The Youth Speaker (and Legal guardian) Agrees to
Youth Speaker’s Guidelines
- Find your passion.
- Don’t think of this as another boring class presentation, wow us.
- DREAM BIG.
- Remember, laughter from the audience is good.
- Be real, authentic and tell your story.
- Include a call to action to the audience. What do you want them to do?
- Look for new ideas that originate in your community but are widely relatable
- Look for ideas that need to be defended – not something self-evident, but an interesting argument, perhaps with an antagonist.
- Look for an idea the TED world hasn't heard before. (In other words, not a copy of a TED Talk you like!)
- Look for ideas that change perceptions. (e.g., a scientific discovery that changes how you think about frogs, a philosophical argument that reshapes your notions of friendship.)
Youth Speakers Videos for Frontloading
If you are new to the TED or TEDx family we suggest that you watch the following videos to help you in this journey. They are not that long and will help you take your talk or your speaker’s talk to the next level!
Youth Speaker Slide Guidelines
- Keep it simple.
- You must use Keynote to create the slide deck (Wide HD (16:9 aspect ratio): 1920x1080 (hi res)
- Use one image or idea per slide
- Do not verbally describe the images on screen
- No bullets or headers with long text on slides
- Tell a story. Talking about someone? Show their photo
- Use only a common sans serif font (like Helvetica or Verdana)
- You must own the rights to all images used on slides. If you use an image under a Creative Commons license, you must cite the source at the bottom of the slide
- The slide deck must be completed and turned in by December 1st 2018
Youth Speaker Calendar
- SEPT: Submit short idea for talk to this link
- Book a time for a face to face meeting with Tosca
- Curatorial short-list selections for student speakers
- First meeting between youth liaisons and students
- First meeting with teacher mentors (workshop finding your passion)
- Second meeting with teacher mentors (edit talk for stage)
- Second meeting with youth liaisons (workshop stage presence)
- Memorize talk & prepare slides
- Check in with Curatorial team for face to face rehearsal with slides (speaker cuts if needed)
- Third meeting with teacher mentors (focus slides)
- Third meeting with youth mentors (workshop best slides)
- Fourth meeting with teacher mentors (edit talk for stage)
- Fourth meeting with youth mentors (workshop nerves, stage fright)
- Submit final slides on Keynote for review to Tosca. Give Waiver form to Tosca.
- Rehearsal in front of peers for feedback
- Final adjustments to talk.
- On site dress rehearsal. Must attend.
- END OF JAN EARLY FEB: ½ day TEDxYouth event. Speaker must attend the full event. Optional: After party
TEDxYouthJingshan Code of Conduct
- Respect the boundaries of other attendees.
- Avoid aggressively pushing your own services, products or causes.
- Respect confidentiality requests by speakers and other attendees.
- Look out for one another.
- Invasion of privacy, including taking photos (or requesting selfies) of people you don't know.
- Being disruptive, drinking excessively, stalking, following, or threatening anyone.
- Abuse of power (including abuses related to position, wealth, race, or gender).
- Homophobia, racism, or behavior that discriminates against a group or class of people.
- Sexual harassment of any kind, including unwelcome sexual attention, and inappropriate physical contact.
- Contact Tosca to report an incident.