I’ve helped students just like you:
- Get hundreds of thousands (and sometimes millions) of views on their talks
- Craft messages that landed them book deals and TEDx speaking engagements
- Go from getting turned down (before working with me) to applying for 3 events, getting shortlisted at 2 and invited to speak at 1.
Here are some of their stories…
“I followed the system and had a TEDx Talk in 2 months”
“In early 2016 I set a goal for myself to do a TED Talk. I looked around and saw that you could nominate yourself on TED.com, so I did and…crickets. I didn’t hear anything back.
I put out a couple applications to do a TEDx talk and I got rejected. I started wondering…is this the best use of my time? Is this even going to happen? You start allowing that kind of self-talk and those fears to creep in. It starts to take over. I got pretty discouraged.
I thought I needed to be this high-caliber speaker who had a following and a reputation. A guy that’s going to come up on the stage and ‘wow’. I thought I needed a certain amount of experience speaking before I could even get up on the TEDx stage.
After following Ryan’s steps, I found out that pretty much anyone with a great idea could do a TEDx talk. I followed the system and booked had a TEDx Talk in only 2 months at TEDxRapidCity(!!) After trying on my own for almost a year and a half, I got some help and finally landed a TEDx talk. I’m on cloud 9. I’m even taking my family with me!
The theme for this talk couldn’t have worked out any better. I have an event with a theme that I’m passionate about and for me that matters. I’m bringing more energy and connection to this event. I’m more psyched about it. I’ve been waiting to get this idea out into the world for the past year. Now it’s on the doorstep!” -Aaron Hunnel (invited to do a TEDx talk at TEDxRapidCity)
“Today, I got invited to speak at TEDxEvansStreet”
“I purchased TEDx Teardowns, which helped me figure out how to focus my answers on the application form as well as narrow down my topic. Today, I got invited to speak at TEDxEvansStreet!” – Jennifer Arvin Furlong
“I thought I would have had to accomplish something bigger, or I have a bigger platform”
“I guess I thought I would have had to accomplish something bigger, or I have a bigger platform to do a TEDx talk.
It didn’t dawn on me until I started seeing friends of mine do TEDx talks and I thought…maybe I’m closer than I think, but I was still sort of sitting around waiting. I didn’t know what to do. I used Ryan’s material, and this morning I found out I was invited to speak at TEDxChathamKent!!!!”
-Lisa Dadd (invited to speak at TEDxChathamKent)
“My progress is very slow. BUT, very impactful. I’m taking each question and working it….I genuinely believe it will continue to help me find my voice.”
“Every time I work on this stuff it leads me in a new direction. As I began to think of my unique story I realized that my entire “brand” was off. So, I hired a new marketing team and began a three-month process of reworking everything. New website, new logo, new videos new everything. It should be live within a couple of weeks. In the process of doing all of that, I started to feel more confident on what my voice actually is. I am beginning to create content for leadership development programs.
This was all stemmed from my first hour or two working on the questions in your program. What I can say is my progress is very slow. BUT, very impactful. I’m taking each question and working it. I will continue working through all of it and I genuinely believe it will continue to help me find my voice.” – Cynthia Corsetti, Leadership Coach