3 KEYS to DELIVERING A POWERFUL TED TALK
Nan has helped numerous clients step on stage at TED, TEDx and major industry conferences with audiences of 15,000. On our Free Resources page, you can download her workbook '3 Keys To Delivering A Powerful TED Talk' and learn insightful ways to make your high-stakes presentation rock.
Meet Nan’s TED Alumni
LYNNE TWIST : TED x Marin
Lynne Twist has been active in social justice and environmental causes for more than 40 years. She has helped raise over $200 million for these causes. Nan has worked with Lynne to prepare presentations for the Bioneers Conference and TEDxMarin.
“Working with Nan was really powerful. It was wonderful to connect with her skill and her love for her work, and her knowing what really works. Nan’s knowledge that love is the key to connecting with our audience, helped me feel connected. I am so grateful to her.” — Lynne Twist
Sarah Crowell : TED x sanluisobispo
Sarah Crowell is the multi-award-winning Artistic Director at Destiny Arts Center, an Oakland-based arts program inspiring and igniting social change through the arts.
“Before working with Nan on my Ted Talk, I was anxious and insecure, even though I was talking about my life's work, maybe BECAUSE I talking about my life's work.
I was having a tough time distilling my story into something that would be accessible, poignant and inspiring.
After working with Nan, I felt excited, confident and ready to make a powerful statement about my work. She was both a generous collaborator and a rigorous editor.
Nan helped me shape my key ideas in a way that solidly told my story and inspired my audience to make a difference.”
— Sarah Crowell
ELIZABETH LINDSEY : TED x Maui
Nan has prepared Dr. Elizabeth Lindsey, the first female Fellow in the history of The National Geographic Society, for several key TED talks. Working with Nan, they created a speech connecting the stories from her Hawaiian elders and her work as an explorer in remote regions around the world, with the audience’s internal search for new knowledge. Elizabeth has since presented to audiences around the world including multiple TED events, Bioneers and noteworthy academic venues.
BEFORE working with NAN
Following her first TED talk 'Curating Humanity's Heritage', below, Elizabeth reached out to Nan to help address some of the feedback she received, to balance her authenticity with her advocacy and to better connect with her audience.
You can watch the video below to see Elizabeth's talk before working with Nan.
JACKIE VANDERBRUG : TED x sandhillrdwomen
Jackie Vanderbrug is a leader in the emerging global field of gender lens investing and a founder of the Women Effect Investments Initiative. Jackie works with both investors and investment vehicles to develop the gender lens investing market.
NISHAD SINGH : TED x Youth
Nishad Singh is the fastest 100 miler in the world for his age group though he suffers from asthma. Invited to give a TED talk about overcoming obstacles, Nishad procrastinated. With two weeks left he was panicking. He turned to Nan.
“She set me up for all speeches, not just this speech. Nan’s work lasts a lifetime – the result is not just for a single event – it’s not just a small piece of your life – there are so many applications outside of speaking to apply what Nan teaches."
— Nishad Singh
BETSY HALL MCKINNEY : TED x
Betsy Hall McKinney is a mother, social entrepreneur, writer and philanthropist. She is the founder of It's Time Network which brings together individuals and organizations working collaboratively to empower women and girls through collective action across a broad range of issues and sectors.
MELISSA SWEET : TED x FiDiWomen
In 2010, famed bridal gown designer Melissa Sweet took a career break in Costa Rica. There she began programs to help neighbors grow and eat healthy food. These evolved into a non-profit, Vida Authéntica. An invitation to TED followed.
“I had been trying to write this speech for 6 months. Nan gave me the tools to structure the talk. This was about presence not presentations. The nervousness crumbled. My writers’ block crumbled. Nan taught me how to jump in, how to get the most out of each opportunity. She helped me find the presence I now have every time I step on stage.”
— Melissa Sweet
3 KEYS to DELIVERING A POWERFUL TED TALK
Whether you’re preparing for TED or a major presentation or funding pitch, on our Free Resources page, you can download a copy of Nan's workbook: '3 Keys To Delivering a Powerful TED Talk.’ You’ll learn specific tools & keen insights to make any high-stakes presentation powerful.