X Marks the Stage: A Guided Map for Applying to a TEDx event
- A desire to make an impact on stages
- An open mind
- An open heart
- A willingness to do and not just try
Nobody likes to receive rejection letters.
Trust me; I know this first-hand.
I've applied to plenty of TEDx events only to receive rejection emails if an email at all.
While some of that is out of your hands due to factors such as an overwhelming number of applicants for just 10 spots, in this course, I'm going to teach you how to control what you can control-- your own application.
You don't need to have a huge following.
You don't need to have a major platform.
You don't have to be an author.
You don't have to have fancy degrees or letters by your name.
You just need to be you and I will show you how to do that for your application.
Dive in as I take you through the mistakes I made in preparing for my first TEDx event, as well as the 7 steps that will lead to x marking the stage for you.
- Speakers who want to increase their influence on a TEDx stage.
- Thought Leaders who want to use a digital platform to create a positive impact.
- Entrepreneurs who know the value of spreading their message on an international platform.
- Authors who are ready to take their message from the page to the stage.
- Locate a Local Event13:55
- Research the Theme08:01
- Choose a Topic03:20
- Fit in the Main Component02:58
- Connect with Story02:25
- Add Value03:56
- Set Aside Time & Apply05:22
- Conversation & Intention09:45
In order to be the person she felt she needed as a teen, stumbling through life following a suicide attempt, sexual assault (rape), and unwed teenage motherhood, Shaneequa Cannon became a public high school Language Arts teacher. During those 13 years as an educator, Shaneequa’s mission was to be the change she wanted to see and the beacon of possibilities in the lives of others.
But, after narrowly surviving a bout with pulmonary embolisms in her lungs, Shaneequa had to confront her mortality and habits of mediocrity. This brush with death gave her a fresh pair of eyes and a fervent desire to see the women around her rise out of their own mediocrity, winning through telling their stories on stage and on the page.
Shaneequa became inspired to start a business as the Master Brand Story Coach, drawing on her love of teaching and her fascination with storytelling, helping women entrepreneurs embrace the power of their story so they could move forward with permission and purpose. This is a new multi-faceted mission that Shaneequa takes to the stage, page, and screen as a speaker, author, and screenwriter. She's a graduate of the University of Miami and Full Sail University.