Ideas Worth Spreading

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxUSFSP, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxUSFSP event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Finding Your Voice

New ideas and innovations are the best tools to help us plan our future.

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It is often hard to find your voice in a world that is so busy and loud. To move forward we must dive head on into the unknown, face the difficult challenges ahead, and know that in the end, by uniting our voices together, we can create the change in the world we want to see.

2018 Speakers

THE TED COMMANDMENTSThese 10 tips are the heart of a great TEDTalk.

  • Dream big. Strive to create the best talk you have ever given. Reveal something 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.
  • Feel free to comment on other speakers, to praise or to criticize. Controversy energizes! Enthusiastic endorsement is powerful!
  • If possible, don’t read your talk. Notes are fine. But if the choice is between reading or rambling, then read!
  • You must 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.