TED is holding an open audition to discover new speakers for TED 2012, especially those that use new presentation techniques, engaging media or storytelling styles. To participate you just need to make a 1′ minute video showing a bit your -hopefully- innovative and interesting way of presenting and you might be picked for a full live audition in New York next May 24.
It looks both as an extension of their “radical openness” approach plus a way of tapping new talent to change what has become the “TED-style” talk.
We’re holding this audition to give a chance to the undiscovered talent we know is out there — and especially talent that can help us continue to reinvent the ancient art of the spoken word. At TED2012, our whole theme will be devoted to this. We’re calling it “Full Spectrum” — the rich use of technologies, formats and styles to make an impact on an audience. And that’s what we’ll be looking for in this audition.
We’d like to test some of these presentation formats and get exposed to any other innovations that may be lurking out there in how to impact an audience.
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