Last updated on June 27th, 2019 at 10:25 pm
Can we assume you have seen at least one video featuring a TEDx speaker at a TEDx event?
We took the liberty to assume this because TED talks have become increasingly popular – to the point people identify them with a certain kind of discourse: funny, engaging and aimed at providing valuable takeaways.
If you are planning an event – be it a fundraiser or corporate – you may be looking for exactly this kind of speakers. So we thought it would be useful to break down the characteristics making them such excellent picks for various types of events.
Not Your Usual, Run-of-the-Mill Topics
Event audience members are changing in that they are harder and harder to impress.
That is why you need a compelling event or talk topic.
Finding a talk topic which is intriguing and fresh, yet still relevant and consistent is a challenge event organizers face consistently.
However, the problem can be solved if you book a TEDx speaker to come to your event.
These speakers are used to coming up with topics which are less common. Most of the time, they also add a personal touch to these topics: either their own experience or an original conclusion.
A TEDx Speaker Knows How to Deliver Value
Usually, TED speakers are adamant about making their speech clear, concise and also easy to follow.
This way, they build and polish their discourse in such a way it delivers a message to individuals coming from various backgrounds.
This adds great value to a talk, so having former TED speakers at your event means all your guests will get your message and take real value from it.
A TEDx speaker who’s used to being concise will deliver just the right amount of everything (professional insight, personal experience, humor, visuals, takeaways) so each guest can leave the event with a relevant aspect for their lives.
To support this claim, we thought of giving you the example of a speaker with TEDx experience. His name is Jag Randhawa, and he specializes in talks on bottom-up innovation culture.
Jag can inspire a company’s employees to find their inner resources for personal growth with topics like:
- the innovation mindset
- keeping up with tech trends
- superior service
- the future of leadership
- adapting to change
- high-performance teams.
Watch him during one of his talks:
Within the lines above, we talked about the fact a TEDx speaker polishes their act, so it is as straightforward as possible.
This leads to another benefit of having them speak at your event: they will know how to focus on and highlight your brand or your product(s).
Most of them are media-savvy, so they will know how to package their act.
Recognizable Figures and Influencers
If you are not at your first attempt at organizing an event, you know headlines featuring familiar figures are more likely to generate buzz before the event.
People who are invited to speak at TEDx talks have that extra capacity of moving people and determining them to take action. If, for instance, you are organizing a fundraiser, this kind of speaker can structure the speech in such a way it supports your cause in subtle yet powerful ways.
Kendall Ciesemier is one speaker who can do that:
Plus, a lot of the time, they are local influencers, entrepreneurs or active members of the civil society. Having them at your event will help you increase your local event’s visibility.