Last Monday I had a deja-vu! I was at the SingularityU Summit in Haarlem where three kids presented their ideas for a better world. The kids had participated in the Designathon, playing around with the theme “water”. It was no
Public speaking is a high-wire act. Those first few moments are crucial. Your heart beats faster. You’re sizing up your audience. And of course, they’re watching every move you make. But once you get your flow, it all seems effortless. You feel a connection – like you’re moving in step. It’s exhilarating when that happens.
Remember: when you’re on stage, don’t think too much about what you have to say next. Relax, be in the moment and smile. It’s okay to improvise. But there’s a catch!
What will people remember after listening to your story? What will be the “take home message”? Even if you are confident, don’t just wing it. Yes, it’s okay to improvise, in fact I encourage it. But do prepare your final statement and learn it by heart. It will give you some extra courage and boy, will you look confident right before you say… “Thank you!”.
In cooperation with Logitech I’m putting together a list of “speaking hacks”. No matter if you’re addressing an audience of 1,500 people or if you’re speaking to a group of five directors, here are some simple pointers that anyone can
Ever since I became active in the TEDx community I’ve been fascinated by what makes a presentation unforgettable. Of course Chris Anderson has written a fantastic book on this topic. It’s called the official TED Guide to Public Speaking and
Last week was the week of the World Summit AI. All the A.I. brains were coming to Amsterdam. Such a cool line-up with Professor Stuart Russel and remote-presentations by Ruslan Salakhutdinov (Apple & Carnegie Melon) and Yann Lecun (Facebook &
TEDxAmsterdam focused last Friday on “New Power”, a concept that was so eloquently described by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms in their HBR-article.
Our speakers and performers did all they can to show what #newpower meant for them. Check out the after movie here:
Do you have a unique idea that will improve the lives of millions of people? Here’s your opportunity to transform your idea into reality! Apply now to compete in Singularity University’s Global Impact Competitions (GIC) to win a seat at
Seven startups have been selected to participate in the City’s accelerator programme Startup in Residence. The young companies, which were selected out of 85 applicants, will work on the City’s challenges in the field of Mobility, Healthy City, Circular Economy
TEDxAmsterdam 2014 was a blast! A full day with speakers and performers, ideas, music, art theater, dance and inspiration. The team has created this after movie, especially for you:
We owe it all to our wonderful speakers:
- Kim Spierenburg
- Neelie Kroes
- George Vailliant
- The Singing Apes
- Michaela Deprince
- Henk Schiffmacher
- David Allen
- Duncan Stutterheim
- Kuni Naidoo
TEDxAmsterdam 2013 was an amazing experience. We celebrated our 5th anniversary at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. With the following line-up: Dadara Manfred Kets de Vries Bart Remes Jimmy Nelson Eva Simons Dominic Seldis Heleen Mees Amy Robinson Fons Trompenaars