Public Speaking: The TEDx Way Masterclass

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LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in partnership with Gamatong Brand Consultancy and TEDxJohannesburg brings you the surprising power of the humble talk: Public Speaking: The TEDx Way Masterclass.

Everyone knows that a compelling talk can illuminate, persuade, and transform an audience.

What is rarely mentioned is how a leader’s vision, or a business’ strategy, or a brand’s essence, can be so effectively captured and canonized into something as simple, cost effective, and easily transmittable as a humble talk.

Conceived and delivered well, a talk can do the following:

  • Improve understanding;
  • Make complex ideas more accessible;
  • Help us feel emotions that move us into action; and
  • Help us conceptualise the future.

In the hands of leaders, great talks become inspirational guides that help us navigate the future.

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We have taken this epiphany to its logical end.

TEDxJohannesburg has combined the considerable speaker coaching experience of the team—drawn from organising more than 30 TEDx events and preparing over 300 speakers for the TEDx stage—with their combined 35 years of brand development expertise, and 12 years of entrepreneurial development, to help leaders, businesses, and brands, tell strategy-aligned, memorable stories that strike meaningful connections with their audiences, in a masterclass named Public Speaking: The TEDx Way.

Masterclass

This masterclass blends the theory of effective public speaking, with the practical skills needed to put together and deliverTEDx-like talks.

TEDxJohannesburg will conduct a masterclass called Public Speaking: The TEDx Way. –
Public Speaking: The TEDx Way blends the theory of effective public speaking, with the practical skills needed to put together and deliver TEDx-like talks that inspire, inform, and entertain.

Public Speaking: The TEDx Way is designed to be interactive and multi-sensory, combining talk, video, Q&A, worksheets, and practical exercises.

Modules

Orientation:

Preview key elements of effective public speaking.

Idea:

Use Simon Sinek’s Why/How/What questions to find your big idea.

Throughline:

Weave the throughline that ties together your big idea, key points, supports and examples.

Writing:

Find a fitting structure, create an opening that grabs attention, incorporate essential tools of communication, and generate a powerful ending.

Designing:

Apply key design principles to create slides people will remember.

Performing:

Address public speaking apprehension, understand voice projection techniques, learn how to control your breathing, set your talk for oral delivery, structure your gestures, and plan your on-stage movement.

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Schedule

Session 1 | 1 hour


Orientation: Preview key elements of effective public speaking.

Idea: Use Simon Sinek’s Why/How/What questions to find your big idea.

Throughline: Weave the throughline that ties together your big idea, key points, supports and examples.

Session 2 | 1 hour


Write: Find a fitting structure, create an opening that grabs attention, generate a powerful ending, incorporate essential tools of communication.

Session 3 | 1 hour


Design: Apply key design principles to create slides people will remember.

Perform: Address public speaking apprehension, understand voice projection techniques, learn how to control your breathing, set your talk for oral delivery, structure your gestures, and plan your on- stage movement.

Cost

R600 includes refreshments, and class notes.

Date

Saturday, 07 July 2018, 09:00 to 13:00

Venue

Midrand [3 Tybalt Place, Waterfall Office Park, Bekker Road, Vorna Valley, Midrand. [there is secured parking]

To RSVP and Pay

Send an email to Roche at roche@loracentre.com [only 15 seat available]

References:

We recently conducted Public Speaking: The TEDx Way with executives from Bain Academy, Anglo American, Transnet, and the South African Reserve Bank.

This is what they had to say about the course

“Tools delivered in an absolutely interesting manner using lots of video clips, including those of South Africans that we know and identify with.”

“Great presentation. Useful and out-of-the- box thinking.”

“Ithateng was excellent and held my attention all the way. His ideas are innovative and exciting, and also practical and easy to apply.”

The Team

Roche Mamabolo

Roche is a founder and director of LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is an entrepreneur, academic, and business mentor. He is also curator of TEDxGaborone and part of the TEDxJohannesburg Team. Roche has attended TEDGlobal in Arusha, Tanzania in 2017.

Kelo Kubu

Kelo is co-founder of the design and branding consultancy Gamatong, and co-host of TEDGlobal 2017. She has been a regular at TED since 2007. Formerly with TEDxSoweto, she holds the license for TEDxJohannesburg, is a senior TEDxAmbassador for Africa, and is a TED Fellow. She is a 2018 Skoll World Forum Fellow.

Ithateng Mokgoro


Ithateng is co-founder of the design and branding consultancy Gamatong. Formerly with TEDxSoweto, he is co-organiser and curator for TEDxJohannesburg. A graphic designer by profession, he recently added speaker coaching and conference curation to his list of superpowers.

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