TED was founded on the focus of bringing a local community together to spread ideas, unity, and inspiration. In keeping with that spirit, we know that a huge amount of undiscovered talent lies in the community and we are looking to you to make the recommendation for one of our next great speakers. Speaking at TED is an incredible opportunity to give back and inspire your community. Do you know someone who would make for a great speaker at TEDx Mission Viejo? We would love to hear about them. Please fill out the form below to submit an application on their behalf. We only ask that they be located in the area.
What makes a great
*There are conference speeches and there are TEDx Talks. So what makes for a great TEDx Mission Viejo 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 TEDx Mission Viejo 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 TEDx Mission Viejo event on your social networking sites?
- Is the nominee willing to audition in front of TEDx Mission Viejo Speaker committee?