If you wish to nominate speakers for TEDxGateway, read the following and fill this form.
The actual submission form starts at BOTTOM of this page.
It is fine to self-nominate.
We seek people in practically all the disciplines of human endeavor.One purpose – Ideas worth spreading.
We are looking for outstanding people in any activity or field of human endeavor that want to share their vision and passion.Those who can build, those who do, those who dream.Those who imagine the impossible.Those who go against the current, Those who can marvel, surprise and motivate us. We seek presenters who can argue for ideas which inspire. BIG ideas! , human stories – talks that will marvel, teach, provoke action, make us reflect, thrill, entertain, cry or bring change!
It is not necessary that you personally know the speaker that you want to nominate, however, we would request you to provide us with comprehensive information about the speaker which would help us better to know the person.
Do you wish to nominate someone? Click here to fill the Nomination Form
We urge you to read the following guidelines before filling the form
The TED Commandments
These are the official guidelines from TED on how to prepare your talk. Chew them over one at a time and let them sit with you until each one triggers new ideas. These tips are given to all TED Conference and TEDx speakers as they prepare their TEDTalks. They will help speakers craft talks that will have a profound impact on your audience.
- Dream big. Strive to create the best talk you have ever given. Reveal something new/never seen before. Do something the audience will remember forever. Share an idea that could change the world.
- Show us the real you. Share your passions, your dreams … and also your fears. Be vulnerable. Speak of failure as well as success.
- Make the complex plain. Don’t try to dazzle intellectually. Don’t speak in abstractions. Explain! Give examples. Tell stories. Be specific.
- Connect with people’s emotions. Make us laugh! Make us cry!
- Don’t flaunt your ego. Don’t boast. It’s the surest way to switch everyone off.
- No selling from the stage! Unless we have specifically asked you to, do not talk about your company or organization. And don’t even think about pitching your products or services or asking for funding from stage.
- Don’t read your talk.
- End your talk on time. Doing otherwise is to steal time from the people that follow you. We won’t allow it.
- Rehearse your talk in front of a trusted friend … for timing, for clarity, for impact.