TEDxCityUHongKong 2012 speaker opensourcing_v01


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TEDxCityUHongKong 2012 speaker opensourcing_v01

  1. 1. 13 (Sat.) October, 2012Do you know TED?TED is the annual event held in California, USA where the worlds leading thinkers anddoers are invited to share what they are most passionate and knowledgeable about.“TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — 3 broad subject areas thatshape our society and the future. TED events embrace broader ideas: the ideas aboutour powerful humanity and ingenuity.With its 3 annual conferences, video website TED.com, initiatives and communityprojects, TED is now a platform and a global movement focused on meaningful changethrough the power of ideas.
  2. 2. ThemeChallenge theMainstreamWho we are looking for?Anyone can apply to be our speaker, so long as you and your idea and story is:
  3. 3. We are especially looking for: THE DREAMER THE PERFORMER with an infectious music, dance, comedy, drama ... passion or something DIFFERENT STORYTELLER THE CHANGE AGENT vivid, original, have done/will do Meaningful... with a something different talent for connection with work that matters for youth empowerment WARRIOR who learned wisdom the hard way with never-say-die spirit
  4. 4. Who aren’t we looking for:Product-hawkers, jargon-junkies, dullards, wafflers, motivator wannabes,self-promoters, spouters of new-age fluff.How does the process work:- Send us the application and short videos around 1-2 minutes to info@tedxcityuhongkong.com- We will then invite you for an in-depth interview to get the best story out of you
  5. 5. The TED Commandments1.Dream bigStrive to create the best talk you have ever given. Reveal something never seen and heard before.Do something the audience will remember forever. Share an idea that could change the world.2. Show us the real youShare your passions, your dreams, your fears. Be vulnerable. Talk about failure as well assuccess.3. Discuss complex issues in plain talkDon’t try to dazzle people with your intellect or speak in abstractions. Explain everything. Giveexamples. Tell stories. Be specific.4. Connect with people’s emotionsMake us laugh! Make us cry!5. Don’t flaunt your egoDon’t boast. It’s the surest way to switch everyone’s attention off.6. No selling from the stage!Unless TED specifically asks you to do so, do not talk about your company or organization. Don’teven think about pitching your products or services or asking for funding from stage.7. Feel free to comment on other speakers’ talks, to praise or to criticize. Controversyenergizes! Enthusiastic endorsement is powerful!8. Don’t read your talkNotes are fine. If the choice is between reading or rambling, then read.9. End your talk on timeDoing otherwise is to steal time from the speakers who follow you. We won’t allow it.10. Rehearse your talk in front of a trusted friend for timing, clarity and impact.