How to Prepare for a TEDx Talk in a Week

How to Prepare for a TEDx Talk in a Week

“I am the most unlikely looking rapper you may have ever seen.  There probably aren’t that many nerdy white kids from Hickory, NC, who did a PhD on hip-hop or deliver hip-hop motivational assemblies to students.”  

These were the hard-won opening lines I delivered for my talk at TEDx Hickory yesterday.  While the anxiety and terror of the experience are still fresh, I’d love to share some advice that I wish I had found on the internet during the TEDx writing process. 

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Why We Believe in the Motivational Power of Millennials

Our story began like many of yours. We are Millennials, born 1980-2000, into a world full of futuristic technological advances, a labor market that values intellectual over physical prowess, and psychological climate that emphasized the importance of high self-esteem and sharing our feelings to resolve conflicts.

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