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Welcome + Congratulations!
We are thrilled that you and your ideas have been invited to be part of TEDxBeaconStreet’s annual conference, which will be held at the Lincoln School in Brookline MA on Saturday, November 16 & Sunday, November 17, 2013." #" TEDxBeaconStreet is presented by Ideas In Action, a Massachusetts nonproﬁt organization. Our mission is to create a platform and community for activating ideas and learning. We have a focus on bringing people of all ages and socioeconomic groups together from across the Boston metro area to hear fascinating speakers, discuss innovative ideas, experience captivating adventures, and use these experiences to learn, grow, change lives, and create community impact." " Preparing for TEDxBeaconStreet will be a signiﬁcant commitment, and is not an opportunity to be taken lightly. Not only will you be presenting to a local audience, but your talk will be available live online the day of the conference and will be posted as a video on the TEDx and TEDxBeaconStreet websites. " In addition, becoming part of our speaker community will afford you other opportunities. For example, you can put together a TEDxBeaconStreet Adventure or participate in an Escape Velocity Google Hangout Day. We can also help you explore the idea of writing a TED book, or work with you to explore making a TED Ed animated lesson. " " We will help you prepare to give the talk of your life and to get it viewed by the widest possible audience, but the key ingredient in this adventure is YOU, so we’d like to set the expectation right up front of an extensive collaboration between you and TEDxBeaconStreet. " " Please read this speaker guide carefully, note the checkboxes and deadlines, and consult with us often as you develop your ideas, your talk, and your slides." #" " " " " " " " " "Congratulations once again!#" "The TEDxBeaconStreet Team, Speakers@TEDxBeaconStreet.com"
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Welcome + Congratulations! Background! Adventures! Our Event: 3rd Weekend in Nov. Schedule" Venues! Speakers! Braintrust & Partners! Speaker Timeline" Action Steps 1-10 ! Speaker Rehearsals ! Speaker Quotes " Preparation " Tips" TED Commandments " Technical Speciﬁcations " Speaker Agreement " Speaker Release Form"
More background here!
TED: http://www.ted.com/pages/about " TEDx: http://www.ted.com/tedx" TEDxBeaconStreet: " http://www.tedxbeaconstreet.com"
Rehearsals in Action & TEDx Talks, and an Adventure "
TED Global. Before joining the Media Lab. which means we are permitted to offer a longer conference and to broadcast our talks." " " " Stage Signage" " " . and work long after the conference is over to distribute our talks broadly." " We are one of a handful of Level 2 TEDx licensees. " " We have selected Beacon Street as our name to symbolize getting ideas out into the community – not just in auditorium halls. TEDxDeExtinction. for free. Project Innovator & Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab. " " We have an active blog and social media presence throughout the year. with the goal of building an ongoing community that puts ideas in action. John made a career of building community for 19 years at Citizen Schools. including the main TED conference." ! " Karen Smyers Rehearsals @Google" More than once a year…! Besides our TEDxBeaconStreet and TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet conferences. and we have a unique 150-person Braintrust and key Partners that serve as the organizing force for our activities. John has been to 8 TED conferences and was an Executive Curator for TEDxBoston. Beacon Street in Boston is a major artery that runs from the capitol through the city and into the suburbs. there are 490 Beacon Streets in Massachusetts alone. and Adventures. is the founder and head organizer.3" TEDxBeaconStreet! Background! The TED organization is based on making “ideas worth spreading” available to the " world. " " TEDxBeaconStreet aims to bring the experience of a TED conference to the greater Boston area. " " Every month of the year features organizing meetings. Our goal is to reach millions of views. TEDxChange. and TEDxWomen. we have licenses to simulcast TED content at various times throughout the year. and to extend the “ideas worth spreading” concept to “ideas in action” – taking it up a power." " John Werner. Hundreds of New England towns have a Beacon Street. social events.
