TED-type Talk Coaching
A very effective way to communicate (helping executives move beyond the Power Point paradigm) is through TED-type talks.
Hayes coaches have experience helping leaders communicate in the TED style, which includes assisting with content that makes a connection with the audience through personal stories and experience and by using video-recorded feedback to practice and hone delivery skills.
Most senior executives have given hundreds of speeches and presentations; however a TED-talk format is different than a typical presentation, because it:
- tells a story (personally connecting with the audience)
- captures attention immediately and weaves a theme throughout the talk
- ends by linking the beginning with middle and with end (and with a thought provoking or action oriented end)
- is a maximum of 17 minutes
- uses limited and focused graphics (not a Power Point presentation)
- removes the barriers (not behind a podium)
- is well rehearsed but not stiff
- is a talk not a speech
The Hayes Group coach helps the executive by:
- providing input into content and themes
- giving feedback on flow and transitions
- being practical about the time a senior executive has to practice (and giving suggestions on when and how to practice)
- video-recording the initial talk and providing specific tips and techniques
- giving feedback in multiple face-to-face and video-recorded practices before the actual talk
Successful TED-type talks connect to the audience through a story (emotional connections), introduce a novel or new idea (audience learns something new) and are memorable (think Bill Gates releasing mosquitoes into the audience when talking about malaria). Although your presentation may not be that dramatic, Hayes can work with your content and through practice and feedback ensure that your audience walks away with a clear, concise, and memorable communication.