#89 Ace Your TEDx Talk Audition with TEDx Organizer Jess Tomlinson

#89 Ace Your TEDx Talk Audition with TEDx Organizer Jess Tomlinson

If you’re a messenger, chances are you’ve got “do a TED talk” on your bucket list.

I’ve noticed that the main reasons my clients haven’t applied are 1) they don’t know what they’ll talk about or 2) the process feels daunting.

Since I talk plenty about message already, in this episode I decided to tackle reason #2 and peel back the curtain of what it looks like to actually apply for one.

So it no longer feels so overwhelming or impossible.

To do that, I called up former TEDx event organizer (aka the person with final say on who gets approved for a talk) Jess Tomlinson, my biz bestie, to have an open chat and balance out the perspective I bring to the table as a TEDx speaker.

Listen in to this behind-the-scenes conversation to learn what it really takes to land a TEDx talk. You may be surprised!


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Listen in and you’ll learn:

  • The 2 must-have factors you need in your audition to wow TEDx organizers (and why my talk was a “YES”)
  • Insider tips to make your application stand out and feel more ease in the process
  • How to bring more presence and power to your audition even if you’re hella nervous
  • Why every messenger should go through this process even if they don’t get selected

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Hi! I’M ADRIA DECORTE, M.S., Clarity Coach

Drawing on my experience as a TEDx speaker and my architecture background, I help women coaches uncover the next evolution of their brand message so they can use their voice and share their truth to change lives.


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Hi! I’M ADRIA SOPHIA, Message Clarity Guide, TEDx Speaker, and host of the Quiet Messenger Podcast. I lead cozy Messenger Masterminds where I help introverted women leaders & sensitive souls tap into the message that moves them then clearly & courageously share it so they can call in their people…and their next level of impact.