TEDx Coaching

TED - 2009

Every story needs a Hero. Ours was Yann Arthus-Bertrand, who we helped prepare for TED.

TEDx - 2010

We coached speakers for TEDx events as soon as the program was created, starting with TEDxParisUniversités.

2011- Today

TEDxLaDéfense. TEDxLille. TEDxMcGill. TEDxParis. TEDxSaclay. TEDxTours. TEDxWorldBankGroup. And many more.


300+ and counting

We have coached more than 300 speakers for TEDx events. We built our international TEDx expertise with events in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and many countries in Europe. We have no plans to stop.

International TEDx expertise

Producing a successful TEDx takes a lot of hard work in many different areas, but if everything is well-organised, what determines the success of the event is how well your speakers perform. It’s rarely the best-known speakers who deliver the stand-out talks: it’s the best-prepared speakers.

This is where Ideas on Stage comes in. Since we assisted photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand with his memorable TED talk in 2009, we have helped over 300 TEDx speakers to create, prepare and deliver the talks of their lives. Curators across the world – from Montreal to Paris, from London to Washington DC – have trusted our professional storytelling experts, speaker coaches and designers to get the best out of their speakers.

While most of our work is with major international corporations, helping senior executives with their most important presentations, our approach is to apply lessons from TED to the business world, rather than to apply business speaking basics to TED. So we’re not just your usual humdrum speaker coaches: we live and breathe TED every day, whether we’re working on a luxury product launch, a startup pitch or a TEDx talk.

And since we love working with TEDx speakers and helping them spread their ideas, we do it for free - and in return we ask only to be listed with your other TEDx sponsors/partners. Of course our TEDx offers are subject to availability – it wouldn’t help you or anyone else if we tried to work on ten TEDx-es at once – but we usually find a way to help out if you give us enough advance notice.

Here are the three levels of what we offer, starting with our free offer, and working all the way up to the full package which isn’t free, but offers a far greater contribution to your event.

Service Free Pro Full
Provision of written and video materials to help speakers and organisers
Participation in final rehearsal (subject to availability and travel cost reimbursement)
Speaker preparation and coaching 2 Speakers
Slide design for speakers
Integrating slides and videos to ensure smooth running during the TEDx
Supervising the slides and videos during the TEDx to prevent and fix any technical problems

Bring your TEDx event to the next level

Contact us using the form below to see how we can help you make your TEDx a memorable day.

All our services are available in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian, with native speakers of each language.

Become a TEDx Speaker

Do you want to speak at a TED or TEDx event? Great! We recommend you find a local event and make contact with the organizers via their web site. We can help you to prepare and deliver a great talk, but it’s up to you to make the organizers want to have you on their stage. Please note that our role is to coach speakers for TEDx events - we are not the organizers, but we can help you find a TEDx or get selected.

If you’ve already been selected, tell the organizers about our special TEDx services, or contact us and see how we can help you to deliver the talk of your life.