How to be inspiring: 6 things I learnt as a TEDx Perth speaker coach

Lots of people think public speaking comes naturally to TED speakers. But the best of them put in a lot of hard work to get to deliver the great presentation you see on the day.

I was lucky to work as a TEDx Perth speaker coach for some amazing women and men. Two received standing ovations: Carina Hoang for her 2013 talk, “Being a refugee is not a choice” and Shani Graham “Take a street and build a community”.

Speaker coaches help presenters craft their story, connect with their audience and deliver a well-tuned and inspiring talk.

Here are some tips I learned over four seasons as a TEDx Perth speaker coach about how you can also be an inspiring speaker.

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Tips for giving great presentations: my experience as a TEDx speaker coach

The global TEDx phenomenon brings us amazing speakers offering thought-provoking talks. But not all were natural public speakers. I was a TEDx Perth speaker coach for 4 years, helping speakers find their story, structure their presentation and handle nerves.

In a series of blog posts I share with you some of the most important things I learned.

Here are my five tips for getting started on a great presentation:

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