Speaker Nomination is open for 2018-2019, and are reviewed on a rolling basis for future events.
There are conference speeches and there are TEDx Talks. So what makes for a great TEDxLA Talk? Here are some questions to help figure it out:
Is the nominee capable of "telling a meaningful story" in replacement of a speech?
Is the nominee capable of being "right" without being righteous?
Is the nominee capable of "talking convincingly" about what you fervently believe?
Is the nominee capable of being "authentic, believable and credible"?
Is the nominee willing "to be humble" and not dazzle and impress?
Is the nominee capable of being "warm and accessible - someone one would like to be friends with"?
Is the nominee able "to share a story and make it personal" without having an agenda or selling a company/product/service?
Is the nominee able to offer a "meaningful content" that could translate to everyone?
Is the nominee ready to work hard with TEDxLA curator(s) on your speech to make it an outstanding talk, genuine and fluid, engaging, and inspiring?
Is the nominee ready to go through as many rehearsals as needed?
Is the nominee willing to submit script of your talk 90 days before the event?
Is the nominee willing to submit your presentation’s material 30 days prior to the event?
Is the nominee willing and able to attend a full rehearsal day the day before the conference?
Is the nominee willing and able to attend the entire conference and interact with attendees?
Is the nominee willing to publicize the TEDxLA event on your social networking sites?
Is the nominee willing to audition in front of TEDxLA Speaker committee?