individuals. and we have invited Speakers who are renowned as experts and innovators in their ﬁelds. " " Our adventures provide speakers the opportunity to present their ideas in a much wider range of formats. designed to offer our community unparalleled. but also the arts. scores of volunteers have contributed their time to bring TEDxBeaconStreet to life. behind-the-scenes access to the people and places that make Boston so dynamic. " " Our speakers and Adventures encompass a wide age range. and groups have provided generous funding and in-kind support to enable us to present this conference. some speakers will be traveling great distances to participate." " Dozens of local companies. any time that is convenient for them. and offers participants the opportunity for up-close-and-personal contact with speakers and ideas. foundations. sports.4" TEDxBeaconStreet! ! " " " An innovative aspect of TEDxBeaconStreet is our Adventures. Speakers. as well as lesser-known talents and up-and-coming stars. education. Supporters! ( Adventures" Our Talks and Adventures cover not only ideas from Technology. Additionally. While many Speakers represent the great wealth of Boston talent. unique and intimate events presented throughout the year. and many other arenas. Entertainment and Design." " Talks. in a format that encourages in-depth discussions and deeper learning. " " " " .
our simulcast was viewed by people from all 50 states and 103 countries). and will also include 100 TEDx Organizers and Translators from around the world. An after party and networking @MassChallenge. and socioeconomic groups." ! Saturday. In the afternoon we will run a more traditional TEDx event and simulcast at Google. Afterword speakers and audience will network at the Escape Velocity Party at the newly opened Brookline Teen Center. and will be simulcast on November 16 to Google in Cambridge and to the Brookline Teen Center." " Our audience will be diverse." "" Sunday. We have the ambitious goal for our 2013 talks that in total. On Friday we will have an exciting program for them which includes an Adventure Workshop @MIT Media Lab.5" TEDxBeaconStreet! Our Event: 3rd Weekend in November! Our event will be held November 15–17 at the Lincoln School. high deﬁnition video crew shooting very high production value videos. It will include people of all ages. November 17 TEDxBeaconStreet" Conference continues. as well as a number of TED employees. After this block Googlers will facilitate groups to discuss and brainstorm around the proposals. November 16 TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet and TEDxBeaconStreet" Saturday morning we will be one of only a dozen worldwide anchor sites for TEDxYouth. and on November 17 to the MIT Media Lab. participation in Adventures. they will be viewed more than 10 million times! We will need your help to reach this objective. and a social event. November 15 " Adventure Catalyst Workshop" 100 TEDx organizers from around the world have been sponsored to attend." " Final Talks" . Simulcast at MIT Media Lab. in cooperation with Google’s Solve for X program. 19 Kennard Road. Brookline MA. We are looking for talks that will be particularly engaging for multigenerational audiences that include youth. Bergmeyer Associates has agreed again to design the stage and we will have professional lighting and a 4-camera." " " " ! ! ! " Draft Schedule ! ! Friday. the talks will be edited and posted online – some of our 2012 talks garnered hundreds of thousands of views." " After the conference." " The TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet talks will be simulcast worldwide (last year. education levels." " The Lincoln School is an award-winning. Graham Gund-designed K-8th grade public school with a beautifully appointed auditorium that seats 280 people." " Note that one of the speaker blocks will be a “Solve for X” block.
15( Adventure ! Catalysts! Workshop! @MIT Media Lab! Saturday" November 16( TEDxYouth ! BeaconStreet! Google Simulcast! Sunday" November 17( TEDx! BeaconStreet! MIT ! Media ! Lab ! Simulcast! TEDx! BeaconStreet! Brookline Teen ! Center! Simulcast! Solve for <x>! Escape Velocity Party! @Mass Challenge! Adventure ! Catalysts Party! Escape Velocity Party! Nearby Lincoln School @BTC! Final Talks" .6" TEDxBeaconStreet! Schedule! " Friday" Nov.
7" TEDxBeaconStreet! November 16 & 17 Venues! MAIN VENUE" SIMULCASTS " Saturday" Teen Center" Sunday" .
8" TEDxBeaconStreet 2013 Speakers" " .
