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You are a TEDx Sioux Falls speaker! CONGRATS!

Refer to this page for rules, guidance, and resource as you prepare and rehearse to share your idea on the red circle carpet. 


Most questions on putting together your talk & any visuals can be found in either of these two documents the TED staff have put together:


TEDx content guidelines (the rules): 

TEDx Speaker Guide: 



  • Date of event is April 28, 2022 @ Sommervold Hall of the Washington Pavilion. Doors open at 6:00pm. Start time is 7:00pm.

  • Order is to be determined. Format is 1st half lineup to talks, a break, then 2nd half of talks.

  • You will have a LAV Mic (wireless lapel) hooked up via a Pinnacle technician.  This will be done 10-15 minutes prior to your turn on the stage. 

  • You will have a slide clicker. 

  • You will have a confidence monitor (screen at feet showing time & presenter view of slides).

  • There are practice/rehearsal opportunities that you'll see below. There are also coaching options available (not mandatory).

  • There will be 2 tickets held for you to give to family/friends wishing to attend.

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          Things needed to confirm Speaking slot:

◻️ Confirm availability for dates and commitment to 2 practice sessions.

◻️ Commit to having a fun time and delivering a put together rehearsed talk for the TEDx stage for us all to enjoy!

◻️ Sign Waiver for TED (see link directly below)

◻️ Choose Talk's Title

◻️ Choose Talk's short description for youtube

               Examples from last year can be viewed at

◻️ Send Thad your bio

◻️ Send Thad your talks expected length (3 to 16 minutes)

◻️ Get free photography headshot with our Photographer.

◻️ Do the thing!

Speaker Release Form  needs to be signed and emailed to me so I can give to TED. Is for their use of uploading the video to their platform and having right to do so. 


Speaker Presentation Tools (Free Prezi account & Shutterstock stock images)


Practice schedule:
(with anticipation of Thursday, August 20th as the event date. If event is pushed out another month, these dates will do the same)


  • April 27th - night before walkthrough session.

  • Around 2 weeks prior to April 28th - In person practice #2

  • Around 4 weeks prior to April 28th - In person practice #1

Thad's Email:   Cell: 605-254-5089

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