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Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story — Wait But Why

Doing a TED Talk: The Full Story — Wait But Why

By View All Posts Tim Urban

And that was all fine until August of 2015, when I was invited to do a TED Talk. And a few years later, almost everyone knew what a TED Talk was. This can be a little confusing, so here’s the deal: There’s still one annual TED conference, a week-long event in Vancouver, and it’s run by the TED staff. It turns out that even rad people are terrified to do a TED Talk. The irony of a guy rehearsing his TED Talk about how he’s a bad procrastinator, and being clearly underprepared while doing so, was not lost on anyone.