Jonatan Lopez (AKA JFlo). Pete Favat. Tufts. Scott Kirsner. Cambridge Science Festival. Fazli Azeem. Jan Preheim. Brookline School of Music. Tara Kola. Marie Antoinette LeDonne. Skylar Tibbits. Peter Scanlon. Chris Sanders. Jason Chudnofsky. Jen Reddy. Seth Kalvert. Richard Chacon. Matt Walczak. Russ Wilcox. Juan Enriquez. Pamela Aldsworth. Marcus Quigley. Sunny Bates. Carmichael Roberts. Gary Ambrosino. Orlee Berlove. John Werner. Ocean. Laura Colcord. Jessica Henricks. Beth Tishler. Matt Hyatt. Digitas. Caty Byerly. Peter Hutton. Paul Sonderegger. Rosemary Mylod McElroy. Citizen Schools. Diana Yousef. Jenny Amory. The Pulse Network. Taya Leary . Matt Henshon. Brian Grossman. B. Shannon O'Brien. Katie Rea. Tom Parmenter. Allyssa Bates. Will Stansbury" Partners! 40 Berkeley. Beth Tishler. Brookline Public Schools. Google. Rodrigo Martinez. Codman Academy Charter Public School. Arnold Worldwide. Richard Banﬁeld. Ink House. Gavin Murphy. Dustin Haines. Peter Mager. Bernie Innocenti. Ben Hoff. North Bridge Venture Capital. Oliver Ewald. Magnify. Kevin Johnson. Kristen Herbert. Dave Gramatges. MIT Museum. Brookline Teen Center. Andrers Brownworth. Yelp. MassChallenge. Tim Smith. Ramesh Rasker. Lisa Pierpont. Lincoln School. Chobee Hoy. Jake Cohen. Alliance. Sonja Plesset. OptiRTC. Emily Leventhal. Patrick Ruth. Norman de Greve. Jeff Avallon. Tedd Saunders. Tiffany Weil. Ashley Trotman. Lisa Damon. Pavan Pant. Kate Taylor. Brian Bergstein. Bruce Hecht. Anne Christensen. The Possible Project. Bill Walczak. Silicon Valley Bank. Michael Gropman. Scott Bailey. David Lee. Barbara Simonetti. convertiv. Brad Freseman. Sara SteeleRogers. Chris Erdman. Maura Welch. AppBaker. Sarah Murphy. Steve Vinter. Steve Papa. IDEO. Peter Bell. Kingbridge. Sam Dickerman. Nathaniel Teichman#. Peter Zawadzki . WeeWorld. Techstars. John Abele. Camille Preston. George Mokray. Boldfacers. Erika Alvarez Werner. Corey McPherson Nash. Eddric Lee. MacDougall Biomedical Communications. Henshon Parker LLP. Mark Newhall. Dick Simon. Colin Brauns. Omar Wasow. Jennifer Downing. Anne Baker. Chris Pollara. Matt Cooney. Courtyard Marriott in Brookline. Bryan Padilla. Lillian Margolin. Tom Dinger. Eric White. Emily Harburg. Carl Haney. Carissa Wright. fresh tilled soil. Ideapaint. Patrick Ruth. Anthony Flint. Blade Kotelly. Roger Baldacci. Katie Bacon. Raghava KK. Luke Hutchenson. Peter Vanderwarker. Tyler Sandborn. MIT Media Lab Camera Culture. MacCalvin Romain. Elizabeth Schwab. Corinne Ferguson. Lemelson. Julie Coulton. Audi of Brookline. FableVision. Urban Adventures. Jeff Dishman. Jennifer Fischer-Mueller. Rana Chudnofsky. Irene Greif. Sarah Slater. Brendan Cooney. Big Brother Big Sister of MASS Bay. Lincoln Extended Day. Sheri Gurock. Irma Rastegayeva. Mark Maloney. Mark Stanek . Laura Gassner Otting. Mark Vasu. Amit Kanolia. Solve for <x>. Bettina Neuefeind. Karen Knight Detering .Good. David Knight. Coolidge Corner Theater. Yogibo" " " Braintrust Meeting" " #" . Shady Hill School. Marla Mitchnick. Nicole Stata. Basak Ozer. Geoffrey von Maltzahn . Whitehead Institute. RoundCorner. Magic Beans. Anne Turner. Boston College High School. Sharad Chand. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Global Leadership. Tina Cassidy. Nikhil Bhojwani. Sherman Teichman. PA d'Arbeloff. Msex. Robert Schultz. Dan Oberholzer. Sabrina Avnor. Michelle Borkin. Michael Skok. Daniel LaLiberte. David Kuguru. Christain Vanderslice. Ted Lansmark. Sasha Cavender. Eventbright. Artist for Humanity. Storytelling Machines. Jackie Macquire.9" TEDxBeaconStreet Braintrust & Partners" !Braintrust" " Alison Sander. Jeff Griswold. Paul Epstein. Bob Cassels. Jamie Cornell. David Schechter. Graham Tobias. Susan Ditkoff. Anna Miller. Barr. Andy Freed. Joe Caruso. Frank Kelleher. Motiv. Boston Society of Architects. Beaver. Fred Destin. Todd Saudners. Margot Boyer-Dry . Food Truck Nation. Damien Smith. Stephen Gershman. Bergmeyer. Saunders Hotel Group.
