Three tips for speakers at TEDxValencia

… and for spreakers or presenters in general.

In 10 days, on Saturday the 5th of May, TEDxValencia will be celebrated. It will be a day full of experiences: TED talks, performances and games and dínamics to get to know each other. There will be 16 presentations, 4 TED videos and 12 live speakers.

What tips can we give the speakers?

- Keep it short. It´s important and essencial for a TED-event, because you have a limit of 18 minutes to tell your story. The conclusion is one of the most important parts of you talk, so be sure you have rehearsed so that you won´t run out of time.

- Tell the audience why you are there. One of the key questions you have to answer is: Why should they listen to you? One way or another you should catch their attention and make them interested in what you have to say. This may seem obvious, but too many speakers are mainly focussed on themselves and not on the audience.

- Keep it simple. Don´t use jargon, because it´s a very diverse audience. Explain what you have to say in a clear and easy understandable way. Everyone should be able to understand you easily.

As part of the TEdxAdventures programm of TEDxValencia, this Friday, the 27th of April, I will give a workshop about ´Speaking English in Public´.