TED/TEDx

Are you Invisible?

Yes, I see this all the time. I get clients to come to me because they have almost given up trying. They have a calling, they have a desire to do meaningful work, but they can’t figure out how to STAND OUT. [...]

Is your message confusing?

The next time you are trying to get your point across, try this:  (No matter what the environment!) AVOID JARGON: Refine your message to its simplest form– if possible use imagery or metaphors. (Engaging your [...]

Anatomy of a TED TALK: Amy Cuddy

Every year– as I work with the amazing speakers who take the stage– I’m blown away by the IDEAS for IMPACT these people bring into the world. Even the speakers– as they get to know each other [...]

ANATOMY OF A TED TALK: Kelly McGonigal

  It’s Fall in the Northern Hemisphere! With four children back in school this means: applying for college, (my oldest son is a senior), work, school dances, raking leaves, AND organizing a TEDx event for [...]

Anatomy of a TED Talk: Shawn Achor

Last Saturday my husband and I were invited to my friend, neighbor, and Editor-in-Chief Linda’s party. She had designed a gathering especially to celebrate her daughter, Sarah’s “Going [...]

THE ANATOMY OF A GREAT TALK: SIMON SINEK

In a previous post, I introduced my FRAMEWORK that I share with clients to use to create their TED talks. It breaks down the presentation into different key elements that contribute to an overall great talk.  I [...]

THE ANATOMY OF A GREAT TALK: BRENÉ BROWN

I’ve created a FRAMEWORK which my clients use to create their TED Talks. It breaks down the presentation into different key elements that contribute to an overall great talk. This is NOT A FORMULA–nor a cookie [...]

Is your message anchored on a clear IDEA?

It’s MAY here in New England and I’m loving the longer days and the signs of spring all around us! This past weekend my husband and I were working on our garden– covered in dirt and with big smiles [...]

Your Guide to Landing a TEDx Talk

As you might have figured out by now, I’m passionate about ideas. I’m passionate about:  Clarifying Ideas  Strategizing Ideas  Communicating Ideas   What is an idea? I define it as a thought or suggestion as to a [...]