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<p>Youth@Monterey</p> <p>Speakers ToolkitGuide to Giving a Spectacular Presentation at TEDxYouth@Monterey</p> <p>Youth@Monterey</p> <p>Table of ContentsWeLCOMe BaCkGrOuND &amp; Our tHeMe PreParatiON teDx COMMaNDMeNtS ViSuaL &amp; teCHNiCaL SPeCS MuLtiMeDia reLeaSe FOrM 3 4 5 7 8 9</p> <p>SPeakerS kit</p> <p>2</p> <p>Youth@Monterey</p> <p>Congratulations! Were thrilled that you and your ideas will be a part of teDxYouth@Monterey this November 19 th. the curatorial team and planning committee are excited about the creativity and talent in our speaker line-up! as you know, youll be presenting to youth ranging in age from 13 to 20-years-olds from across Monterey County and the Central Coast. You may have also heard that our event will be video-recorded and live streamed worldwide! in this toolkit, youll find a short background guide to teD and teDxYouth@Monterey, preparation tips, the teDx Commandments and technological specifications. For promotional purposes, please keep in mind that this event is independently organized under a license from teD. it is not teD proper. Please make that distinction when youre spreading your exciting news. We offer our full support, and well work with you to develop a comfortable, meaningful and dynamic teDxYouth talk. Congratulations once again! Sincerely,</p> <p>teDxYouth@Monterey team Member</p> <p>SPeakerS kit</p> <p>3</p> <p>Youth@Monterey</p> <p>TEDx Monterey &amp; TEDxYouth @MONTEREYHopefully by now weve familiarized you with the teD style and mantra of ideas worth spreading. to enhance your knowledge of teD and its mission, check out the following links: teD: www.ted.com/pages/about teDx: www.ted.com/tedx teDxYouth: tedxtalks.ted.com/pages /teDxYouth teDxYouth@Monterey: www.teDxYouthmonterey.org/</p> <p>BACKGROUND</p> <p>Photo Credit: Sumaya agha</p> <p>Inspire tomorrow, TodaySPeakerS kit</p> <p>OUR THEME</p> <p>in the spirit of reaching beyond ourselves, our neighborhoods, our schools and even beyond our city limits the theme for this years teDxYouth@Monterey.</p> <p>4</p> <p>YOUR TEDxYouth@MONTEREY talkHave you ever noticed how easy teD speakers make presenting at a teD event seem? Make no mistake, the key of these spectacular talks is hours of preparation, practice, revision and memorization. We will schedule time with all speakers, helping you prepare for your teDxYouth presentations. Please note we are committed to creating an atmosphere of inclusivity. to facilitate this, speakers are encouraged to stay for the whole conference and to mingle with youth participating during breaks.</p> <p>PREPARATION</p> <p>Presentation Development and CoachingteDxYouth@Monterey will engage all presenters in a series of consultations and conversations to help you prepare and deliver an inspiring talk. this process will allow you to actively revise and practice your talk in order to craft a presentation that works within the constraints of the format constraints that are designed to help spark creative communication.</p> <p>TIPS</p> <p>Planning Your Presentation1) explore teD talks to familiarize yourself with the signature format. 2) keep it personal and on message. take emotional risks; be authentic and vulnerable. 3) tell a story. 4) Go deep rather than broad. Break away from giving a speech and remember that youre sharing an idea that youre passionate about. 5) remember, teD supports ideas worth spreading: absolutely no corporate plugs from the stage and no company videos.</p> <p>SPeakerS kit</p> <p>5</p> <p>Presentation Delivery1) Stay within the allotted time. We are committed to keeping the presentations between 3 and 10 minutes. the curatorial team will work closely with presenters to determine the appropriate duration of your speech /performance. On the big day, a visible timer will be used to help you stay on time. 2) Speak with your audience and not to them. For example, ask rhetorical questions throughout the talk ( So what would that mean...?). ask actual questions throughout the talk (Does anybody here know what...?). 3) Smile and make eye contact. 4) Move around the stage, when you can, and be as energetic as possible.</p> <p>CONTACT INFORMATIONE-mail: tedxymonterey@gmail.com Phone: (831) 647-4630</p> <p>SPeakerS kit</p> <p>6</p> <p>Youth@Monterey</p> <p>Photo Credit: Don Jones</p> <p>These commandments are part of every ted talk.1) Dream big. Strive to create the best talk you have ever given. reveal something never seen before. Do something the audience will remember forever. Share an idea that could change the world. 