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It’s no longer good enough to stand at the front of the room reciting a series of bland powerpoint slides whilst your audience try to stay awake. Audiences expect more – much more – and speakers are now empowered by the fine examples of the greatest TED speakers to entertain, educate and inspire.
TED.com have permanently changed the public speaking game, and you can too. Have the impact of the finest TED talkers with this high powered 1 day TED Talk training programme from Ginger’s TED talk specialists.
Our TED style speaking training is aimed at senior professionals, established entrepreneurs and academics who want to:
This course is best suited to those who have some experience of public speaking, although all levels are welcome. If you would like to work on your public speaking technique, please consider attending the Foundations of Excellent Public Speaking 1 day course, in addition to this programme.
You'll learn the basics of how to craft a compelling TED-style talk and work on developing your very own short format speech.
Our TED style speaking specialists, Beverley Glick and Helen Thompson-Whiteside will guide you through this one-day introduction, equipping you with the basics you need to deliver a highly compelling short talk like the finest TED Talks.
Before you attend, we’ll send you a pre-course preparation pack to help you make the most out of our time together. This includes some recommended talks to watch, so that we have a common reference point for our discussions.
During our TED talk training programme you will learn:
You will be given detailed feedback about your ideas and how you can make them stand out from the crowd, as well as Ginger’s TED Talk Guidebook – a walk-through tool to help you put together your full talk.
And who knows, you might even go on to do your very own TED talk, like a number of our TED Talk training graduates, including Yang-May Ooi whose TEDx Talk was seen as a highlight of the whole TEDxCoventGardenWomen event:
TED is a registered trade mark of TED Conferences LLC. Ginger Training & Coaching Ltd and GingerPublicSpeaking.com are in no way affiliated with or connected to TED. We are admirers of TED’s work, but in the same way as you might ‘learn to speak like Steve Jobs’, this programme focuses on taking the lessons learned from researching the finest TED talks and TED style talks and applying them to speakers who wish to communicate with power and authenticity.
We have relationships with various TEDx conferences, but this course won't actively help you to be selected to do a TED talk. TED has its own very specific criteria for selecting its speakers and this journey is your own to make. We would hope, however that this course will help you on the way by becoming a more confident, clear and inspiring speaker.
We’re big fans of what TED has done to spread top-notch, intelligent and inspiring public speaking across the world and believe there is a lot to learn from the format that has been showcased by TED Talks. We share TED’s values of authenticity, unique insight and bringing positive benefit to the world through outstanding public speaking. Our contribution to this new and exciting movement is to offer people the chance to learn and benefit from this style of speaking and in turn to bring benefit to their clients, communities and industries.
NB- we don't show TED talks during the programme as that's against TED's terms of usage. That's why we'll ask you to review a set of 'classic' TED talks in advance of joining the course.
Anxious or inexperienced. Needs confidence building and basic methods.
In need of technique support, reassurance and guidance to grow.
Capable, but not yet standing out from the crowd. Needs to dare to try new methods.
Experienced, confident. Developing the capacity to influence and inspire.
Highly developed speaker, able to engage & influence. e.g. like TED Speakers.
Ginger offer public speaking training for emerging leaders and change makers. We emphasise authentic, fresh and courageous communication, including delivering TED style talks.More about Ginger >
A brilliant team who gave me a better understanding of structure and the power of showing emotions, which work even better than facts. I’ll be inserting a little Ginger or TED into my plenary speeches to make the audience feel not see the point.
I really enjoyed the programme. Thank you so much for creating such a lovely learning environment. There were so many aspects from the course to put into any style of communication, not just public speaking. I loved the balance of personalities in the training team – it was delivered beautifully, very engaging throughout and great energy. I felt very supported. It’s definitely given me a much clearer structure and more confidence that I have gravitas when I speak.
I was very impressed by the planning – the schedule was thoughtful and well managed, with strong session facilitation. I was extremely satisfied with the quality of feedback, not just to myself but to the other speakers throughout the event. I enjoyed the opportunities to put into practice the theory and techniques of TED talks.
I found the whole programme really useful, challenging & strong. I found a safe space to explore. To bring my personal story into my speaking and feel ok about it was a big step for me. All round it was a great, accessible, energising and supportive environment. Thank you!!