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Frank King – Landing and Leveraging a TEDx Talk


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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About the Host, Michael

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

Michael is also the best-selling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition, and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today's Competitive Marketplace, where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training programs to many of today’s leading companies. He teaches thousands of business professionals throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum performance.

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