Want to know all about the TEDx speaker application process? This post walks you through the entire process from start to finish:
- how to find local events (and predict “secret” unannounced events long before they happen)
- how to use LinkedIn to find TEDx organizers and speakers in your network
- when to apply (not too early, not too late)
- what to include in the application (whether you’re able to find an application form or not)
- how the selection process works
- what happens after you submit the application form
Every single one of my clients (and me) used this same process to speak at TEDx. Of course, you’re welcome to try this on your own, but if you’d like expert help on identifying a world-changing message inside you, crafting a pitch that stands out from the crowd, selecting the highest-quality events (and getting invited to speak, even if it’s your first time), click here to book a call with me
Note: this is a very tactical to-do-oriented post. For a strategic look on how to become a TEDx speaker (including selecting a topic that YOU are proud of, that audiences love, and make sure you get results from your talk, I recommend my free masterclass, which you can register for here)
For more background, check out my massively long post — Get a TED Talk This Year – The Ultimate Guide.
TEDx application deadlines are often 6+ months before the event (and any given event happens once a year), so you’ll select and develop your talk then and plan out which events to apply to before the deadline. You won’t be working full-time for a year on your TEDx Talk, you’ll just need to spread out some tasks.