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TEDxKids@NBCC Journal Entry 1: Teaching kids about story.

Today I began a six week journey with about 15 elementary school children toward a final destination of a TEDxKids event.   Yes, I’ll take your luck as I’ll likely need it. “NBCC” is North Broadway Children’s Center where my two children have attended pre-school and now aftercare since they were 18 months and 10 weeks, …

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What’s Happening at ar.tic.u.la.tion. in 2012

No theory or speaker reviews in this post, just a quick update on some of our whereabouts for the new year. Ongoing Training and Coaching We are actively scheduling both classes and individual sessions for our Storytelling Training and Presentation Coaching offerings.   These are private-reserve classes (no public sessions, sorry) which means we can customize them …

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Speaking when your medium isn’t language.

On the TEDxColumbus stage over the last three years, we’ve had a variety of performance artists: musicians, poets and such.  This post is not about them. It is about those individuals who have a medium other than their own voice, movement or acting to express their artistry (design, painting).  I turned to wikipedia for a …

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It’s my turn for the stage

This week I’ll be speaking at the Cityworks (X)po in Roanoke, Virginia. I was invited to speak on behalf of the TEDx global community, which now equates to 3417 events in 117 countries. Humbled, yes. Nervous, no. Since this is my “TEDx” season, the content is omnipresent in the brain, especially thanks to a great hour-long talk show with our leading …

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Three times makes it a trend

They say once is an event, twice is a coincidence and three times is a trend. As we organize the third TEDxColumbus event, we’re definitely feeling the trend. Consider our first year when no one knew what TED  or TEDx was. I had to explain, clarify, demonstrate and explain some more. Last year, we had some awareness but still needed to …

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Stale corporate events, no more!

A year ago TED unveiled a new corporate program where “private” TEDx licenses could enable corporations to host their own internal TEDx events. The guidelines are similar to a regular TEDx event with two primary caveats- only employees can attend the live event and the videos cannot be posted to a public site. A few …

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