed TEDx talks… what they learned… plus how they made it pay off.
- 3 ways to instantly improve any talk you give.
- What a ‘signature story’ is and why it’s so crucial you have one.
- 5 of the most essential things every speaker should know about storytelling.
- And more… see you on the webcast!
P.S. Many people say giving an excellent TEDx talk might be even more valuable for your career than making your book a New York Times bestseller since so many people watch great TEDx talks on YouTube.