2) Show us the real you. Share your passions, your dreams...and also your fears. Be vulnerable. Speak of failure as well as success. 3) Make the complex plain. Dont try to dazzle intellectually. Dont speak in abstractions. explain! Give examples. tell stories. Be specific. 4) Connect with peoples emotions. Make us laugh! Make us cry!</p> <p>TED COMMANDMENTS</p> <p>5) Dont flaunt your ego. Dont boast. its the surest way to switch everyone off. 6) No selling from the stage! unless we have specifically asked you to, do not talk about your company or organization. and please refrain from pitching your products or services or asking for funding from stage. 7) Feel free to comment on other speakers, to praise or to criticize. Controversy energizes! enthusiastic endorsement is powerful! 8) If possible, dont read your talk. Notes are fine. But if the choice is between reading or rambling, then read! 9) You must end your talk on time. Doing otherwise is to steal time from the people that follow you. We wont allow it. 10) Rehearse your talk in front of a trusted friend...for timing, for clarity, for impact.</p> <p>SPeakerS kit</p> <p>7</p> <p>Youth@Monterey</p> <p>A visual representation is not mandatory but can be a great aid when done with simplicity &amp; styleSOME TIPS FOR VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS</p> <p>VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS</p> <p>1024x768 28 pts 800x600 24 pts 1920x1080 (wide) 40 pts 1280x720 (wide) 28 pts</p> <p>Slide image size Minimum font size</p> <p>a simple, elegant background behind your text should be used to complement and enhance the readability of your words. if using a dark or black background, you may want to make the text bold.</p> <p>background</p> <p>graphs, graphics &amp; photosuse high-resolution pictures and graphics. Full-quality photos from a digital camera will look better than images pulled off the web. You must properly license all images for teDs use in worldwide video and web distribution. Dont grab images from the web unless they are clearly licensed under Creative Commons for use. For data graphs or charts, be sure to follow the minimum font size guidelines above for all text, including labels on x-and y-axes and data points.</p> <p>Less is morea single, strong, graphic image or succinct line of text will tell your story better than a crowded collage or packed paragraph. remember, people need to process everything youre saying while simultaneously absorbing your slides. rather than one complex slide, show several slides, each with one idea, image or data point. Please eliminate slides that are essentially Headline+Bullet-Points. these can get very tired.</p> <p>Please design your presentation to fit within any of the following specs WiDeSCreeN HD (16:9 aspect ratio) : 1920x1080 (hi res) WiDeSCreeN HD (16:9 aspect ratio) : 1280x720 (low res) SQuareSCreeN (4:3 aspect ratio) : 1024 x 768 (hi res) SQuareSCreeN (4:3 aspect ratio) : 800x 600 (low res)</p> <p>Image size</p> <p>five examplesFive presentations featuring clean, crisp, effective design that worked live at teD, and also online.www.ted.com/talks/view/id/128 John DoerrProfit and Salvation in Greentech (2007) www.ted.com/talks/view/id/1 al Gore15 Ways to avert a Climate Crisis (2006) www.ted.com/talks/view/id/187 Larry LessigCreativity and the Law (2007) www.ted.com/talks/view/id/161 erin Mckeanredefining the Dictionary (2007) www.ted.com/talks/view/id/148 rives4 a.m. (2007)</p> <p>Title SafePlease keep a 10% 20% margin around your text, much as you would when typing on a piece of paper. this ensures that everyone will be able to read your slides.</p> <p>Technicalto avoid last-minute glitches with your presentation on-site, font files should be embedded in your presentation file.</p> <p>You rarely need more than six lines of text on a slide. Often, only a line or two will do.</p> <p>Text size</p> <p>Additional resourceswww.charlestsai.com/2010/11/how-to-prepare-your-tedx-talk/ tedxtalks.ted.com/video/teDxSingapore-Coleman-Yee-the-P</p> <p>Sans-serif fonts (like Helvetica) are easier to read at a distance than serif fonts (like times New roman).SPeakerS kit</p> <p>text clarity</p> <p>8</p> <p>Youth@Monterey</p> <p>Permission Release</p> <p>TEDxYOUTH@MONTEREY</p> <p>PLEASE COMPLETE THIS FORM, MAKE COPIES FOR YOUR RECORDS AND FAX / EMAIL TO YOUR TEDxYOUTH@MONTEREY CO-ORGANIZER, BOB COLE.