How to Manufacture a Speaking Career with a Tedx Talk

I have being looking at and researching the most effective paths to creating  to effectively manufacturing a career . Around effective speaking and consulting careers , i have noticed a pattern :

This has being the path of many amazing speakers like Simon Sinek, Brenee Brown, etc

Step 1 

Write a book or create a body of work in your area of strength (a blog, opinion pieces, research material etc.) .No seriously have a body of work!

Step 2

Build a central theme around your body of work and create a couple of talks around it.

Step 3

Apply to speak at a relevant TED, or Tedx talk (remember not all Tedx events are created equal), I suggest you do a few of these. (The 20 most-watched TEDx talks so far) , 1 in the list I also recommend is Tedx Euston – it brings together an amazing set of speakers. I recommend TED or a Tedx talk , because of the share number of people that watch these talks online 

Step 4 

Be Intentional about creating a talk that appeals to audience outside your country, be deliberate about lessons. (How to make your TED talk go viral) or (The 5 Most Popular TED Talks of All Time)

Step 5 

Also be deliberate about sharing and creating virality around the talk, folks we are looking shooting 1m views (The 3 part formula to a viral TED Talk)

Step 6 

Capitalize on the virality to reach out to organizations that might need you to speak on and consult. I recommend make a list of 100 companies you would like to work and with, create portfolio and reach out.

First Note : it looks easy but it is not!

Note : I do have  global speaking career , I have spoken at 2 Tedx events , I do innovation consulting for a number of companies , however the formulae here is from watching and researching others . My speaking career was more of an accident than I would like to admit. Do Try it out let me know!!

 

One Comment
  1. Wow, powerful voice couldn’t stop listening till the end. Internal praise is a powerful self motivator. Ethel keep on keeping on.,,,,,, cheers

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