10" TEDxBeaconStreet ! Speaker Timeline! " We will help you prepare to give the talk of your life and to get your talk viewed broadly. we request that you put the following deadlines into your calendar and that you honor them. and are worth the extra effort! " " " " #" " " " " " . Rehearsals will help you hone your message and delivery. but we need your active collaboration to make the maximum impact. experienced TEDx organizers and conference attendees." " Our “secret sauce” is the opportunity to rehearse in front of live audiences consisting of other speakers." " Because we will be working with more than 60 speakers. Breakthrough TEDx talks can be life-changing.
and there will also be a Google Hangout if you can only join remotely." " . Submit " Talk Outline ! " (Sept 15)" " Draft outline of your talk." Speaker Orientation ! (Sept 10)" " !( 4. And for our website now a one paragraph bio. works for you this Fall. Skype Video or phone) with our team about the core idea and structure of your talk." ! ! ! ! 1 hour session for speakers to review conference details and best practices for talks. Create a list of contacts." " !( 5b. your contact information. Evaluate if giving this Talk. Attend Speaker Guide and Plan for the Fall (Now) " " Details on You and Your Talk (Aug 20)" " Draft talk title. this year. body and conclusion of your talk. & your social media. Block out time to meet the listed milestones. This will be held at the MIT Media Lab. discussion (Google Hangout. disciplines who could be interested in your content. Should ﬁnalize if your talk is part of Saturday am TEDxYouth or TEDxBeconStreet (Saturday afternoon and Sunday)" " !( 5a. and draft communications you and we will use to get your talk out there." Participate in Personalized Speaker Meeting! (Aug & Sept)" " 30-min. Submit !( 3. The outline will include brief descriptions of the intro. communities. blogs. reporters." one paragraph talk description. Start to check the boxes.11" TEDxBeaconStreet ! Speaker Timeline Steps 1-5# ! !( 1. Read this !( 2. ! " " " Personalized Views Plan ! (Sept 15)! Work with a us to plan how to get your talk viewed.
and other locations to be named). Your Talk Finalized Talk (Nov 1)" " Submit your ﬁnal talk title and one paragraph description. 10. writing a TED Book (a short." " " Distribution / 10 Million Views Campaign ! ! 10 Million Views. Talk Rehearsal with Audience (Tues & some Weds in Sept & Oct)" " !( 9." Schedule ! (Nov 6)" " We will provide you with the day." We offer the unique opportunity to rehearse in front of and get feedback from an audience (may include members of our Braintrust. other Speakers. such as props. There will be Google Hangouts for those who can’t make it in person." " Speaker rehearsals will be held Tuesdays starting in September (locations: Media Lab. and people you invite)." Let us know of any other media needs and any other details you need to make your talk a success. or proposing a TED Ed lesson (a three minute script to be submitted for animation by TED animators)." " You are required to be at the Speaker Green Room no less than 90 minutes prior to your talk on Nov 16 or 17. See following slide for more detail. consider offering a TEDxBeaconStreet Adventure.12" TEDxBeaconStreet ! Speaker Timeline Steps 6-10# ! !( 6. Day of Talk !( 10." (Nov 16 or 17)" " As our VIP guests. Google. " " Your presentation doesn’t need to be near completion for these sessions . We will provide you registration information. block and approximate time of your talk and any other logistical details about the conference. here we come! After the dust has settled.you are welcome to try out various approaches before ﬁnalizing your talk or schedule optional follow-up rehearsals. your" ﬁnal outline." ! ! " #" " #" " #" " . Live !( 7. Submit !( 8. participating in a Google Hangout about your talk on Escape Velocity Day (January).000-word multimedia electronic book published by TED). You are also welcome to bring your friends and family. and " ﬁnal slides (if any). we hope you stay for as much of the conference as possible.