</p> <p>teDxYouth@Monterey and teD encourage intelligent public debate around each presentation. accordingly, your Presentation may be distributed under a Creative Commons license, which allows each distributed presentation to be re-published in non-commercial, non-derivative works, as long as appropriate credit is given and the presentation is not edited or distorted. By signing this release, you acknowledge and agree that you do not object to the distribution of the Presentation by the teD Parties under a Creative Commons license. teDxYouth@Monterey and teD place a great emphasis on reaching a global audience. to achieve this goal, your Presentation may be translated into any language. translators follow the guidelines established through teDs Open translation Project. By signing this release, you acknowledge and agree that you do not object to having your Presentation and Supporting information translated in this way. in addition, you understand and agree that: (i) teDxYouth@Monterey and teD arent obligated to use the Presentation or Supporting information in any way; (ii) you wont receive any form of payment in connection with the use of the Presentation and/or Supporting information; and (iii) you may not revoke the rights granted in this release. You affirm that: (i) you have the full power and authority to grant the rights and releases set forth in this release; (ii) you are the sole author of the Presentation; (iii) you own all rights to the Presentation, including, but not limited to, all copyrights and trademark rights; (iv) you will advise teDxYouth@Monterey in writing of all third-party material contained in the Presentation (to which you have not secured all necessary rights); and (v) use of the Presentation as permitted by this release will not violate the rights of any third party. if any third party claims that the use of the Presentation violates its rights, you agree to cooperate fully with teDxYouth@Monterey and teD to defend against or otherwise respond to such claim. this release contains the entire understanding between you and teDxYouth@Monterey regarding the Presentation and/or Supporting information and may not be modified except in a writing signed by both of us.</p> <p>teDxYouth@Monterey (teDxYouth@Monterey) will be recording all the presentations at the teDxYouth@Monterey event to be held Saturday, November 19, 2011 (the event). teDxYouth@Monterey is operated under license of teD Conferences LLC (teD). Beyond the event, the goal of both teD and teDxYouth@Monterey, is to spread great ideas, by making these presentations freely and widely available to a global audience. this release (the release) will serve as our agreement concerning your participation at the event. in consideration for the platform provided to you, and in support of the goal of ideas worth spreading, you grant teDxYouth@Monterey, teD, and other entities e.g., broadcasters as teDxYouth@Monterey or teD may designate from time to time (collectively, the teD Parties) the right to record, stream, film and photograph your presentation at the event (the Presentation) and to distribute, broadcast, edit, translate (as discussed below) or otherwise disseminate it, without any further approval from you, in whole or in part, throughout the world, in perpetuity, in any and all media now known or hereafter developed. this grant to the teD Parties includes, but is not limited to, the right to use the Presentation either alone or together with supporting information, such as your name, voice, photograph, likeness and biographical data (collectively, Supporting information). examples of permitted uses of the Presentation and Supporting information include displaying the Presentation on the teDx Youtube channel or on teDs website, teD.com; broadcasting the Presentation on television; and distributing the Presentation on DVDs, mobile phones, films, and other video distribution channels, such as itunes.</p> <p>SPeakerS kit</p> <p>9</p> <p>Youth@Monterey</p> <p>Permission ReleaseName (Signed)</p> <p>TEDxYOUTH@MONTEREY</p> <p>Name (Printed)</p> <p>Date For people under the age of 18, a parent or guardians name and signature: PLeaSe SiGN, Date &amp; eMaiL/FaX to teDxYouth@Monterey co-organizer, Bob Cole at: e-mail: tedxymonterey@gmail.com Fax: (831) 647-4199 Parent / Guardian Name (Signed)</p> <p>Parent / Guardian Name (Printed)</p> <p>Date this release shall be exclusively governed by New York law without regard to choice-of-law principles. any dispute concerning the Presentation and/or Supporting information, or arising out of or relating to this release, shall be resolved in the courts of the State of New York.</p> <p>SPeakerS kit</p> <p>10</p>