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Frank King – Landing and Leveraging a TEDx Talk
Episode 1715th August 2022 • Becoming Preferred • Michael Vickers
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Episode Overview:

Looking to take your career to the next level? Establish credibility and become preferred in your market? Want to accelerate your results by becoming a recognized thought-leader and sought after expert? Getting, crafting, and delivering a TEDx Talk just might be what you’re looking for. To help us understand the recipe for landing a TEDx Talk, and he’s done it 7 times, is professional speaker, coach and comedian, Frank King.

Guest Bio: 

In 2016 Frank King began coaching potential TEDx Talkers, when a number of his speaker coaching clients approached him and asked if he would coach them on scoring a TEDx Talk opportunity. Since then, dozens of his clients have done their first TEDx Talk, several have done two, and one has done three!

Frank King was a writer for the Tonight Show for 20 years, and he holds the record for the longest non-stop comedy club road trip ever. Beginning the day after Christmas in 1985, he and his wife (who must have the patience of Job) were on the road 2,629 nights in a row, comedy club to comedy club with no home, just a PO Box and voice mail.

He shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Foxworthy, Ron White, Adam Sandler, Dennis Miller, Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, Dr. Ken Joeng, Rita Sirleaf and Kevin James, among others.

Since becoming a public speaker on Suicide Prevention in 2014, Frank has done 7 TEDx Talks.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

16:28 TEDx talks have a structure to them

16:57 Some messes and stresses

17:54 You don't pay to do a TEDx. That's the good news

18:08 The difference between a TED and a TEDx

19:29 Catching their attention is the first hurdle to get over

20:54 Mistakes people make when applying to do a TEDx talk

22:24 It's a marketing pitch to the TEDx selection committee

23:43 Passion is very important

27:55 The riches are in the niches

31:49 Land and leverage a TEDx talk and speaker marketing

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