Do you have a unique idea worth spreading? An idea that contributes to the betterment of humanity, and is likely to be the talk of your life?
Giving a great TEDx talk has plucked many an unknown expert from the depths of obscurity to a place of prominence on the worldwide stage.
That’s why most speakers hire an experienced speaker coach to guide them through the rigorous process of preparing for, and delivering, a life-changing TEDx talk.
No matter where you are on your TEDx journey — whether you’re just beginning to hatch your “idea worth spreading,” or need a seasoned pro to rehearse you to polished perfection — I have a package that’s right for you.
The TEDx website offers numerous resources to help you prepare for your talk and meet the rigid deadlines established by TEDx. Start by downloading the TEDx Speaker Guide. Next, look at this page, which explains the TEDx expectations for speakers during the preparation stage.
Why work with me?
For more than 30 years, I have coached and written speeches for top-line executives, celebrities and subject matter experts to deliver powerful speeches and presentations to large audiences and the media. I was once a professional actor, director and musician, so I know a thing or two about stage presence and pleasing audiences. And, I’ve personally delivered loads of speeches and workshops. I know what works, and what doesn’t.
I am a member of the all-volunteer core planning team for TEDxWilmington, which gives me intimate knowledge of the TEDx experience, requirements and the rigors of preparation. I contribute my PR expertise to the organization.
With me as your TEDx speaker coach, depending on which package you select, you’ll have the additional benefit of me as your publicity advisor. As a public relations consultant, I help businesses and brands tell their stories in the media, on stage, with podcasts, and through the strategic distribution of compelling content. My greatest joy is coaching successful leaders to develop the powerful, public presence they need to become influencers and subject matter experts.
What people are saying:
“Dana’s wealth of knowledge, dedication, and ability to develop my story and one idea worth spreading for my TEDx talk was impeccable. I commend and recommend her coaching services wholeheartedly.”
“Dana is a tremendously thoughtful and brilliant woman. Anyone seeking to amplify their message in the way that matters most should speak with Dana FIRST, whether it is to be recognized in the news, have their content written more personally or improving their own personal brand. I cannot imagine anyone more talented to get the work done right the first time than Dana Dobson. She is a 10+ in my book!”
“I was so grateful to have worked with Dana Dobson for my TEDx preparation. She made the process very comfortable and supportive, however gave me constructive feedback to ensure my talk was a success. She is very experienced and has a vast knowledge of TEDx preparation strategies. I felt that the tips she provided were extremely valuable in giving the talk of my life”
“The beauty of working with a kindred sprit is that they get you and want you to be your best. Drawing out every nuance and making the most of every minute, so that you connect and convey the message you believe is worth spreading. That is who Dana has been for me. This brilliant woman, who skillfully guided and coached me through my TEDx talk, also edited my first book. I’m grateful for the partnership and collaboration we share that continues to enhance my life. Dana is so much more than just a wordsmith and communication expert, she is a trusted ally for your good so that the contents of your heart find their powerful place on the TEDx stage. Thank you Dana! I could not have done it without you!”
Dana created a space for me to emerge and figure out what was the right way for me to articulate the message, and what stories I was going to sell so I could show up powerfully. Although I don’t even know how many views I have on YouTube now, I’ve used that talk to make lots of money. It wasn’t the first direction I initially was going to go in, but it was through my first conversation with Dana that I think made the difference in how it allowed me to show up.
“Burn the Box, Shift Your Life”
“Investing in Our Future, For Our Future”
Dana was an amazing speaking coach who took the time to help me while I was preparing to give a important talk in another country on a topic I’m really passionate about! She gave practical advice and was a great person to work with both virtually and in-person.