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That's the energy of the best TED speakers: holding court. You are totally relaxed and yourself. and to make sure about the critical aspect of the time run. translators translating translations of translations. in our work. as plants rely on wind and insects for the transmission of seed and pollen. They know you well. which was a lot of fun!”! “The rehearsal is absolutely invaluable. interspecies nourishment.! 2012 TEDxBeaconStreet Speakers" . We are all.14" TEDxBeaconStreet ! 2012 Speaker Advice to 2013 Speakers! " “No matter how comfortable you are in your own environment. The time spent rehearsing is a wonderful investment that helps prepare you to give one of the best talks of your life. to get feedback. the TED experience is something unique. in our families and friendships. we look forward to working with you on your rehearsal and experience your Talk live. and love you.”! “The rehearsals were indispensable because they provided needed practice and phenomenal feedback from the attendees in the room!”! ! “What a great experience. yielding surprising and unintended fruits. in our play. in our communities and cities and in our global communications. in your favorite spot. I would recommend doing it not once but twice!”! “Imagine you're with your very best friend. They're enthralled with you and what you think. and such a diverse and inclusive event. with your favorite drink or food. How are we translating the futures we want to see into generative actions and relationships today? Together with the whole team. including splendid beauty and fragrance. It also gave me an opportunity to extend my TED-X theme of photography into an animated TED-Ed lesson about photography for students. all in the service of nature’s proﬁt and ﬁtness.”! ! ! Putting Ideas in Action" " Ideas spread through unexpected alliances.
Very visual demonstration of something cool.15" TEDxBeaconStreet! Preparation! " TED presenters might make their talks look effortless. new perspective. solution. photo-show." ! Importance of Structure" The structure of your talk is very important. TED is “ideas worth spreading”. As you know." " A structure that works well "! Start by making your audience care. What my art is and why I do it. and it must center around the idea. Why is your idea credible and how would it work?" " How will this affect / change the world or at least some members of your audience?" #" " Final Talks" #" " Types of TED Talks! #" The big idea. practicing. Explain why a new idea. insight.not negotiable!)." " The tech demo or some other dazzler. or knowledge clearly and with conviction. Rare on TED unless it connects to an important idea or insight." #" #" #" 2012 Stage Design by Bergmeyer" . and memorization involved behind each spectacular talk.! " Performance. etc. including how dazzling the world is. and how it can change the world. important idea or insight at the heart of these talks. so the talks likely to get the most views center around a fresh. preparing. how you’ve researched the idea. how you came up with the idea. What you want to be spending your precious time on is explaining the idea itself. revision." " The personal story. What’s the problem your idea solves or contributes to?" " Explain your idea. What will your audience ﬁnd surprising or interesting?" " How does your solution work or what does your perspective or knowledge add to the discussion. or art talk. or an important idea or insight. Give your audience a new way of looking at something. but there are hours of thinking." " A fresh and interesting take on a familiar topic. so the talk has to primarily be about the idea itself and its implications – not about you. Your talk should take about 12 minutes (18 max . provocative. or perspective is important to the world. why it’s important. There is one very strong.
