TED Talk

August 26th, 2016

Hi there

I am so excited and I wanted to share it with you.

I am in the final round to do a TED talk at TEDx in Leamington Spa.  They approached Borroclub and asked us to apply as the theme of the evening is “Ripping up the rule book” and as we are seen as a little disruptive they asked us to apply.

I have been reading up on how to write a great TED talk and watched some really great TED speakers, my stand out ones are:

Rachel Botsman whose talk ” The currency of the new economy is trust”

It is really interesting as it touches on Borroclub’s market, here’s Rachel’s talk:


Sir Ken Robinson whose talk is funny and passionate his talk was titled “Do schools kill creativity?” here’s Sir Ken’s talk:

I didn’t realise but it is quite a lengthy process to apply for a TED talk but after watching many talks I can see why.  Here is the process to apply for a TED talk:

Round 1: Complete A simple questionnaire, not so bad.

Round 2: Submit a 2 minute video, UH OH now its starting to get a bit serious.  (I have attached my video, below, so that you can see my ramblings)

Round 3: Submit a draft script I am currently working on this, and I decided to take some time out to write this blog. Here is a sneak peek, as you can see I like drawing stick people

Round 4: You’re in and no turning back! – Not there yet, but fingers crossed!

I’ll keep you posted if I get through to the next and final round.

Here is my 2 minutes video (not quite Rachel’s and Sir Ken’s standard)


And here’s a sneak peek of my draft talk (no expense spared!):



If you don’t know about TED here is a short summary:

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.



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