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On March 26 TEDxAmsterdamED will be held in the Theater Amsterdam

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The Secret to Giving a Great Talk

By Jessika - Feb 17th, 2015

What are the elements that make an incredible TEDtalk – or any inspiring speech or talk, for that matter?

As another edition of TEDxAmsterdamED looms on the horizon, we asked Joni Bais, director and co-founder of Great Communicators, and Jessika Lynch, curator and co-founder of TEDxAmsterdamED, to share what makes a great TED talk. Between the two of them, Bais and Lynch have selected and/or coached dozens of successful TEDx speakers, presented workshops, written content for, and worked with many other speakers to create, shape, and present their talks on various stages and events.  

The two recently met for coffee to answer the question: how do you put together a great TED talk?

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What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxAmsterdamED, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxAmsterdamED event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.