What does eating bugs have to do with a great TED talk? Only everything.
Our guest, Chris “Shoots” Veis, shares his insights into how to put an amazing TED talk together. He recently gave his TEDx talk called A Silent Killer Of Change at TEDx Billings.
A student of politics since high school, Shoots obsessively followed politicians and their campaigns, and even took the plunge into politics by running for city council.
As you’ll hear, Dino and I got a lot of insight from speaking to Shoots. Here’s a glimpse at the key points:
- Acting can help you get used to being on stage in front of an audience.
- Be prepared to be able to explain your TEDx topic in under 2 minutes. Very interesting to hear the pitch Shoots did to land his talk.
- What example can you give that will crystallize the talk in a person’s mind? For Shoots, it was the insect diet.
- What makes a great TED talk is a strong and irresistible hook. Comparing the insect diet to change was a great hook.
His favorite talk