I’ve read just about every article on how to give a good TED Talk, and I’ve watched every TED talk about giving a TED Talk. I’ve been involved with numerous TEDx productions, including TEDxUNLV, TEDxLA, and TEDxUCIrvine, and I’ve also helped coach a number of people who have given TEDx talks, including Brian MacMahon and Daniel Midson-Short. Being on stage, as well as having experience backstage has given me a first-hand look into the process of creation, tweaking, fine-tuning, rehearsing, and everything else that goes into preparing for the big TEDx performance.
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Ryan Foland

Ryan Foland is a master communicator. He coaches leaders worldwide on the art of simplifying spoken and written messaging for greater impact. He is the inventor of 3-1-3 Theory, a process whereby pitches begin as three sentences, condense into one sentence and then boil down to three words. Ryan is the co-founder of InfluenceTree.com, a personal brand accelerator and writes for Influencive. He has appeared in Inc., Entrepreneur, HuffPost, TEDx and more. An entertaining speaker and emcee, he serves as a public speaking mentor for a variety of thought leaders. Learn more at www.RyanFoland.com.