the audience will be inspired. and maybe even your most committed competitor. wide-ranging. political party or spiritual inclination. be yourself. This includes other specialists in your ﬁeld. capture the attention of the audience immediately. impact and timing. art. clarity. and design your talk around those. It's really too bad when you listen to a talk. The toughest task for a speaker when preparing is to decide what to leave out. Can be really effective to communicate your ideas. Here too. We ask you to commit to seriously rehearse ahead of the conference. make that space yours. But then. and know that the speaker had a better talk in them. product. Rehearsing will allow you to ﬁne-tune for ﬂow. and will likely be seen by thousands of people. " " Rehearsals in Action " " . Let us be clear: 18 minutes is not a goal: it is a ceiling. but also your mistakes or failures. and so is an excess of informality. TEDx talks range from 3 to 18 minutes. so it’s important that you ﬁnd a way of communicating what’s amazing about your ideas to this general audience. don't yield to the temptation of "adjusting" the truth or tucking some spin into your talk. show your passion. jump straight into your topic. not about promoting your book. " " Please target for less than 12 minutes – you will need explicit agreement from TEDxBeaconStreet to give a talk longer than 12 minutes. connect emotionally. #may hit the microphone and create unwanted noise during your talk. Even if you are an experienced speaker and you spend your time in front of an audience. " " Rehearse. TEDx attendees are a smart. " " Humor & Humility. So. technology. Start strong. If you haven't yet done so. " " Do it your way. Your talk will be videotaped and posted. They come from many different ﬁelds. " " Focus on the key ideas you want to share. in particular earrings and necklaces. Speakers should choose jewelry. by personality." " " This is about ideas. Every TEDx talk is unique -by subject matter. Give examples.16" Connect with the audience. Don't waste time introducing yourself: that's the role of the host (and our website). Also. Also. be candid: share your successes. " #" Dress code. by style. The difference is often just practice. people who know you. try to stay at least one minute under the allotted time. tell stories. the TEDx stage is not a place where you can "wing it". it is likely to receive more views. by delivery. but the key to a great talk very often is in what was not included. By seeing who you are and why you are passionate about your ideas and work." " TEDxBeaconStreet! Tips! " Stick to the time limit. inﬂuential community. No pitches. " " Be frank and truthful. in a prudent way: long earrings. consider that solid colors (except white) work better than strange patterns on camera. And remember: TEDx Talks are about an "idea worth spreading". In rehearsal. A shorter talk is not a lesser talk – in fact. Tooformal clothing is discouraged on the TEDx stage. watch a few TED talks to get a good sense of the format and space. for example. Make the complex plain. no soliciting funding (and no book covers or corporate logos in your slides). no boasting.
Notes are ﬁne. Don’t try to dazzle intellectually. do not talk about your company or organization." #" Show us the real you." " Connect with people’s emotions. make us cry. Don’t boast." #" Rehearse your talk in front of a trusted friend…for timing." #" " You must end your talk on time. It’s the surest way to switch everyone off. your dreams… and also your fears.17" TED ! Commandments for Talks! " Dream big. Don’t speak in abstractions. to praise or to criticize." #" Make the complex plain. We won’t allow it. Strive to create the best talk you have ever given. Share your passions. Be vulnerable. shorter talks are likely to get more views. # Controversy energizes. Be speciﬁc." #" No selling from the stage! Unless we have speciﬁcally asked you to. Make us laugh." " Don’t ﬂaunt your ego.! " #" #" #" Mitch Resnick’s Rehearsal in Action @Google " . Tell stories. And don’t even think about pitching your products or services or asking for funding. Doing otherwise is to steal time from the people that follow you. Speak of failure as well as success. then read. for clarity. But if the choice is If possible. enthusiastic endorsement is powerful." " " " your talk." " #" Feel free to comment on other speakers. don’t read between reading or rambling. for impact. Furthermore. Explain! Give examples.
