Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conferences are well-known for being the hub of “ideas worth spreading.” The metrics show that videos of TED speakers are being viewed at a rate of 1.5 million times a day. More spectacularly stated, this means that a new viewing commences 17 times per second.
So why does this matter to you? Why should you consider a TED speaker for your next event? Because they can help you broaden, inspire, and excite your audience base in ways that translate to your bottom line. TED Speakers excel at delivering great ideas and have an audience base to prove it. However, according to Carmine Gallo in a Forbes article, if you cannot persuade others to act, then innovative ideas don’t matter.
The 3 Scientific Reasons Why Ted Speakers Engage
After analyzing more than 500 TED presentations, speaking directly to successful TED speakers, and speaking to leading neuroscientists in the field of communication and persuasion, Gallo discovered that TED Talks engage and persuade for three powerful scientific reasons: they share ideas that are emotional, novel, or memorable. Says Gallo, “the most popular TED speakers connect with audiences on a deeply emotional level primarily because they’re storytellers.”
Ultimately, speaker choice is a key driver of a successful event. Whether you want to help inspire organizational change by creating a memorable experience for your company conference attendees, or you are planning an event and need an engaging keynote to help increase registrations, WSB can help.
The Washington Speakers Bureau is proud to represent some of the top TED speakers – charismatic leaders, thinkers, and innovators from around the globe. These visionaries embody the perfect combination of creativity, knowledge, and stage-presence that will inspire action.
Below is a brief WSB TED speakers guide that can help you find the perfect fit so that your meeting is both memorable and has lasting impact:
Featured TED Speakers:
Presenter of #1 Most Viewed TED Talk in History, Internationally Acclaimed Expert on Creativity and Innovation and Author, Creative Schools & the newest fully updated, third edition of Out of Our Minds: The Power of Being Creative
The most-watched and discussed speaker in the history of the prestigious TED Conference, Sir Ken Robinson pushes people to rethink outdated assumptions about intelligence and creativity—and to unleash the real potential of people and organizations.
Professor, The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Author, Give and Take, Originals, and Option B
Named one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and one of Fortune’s 40 under 40, Adam Grant is a leading expert on promoting generosity, originality, and resilience.
Social Psychologist; Harvard University Leadership Teacher; Best-Selling Author, Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges; 2018 New Citizenship Project partner for better measures of societal and economic success and well-being
Named one of “50 women who are changing the world” by Business Insider, best-selling author Amy Cuddy reveals game-changing techniques to tackle life’s biggest challenges with confidence and perform at your best.
Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2007–2010); Chancellor of the Exchequer (1997–2007); and United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education
World-renowned leader Gordon Brown is a powerful voice on many of today’s most pressing issues: global economic growth, international security, geopolitical affairs, education equality, and human rights.
Secretary of State (1997-2001); Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group; Chair, Albright Capital Management LLC and Best-Selling Author
Madeleine Albright, America’s first female Secretary of State, draws on her extensive experience in public service and her ongoing work in the private sector to offer audiences a unique and up-to-the-minute perspective on the issues confronting the United States and the world.
Lecturer and Expert on Leadership and Innovation, Named one of the Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company Magazine, Co-Founder of the Quiet Schools Network and the Quiet Leadership Institute, Best-Selling Author of Quiet Power: The Secret Power of Introverts and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
In her New York Times best-selling book Quiet, her record-smashing TED talk and her new Quiet Revolution company, Susan Cain shows us how to tap into our “quiet side” and transform the way we innovate, lead and communicate.
Scientist; Author of New York Times Best Seller My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey
A brilliant neuroanatomist who suffered a stroke and had to teach herself to function again, Jill Bolte Taylor shows us about the importance of the brain to behavior and its similarity to the structure of organizations.
Celebrated Blogger, Co-Founder of Wait But Why?, and Thinking Person’s Cartoonist
As the creative force behind the blog Wait But Why and a champion of long-form thought, Tim Urban has kept the attention of millions of readers around the world. Tim captivates audiences with his unique ability to distill a diversity of complex and fascinating topics, from why we procrastinate to how we could become a multi-planetary species.
Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code and Author
Reshma Saujani is an innovator and a connector with a unique talent for spotting trends and galvanizing diverse stakeholders to turn trends into movements.
Best-Selling Author, To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, Drive and A Whole New Mind
One of the world’s leading business minds, Daniel Pink’s forward-thinking ideas and blockbuster books are reshaping how organizations approach innovation, motivation, timing and talent.
Want a different voice to help you drive your message home? Explore more TED speakers on the WSB website or contact us to discuss options or inquire about availability.