Updated May, 10th 2013
PROJECT MILESTONE 1
Share the link to the draft version of your project.
Last year, I submitted an application to give a talk at CreativeMornings for their special end of the year Audience Takes the Stage event. What were they looking for in a speaker? "Creative thinkers and makers that have an interesting story to tell."
I decided to focus my talk on social responsibility and how each of us have the capacity to create remarkable change in the world around us. I used the creation of my own business as a vessel to tell that story.
Here is the link to the 60 second pitch video that I had to submit with my application: https://vimeo.com/54633817 (password: CMNYC)
PROJECT MILESTONE 2
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After being invited to speak at CreativeMornings, I immediately started to flesh out my talk. Here is my completed speech writing template:
I. THE CORE
1. What’s the focus/topic of your speech, presentation or pitch?
A talk on how Average Joe's have the capacity to create remarkable change.
2. Who is your intended audience?
225 - 300 designers, entrepreneurs, freelancers and the like. Intelligent, socially conscious, relaxed/chill. Familiar with and inspired by participants within the TED space.
Galapagos Art Space - sexy ambiance, low key, big stage. Equipment on hand will include:
4. How much time will you have to present?
Allotted 8 min, planning to stay within 7:00 - 7:30.
5. KABOOM! (Impact)
By the end of your speech, how should the audience feel? What should they think? What do you want them to do?
I want every person in the room to acknowledge that we can all be great leaders, thinkers, doers, and mentors in our community. And then I want them to feel like they should go out and do something about it.
1. Tell them what you’re going to say. (Intro)
45 - 60 seconds summarizes who I am (with a quick attention grabber), why I'm here, and why we're here.
2. Say it! (The Mighty Rule of 3)
3. Tell them what you said. Yes, again. (Conclusion)
15 second recap of points 1 - 3 with closing reminder that social responsibility starts at home.
PROJECT MILESTONE 3 (FINAL)
Here is the final video for my talk: http://vimeo.com/56510302