How To Become A TEDx Speaker

It may seem like an impossible dream to join the likes of Al Gore or Anthony Robbins as speakers at TED, the legendary ideas conference. But with the creation of TEDx, independently-organized TED-like conferences throughout the world, it’s now possible for far more people to become speakers. And there’s the potential for breakout success: some of the most popular TED talks of all time, including Simon Sinek’s “Start with Why” discussion of leadership, which has garnered more than 16 million views, began as TEDx talks that were uploaded to the main TED site. So how can you become a TEDx speaker and share your “idea worth spreading”? Here are five strategies to follow. [Read more at Forbes.com]

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