31 Aug 2020
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Virtual Platform

LAB: Talk Like TED

LAB: Talk Like TED

Tips on how to get ready to talk on the red carpet from two TEDx curators

Speaking on TED’s red carpet is a dream and a milestone for many speakers. Embrace this opportunity to learn from TEDxSydney curator Fenella Kernebone, and TEDxSaoPaulo curator, Elena Crescia.

What makes an idea worth sharing? What makes TED talks distinct from other speeches? And what goes behind the slides in uncovering the diamond in the speech? Also, learn why some TED talks have millions of views, the power of ideas and how one idea can spark change.

Key learning points:

  • The criteria TEDx curators use to decide on Speakers to talk and share at their events
  • The main tips to prepare a talk using TED and TEDx style
  • The ways to improve your public speaking skills for many other situations and the main tips for online events

Fenella Kernebone, Ideas Curator, MC, Speaker, Presentation Trainer

Fenella Kernebone is the Head of Curation for TEDxSydney and is responsible for leading the programming for one of the largest TEDx events in the world. She also hosts Lumina, a podcast about how tech innovations challenge and shape the way we share stories – produced for AFTRS.

The second season was released late 2019. She is currently working on a new podcast for the Art Gallery of NSW. She is a noted television and radio presenter, as well as producer, and has hosted radio and television shows on ABC TV, SBS TV, RN, Triple J, podcasts such as Trackwork, a season of It’s a Long Story (Sydney Opera House podcast) and the TEDxSydney Livestream and Adventure Series. Fenella is in demand as an MC, presenter, interviewer, keynote speaker and moderator and has hosted countless events around the country and internationally.

Elena Crescia, Organizer, Social Entrepreneur, Curator, Speaker Coach

Elena Crescia is a curator and speaker coach who has organized more than 50 TEDx events since 2012. She has helped more than 800 speakers as a speaker coach and TEDxSaoPaulo was the first TEDx event to be held in a soccer stadium in 2016, as well as the first TEDx drive-in event. Elena Crescia is not only a TEDx Organizer, but a TED Talk Translator and a force of nature. She is from a city of 20 million people and is not awed by producing an event for 10,000 people.

Elena is the Founder of Portfolia, Founder of Editora de Ideias, President of Net Impact Sao Paulo Chapter, passionate about impact investment and social entrepreneurship, a TED Translator Language coordinator and is part of the TEDx Music Project. She has a Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Master of economic and financial evaluation of development projects, Sorbonne University.