One of my dreams in life is to attend a huge TED conference—and be surrounded by all the hundreds of inspiring and creative individuals from all walks of life around the world…
I started to read the book, How to Deliver a TED Talk, by Jeremey Donovan. In the first chapter he discusses the four basic needs we have as human beings:
1. Need for belonging: As human beings, we have a longing and desire to be loved and to be cared for. What is the purpose in our lives and who cares about us?
2. Self-Interest: Find things you are passionate about and that motivate you and do more of that. Help others dig up their passions and desires by inspiring them with yours.
3. Self-Actualization: We all want to learn and grow and are curious about the world around us. Remind people of this gift.
4. Hope in the future: Instill hope in your audience. Empower the people. Show them how they can make changes happen.
Rather than telling your entire life story, focus on a single idea that either changes the way people think about their world or persuades them to take action.
Layer our narrative with stories and facts. Keep the audience engaged.