#23 – TED's Kelly Stoetzel on how to become a great public speaker

Nov 14, 2017, 11:30 AM

Kelly Stoetzel is TED’s Content Director and the curator of the TED Conference.

At TED, Kelly and her team are responsible for all of TED’s programming, content, and editorial and in more than a decade, she has worked with hundreds of some of the best and most inspirational speakers in the world.

If you’re looking to exercise your public speaking skills, this is a great episode for you. In the first part of the interview, Kelly and I talk about her background and how she started to work for TED. In the second part, we talk about TED and the TED conference in general – Kelly shares some stories of working with speakers to develop their talks and about the process she and her team have developed to curate this stellar conference. In the third part we talk tactics and skills: how to practice your public speaking skills, how to play with the fear of public speaking – including techniques you can use to overcome nervousness – and what talks she recommends you to watch in your practice.

The artists Kelly mentioned in the episode: Dufala Brothers http://dufalabrothers.com/

Here are the TED Talks that Kelly recommends watching that exemplify what she has talked about in our interview:
Ken Robinson https://www.ted.com/talks/kenrobinsonsaysschoolskillcreativity Ernesto Sirolli https://www.ted.com/talks/ernestosirolliwanttohelpsomeoneshutupandlisten OluTimehin Adegbeye https://www.ted.com/talks/olutimehinadegbeyewhobelongsinacity Monica Lewinsky https://www.ted.com/talks/monicalewinskythepriceof_shame

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