8 ways to create a successful TEDx

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Jim Stolze shares some of the learnings that TEDx-organizers all over the world have discovered in the last year of hundreds of TEDx-events. This presentation was given on Friday at the …

Jim Stolze shares some of the learnings that TEDx-organizers all over the world have discovered in the last year of hundreds of TEDx-events. This presentation was given on Friday at the TED-conference in Long Beach California in 2010.

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  • 1. Jim Stolze TED 2010 - Friday 12 Feb 8 ways to create a successful TEDx
  • 2. 1 Don’t do it on your own
  • 3. “As we try to build this TEDx community we are making this as much of a community effort as we can.” Don Levy - TEDx Conejo 1 Don’t do it on your own
  • 4. 2 Try harder on the location
  • 5. 2
  • 6. “We looked at many venues and selected the California Academy of Sciences which is a place worthy of inspiring and spreading ideas.” Jason Johnson - TEDx SF 2 Try harder on the location
  • 7. 3 It starts with the guestlist
  • 8. “We decided that we would hand pick our community based on clear criteria that ensured quality and diversity.” Patrick Newell - TEDx Tokyo 3 It starts with the guestlist
  • 9. 4 Help your speakers
  • 10. _ “The most important thing to do is to focus on the content: by helping and coaching the presenters. Rehearsing is the secret. We saw each speaker minimum 3 times. We saw one of them 7 times!” Michel Levy-Provençal - TEDx Paris 4 Help your speakers
  • 11. 5 Focus on local aspects
  • 12. 5 Focus on local aspects
  • 13. 6 Don’t be afraid to ask
  • 14. “We got a lot of enthusiastic student volunteers while we were arranging stuff. They helped us with computer, projector set up, managing extra seats for guests, pasting posters and banners etc.” Mohammad Tauheed - TEDx Dakka 6 Don’t be afraid to ask
  • 15. 7 Use the Power of New Media
  • 16. 7 Use the Power of New Media
  • 17. “We ended up having more than 100,000 people who tuned to our live stream from 45 countries around the world, and it generated close to 12 million social media impressions on and around the event.” Ron Gutman - TEDx Silicon Valley 7 Use the Power of New Media
  • 18. 8 Have a little fun
  • 19. Thanks ! TEDx Amsterdam TEDx Brussels TEDx Conejo TEDx Dakka TEDx Paris TEDx San Francisco TEDx Silicon Valley TEDx Sydney TEDx Tokyo TEDx Tukuy And many more! jim@tedxamsterdam.nl
  • 20. (bonus slide) “The biggest mistake I made, was to think that I could organize a TEDx. My best decision was... to do it anyway.” Remo - TEDx Sydney