I arrived in Washington last night, and this morning am experiencing the TED thing. The conference hasn’t yet begun, but today is the day for speaker prep. I went in for my rehearsal time slot at 8:40am. I was greeted by smiling TED workers and about a million computers everywhere. Young TED staff busily prepping everything and anything…but still they had time to say hello, and ask if I needed anything. TED conferences, I am told, are highly organized and produced, and I am witnessing this as true.
My rehearsal went very well. I stayed under my 6 minute time allotment–not that I am one to talk a lot, anyway–and only had a few stumbles on my wording. No notes, I rely on my slides to keep me on track. And thank god I am showing cartoons. Everybody likes humor and cartoons, so my images distract people from me. Just the way I have always like it