Your presentation will be run off OUR laptop and projected onto a screen behind you. you may want to make the text bold." #" For data graphs or charts. please keep the following guidelines in mind.18" Technical Speciﬁcations! Things to keep in mind when formulating slides! " Slides are NOT required for a TEDx talk. including labels on x. font size" 1024 x 768 800 x 600 " 1920 x 1080 (wide) 1280 x 720 (wide) " " " " " " " " " "28 pts" "24 pts" "40 pts" "28 pts" Text Clarity" Sans-serif fonts (like Helvetica) are easier to read at a distance than serif fonts (like Times New Roman)." " #" Image size" Please design your presentation to ﬁt within any of the following speciﬁcations:" WIDESCREEN HD (16:9 aspect ratio): 1920x1080 (hi res) (preferred)" WIDESCREEN HD (16:9 aspect ratio): 1280x720 (low res)" SQUARESCREEN (4:3 aspect ratio): 1024x768 (hi res)" SQUARESCREEN (4:3 aspect ratio): 800x600 (low res)" Background" A simple. " Text Size" You rarely need more than six lines of text on a slide. be sure to follow the minimum font size guidelines on the previous page for all text. Fullquality photos from a digital camera will look better than images pulled off the web. elegant background behind your text should be used to complement and enhance the readability of your words. only a line or two will do. unless you require something different for your presentation. Often." ! Title Safe" Please keep a 10%-20% margin around your text.and yaxes and data points." " ! Graphs." Slide image size Min. but if you decide to use them. Think of text as an image. Dark backgrounds work better for the videotaped talk. much as you would when typing on a piece of paper. If using a dark or black background. font ﬁles should be embedded in your presentation ﬁle." #" #" IMPORTANT: You MUST properly license all images for TED’s use in worldwide video and web distribution. Don’t grab images from the web unless they are clearly licensed under Creative Commons for use. or check with us beforehand if you wish to use any other format. We must have the ﬁnal copy of your slides no later than November 1. This ensures that everyone will be able to read your slides." " " " Rehearsal and Final Performance" " " #" . Graphics and Photos" Use high-resolution pictures and graphics. To avoid last-minute glitches with your presentation." #" Please provide your slides in Powerpoint.
reporters." #" ! Video Editing. and will share contacts. TEDxBeaconStreet will support the logistics and audience building. If I decide that I do not have the appropriate time and energy to devote to this responsibility. by the requested due date." #" ! Rehearsals. I will work with TEDxBeaconStreet to develop a plan to share with my networks. I understand that I am expected to spend a signiﬁcant amount of time preparing for my speaking slot before the event. #I understand that TED requires that I sign a speaker release – the standard release appears on the following page. and that these materials will be used on the TEDxBeaconStreet website and to promote my talk. " " ! Bio and Headshot. a unique and intimate event over the next 18 months pre or during or post conference designed to offer our community unparalleled." . Description. behind-the-scenes access to elements of my Talk." #" ! Preparation. #" I understand that when I arrive at the conference." " ! Presentation Release. I will provide a draft and ﬁnal title. To help you better understand what is expected of you as a Speaker. I will need to pick up my badge at the Speaker Check-In station in the registration area in plenty of time to arrive at the Green Room at least 90 minutes before my talk is scheduled to begin. and will be posted on the TEDxBeaconStreet website and on YouTube with the video of my talk. I will consider helping to organize an Adventure. and outline of my talk by the requested due dates. I will rehearse my talk at least once at a rehearsal session organized by TEDxBeaconStreet in September or October. a one paragraph description. #I understand that all talks adhere to a very precise schedule / time limit and pledge to keep my talk to the agreed time limit." " ! Adventures. I will submit my ﬁles." " ! Views. ideally in Powerpoint format. I will notify TEDxBeaconStreet promptly." #" ! Slides/Multimedia." " #" ! Title. " " ! Allotted Time." " ! Badge Pick Up and Green Room. blogs. and will carefully consider any feedback offered by audience and organizers. but that I am key to the success of this plan. I understand that these materials will be used to help plan the conference sessions. #It is my responsibility to provide my own one paragraph bio and headshot. I understand that my talk will be videotaped by multiple cameras and will be posted on YouTube and the TEDxBeaconStreet website essentially the way I delivered it – any editing that is carried out will strictly be at TEDxBeaconStreet’s discretion. and communities that might have interest in my topic. we have created a 'Speaker Agreement' # that outlines your responsibilities as a speaker. #I understand that speaking at TEDxBeaconStreet is both a special opportunity and an important responsibility. I understand that TEDxBeaconStreet will work to get my talk viewed as widely as possible.19" TEDxBeaconStreet ! Speaker Agreement! Speaking at a TEDxBeaconStreet & " TEDxYouth conference can be fun -especially when you take the time to adequately prepare for all that the event entails." #" ! Responsibility. Outline.
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