I met ron Silverman a few months ago in his office in the center of Silicon Valley, where he runs the largest public speaking and public speaking technology company in the world, he is also the largest publisher of public speaking books.
Silverman is a visionary, a nerd, and a very good public speaker. He is also a very good writer, and we are proud to announce that he’s written five books to date, the last being “The Power of Public Speaking” which you can find on his new site www.ronsilverman.com.
Ron Silverman (and many of his colleagues, including the brilliant Chris Brogan, the brilliant Alan Dershowitz, the brilliant Seth Godin, and the brilliant Tim Ferriss) is the person who coined a phrase that basically says, “If you can’t teach me something, I’ll figure it out”. Ron Silverman is, as he defines it, the “greatest public speaker of our generation”.
I couldn’t agree more. Ron Silverman is an amazing speaker. While his talk at TEDxSan Francisco in 2013 was the talk that made me go to TEDx, it was the talk that made the TEDx audience go “Wow!”, and it happened to be a great talk for me too. If you are not familiar with Ron Silverman, he was the author of the famous book that made me go to TEDx.
I’ve been a Ron Silverman fan since the first TEDx talk I saw. However, I was really surprised to see that he was going to be the keynote speaker at TEDx San Francisco! I thought he’d be the guy who was just going to say a few lines about how awesome TEDx is, and then leave. Instead he is going to do a talk about how powerful TED talks are from the perspective of social media.
So if anyone has any thoughts about this I encourage you to leave them in the comment box. If you haven’t already seen Silverman’s TEDx talk, you should check it out. It gives a great overview of what TEDx is, and what makes them so powerful.
I would like to think TEDx is the place where ideas are talked about and discussed so that they can be shared with the world. But I’m sure that TEDx is also a place where ideas are discussed to make them seem more original. What makes TEDx special is the fact that it is a place where there is so much interest in the content of the talks that there is a constant flow of people making their own contributions.
TEDx is a global phenomenon, and in the eyes of many, TED is the one and only thing that has made all the world’s best ideas possible. TED’s biggest strength is that it gets the world’s best ideas out there for everyone to see. With the help of thousands of volunteers, TED has come up with a host of ideas that have been put into action and changed entire industries. Some ideas have been so successful that they have become the world’s most valuable, most influential companies.
I’ve been trying to be more active in the TEDx movement for a few years now but it hasn’t been that easy. The TEDx movement is a grassroots group of people on the internet that are trying to change the world for the better, but it’s still pretty hard to come by. I can’t help but feel really discouraged when I come across someone who has never even heard of TEDx. I don’t think that anyone really knows what TEDx is or what it stands for.