Talk like TED

Hitting over two billion views, TED talks have stirred hearts and minds around the world. Your presentations can have the same impact. In this training you will learn the magic ingredients of TED talks, make them appropriate for an academic setting and then start implementing for engaging public speaking leading to maximum audience engagement.

1 day Training:      

TED Talk in a day! Find out the magic ingredients of a captivating TED Talk and cook up your own mini style talk by the end of the day. This training will give you the hands on experience of speaking with brevity, clarity and power.

4 hour Masterclass:

How can you quickly and easily bring the magic of TED to your communication? By discovering the 3 most impactful elements and playing with them  in a safe supportive environment! After this session you will know how to TED-up your next presentation or lecture with some simple adjustments. 

1.5 hour Seminar:

The magic of TED will be demystified. You will analyze different TED Talks and identify what differentiates them from regular presentations. After this seminar you will take away what specifically inspires you and the guidance to start implementing yourself. 

To show how the magic of TED can be transfered to an international setting for more impactful, engaging presentations.

To learn some of the TED approaches and how to implement them. This will bring modern, invigorating tools to the participants leading to more energy, engagement and participation.

All levels

Tara Phillips is an accredited coach and trainer with 14 years public speaking experience.  She teaches professionals at all stages of their career to be clear, confident and compelling speakers.

Clients include Heineken, AkzoNobel, Adobe and Philips. She also lectures at VU and Purdue University. She coaches at many major European TEDx events, including Amsterdam, Berlin and CERN.  Two of her speakers have gone on to as a result of their work together, clocking up over 2.5 million views.

  • Coaching diploma – The Coaching Academy, UK (distinction)
  • Advanced Speechwriting – Simon Lancaster (UK’s foremost business & political speechwriter)
  • Competent Communicator & Advanced Communicator Bronze certificates – Toastmasters International
  • Storytelling in Business – Rotterdam School of Management
  • Master Trainer – Open Circles Academy
  • Storytelling in Business – Rotterdam School of Management
  • Master Trainer – Open Circles Academy

Before embarking on a career in public speaking Tara worked in PR and Marketing Communications in the UK.

For whom: Anyone who wants to learn new, interesting presentation techniques for an international audience: teachers, researchers, managers and board members.


  • 1-day Training: 8 hours (4-8 participants)  
  • Masterclass: 4 hours (no set number of participants)
  • Seminar: 1.5 hours (no set number of participants)

Cost: upon request


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Talk like TED


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