TEDxYouth@Columbus

Only 5 Weeks until TED Talks Submissions are Due!

Only 5 Weeks until TED Talks Submissions are Due!!!

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Videos are due on Friday, December 16, 2016.

The event takes place Wednesday, March 8, 2017, but the videos are due on Friday, December 16, 2016.

Follow these directions to submit a TED talk.

Video submission will be done through YouTube. Submission Direction

What are the TEDxYouth@Columbus rules?

  1. Less than 4 minutes
  2. No notecards during presentation
  3. No more than 6 slides in a presentation
  4. No political agendas, religious proselytizing, or selling

What does a great TED talk contain?

  • one great idea
  • engaged audience
  • a personal connection
  • researched facts
  • vivid explainations
  • an idea worth sharing
TED's secret to great public speaking | Chris Anderson

What Does a Quality Youth TED Talk Look Like?

Visit TEDxYouth@Columbus to view last year's videos of our talented CCS TEDx participants. Use the 2016 TEDxYouth@Columbus Journal to help your students connect with each talk.

Can you spot what makes these talks amazing?

Cheap Eats (yes, I mean bugs!) | Ellie Smith | TEDxYouth@Columbus
Lemons to lemonade | Senna | TEDxEncinitas
Play is important! | Brody Gray | TEDxYouth@Columbus
Art for Heart | Keerthi Ragu | TEDxYouth@Columbus

Presentation Tips

This list of preparation tips will go home with the final TEDx speakers. You may find them helpful to review with your students prior to recording their TED Talks.


Here is a video on Effective Body Language for Public Speaking


Will Stephen's Ted Talk shows how even a talk about nothing can be effective if presented well.

How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen | TEDxNewYork

What should be included as Visual Aids or on PowerPoint Slides

Watch TED Ed Lesson #6


PowerPoint slides are not required.They should only be used if they are impactful. Keep the following in mind as you help your students decide about their visual aids.

  • credit any photos

  • slides should not be “over cliparted”

  • do not include a lot of bulleted text


Rethink Your Visuals Lesson #7

Where can I find the information you sent me?

Here are links to all the important TEDx documents.

Have a question?

Please do not hesitate to email your comments or questions to Jackie Galbreath at jgalbreath3825@columbus.k12.oh.us.