Mark Sylvester, host of this show and Executive Producer of TEDxSantaBarbara did a quick recap with Patrick about the recent TEDx event in Santa Barbara.
Note: This is the second show that Mark and Patrick have talked about TEDxSantaBarbara. The first one was several weeks before the event.
This wide-ranging conversation covered a lot of ground including:
-It’s a 6-month effort that took a core team and 60 day-of volunteers to produce.
-The importance of the User Experience on the overall planning of the event
-An anecdote about the Speaker Mixer held the night before the event – you can only imagine the speaker’s nerves, 12 hours before the event started
-Why a Speaker Coach is so critical to the success of the event. Our coach is also the Co-Producer and wife of Mark. Kymberlee Weil from Strategic Samurai has coached over 120 talks to date.
-When talking about how challenging it is to find a unique point of view on a familiar topic, Patrick gave a perfect analogy of how artists have approached singing the National Anthem.
-A couple of Kymberlee’s tricks for speakers are revealed.