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Feb 24, 2021

Episode Summary -

Everyone wants to appear on a TEDx stage. Massive credibility and a great way to stand out with your brand. This week my guest is a TEDx Coach, and we discuss and share insightful details about how to become a speaker on a TEDx stage. 


Key Points:

  • Learn what TEDx looks for in a speaker.
  • Get tips on how to get on be chosen over thousands of other applicants.
  • Understand the reasons speakers are rejected. 
  • Learn the most essential thing TEDx wants.
  • Learn how to find the right topic for TEDx.


Name of the Guest - Maija-Liisa Adams

About the Guest - 

Maija-Liisa is a Personal Public Speaking and Professional Presentations coach and instructor. She divides her time between her personal consulting and current role as adjunct faculty at BYU-Idaho. Her ideal clients are business owners who want to land, nail, and use their TEDx Talk to grow.

Maija-Liisa has given many presentations, especially in Silicon Valley, while working in the software industry. She has spoken in corporate, government, education, civic, and church settings, even occasionally speaking when she accompanied her parents to Finland when her father was US Ambassador.


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Offers - 

Download the Top Ten Things a TEDx Speaker Coach is looking for in a TEDx Speaker at

The first three who go to may schedule a 30- minute RED DOT Ready Assessment to discover their path to the TEDx stage.


About the Host:

Ann Carden is a highly sought-after Expert Business Growth Consultant, Marketing Strategist, three-time published Author and a #1 Bestselling Author, and Professional Speaker for small businesses and entrepreneurs.  

With more than forty-one years of business experience and coaching and consulting hundreds of coaches, entrepreneur’s and owners in more than forty different industries to more success, Ann knows what it takes to succeed in all areas of business.

After spending thirteen years in corporate business management, Ann started her journey as an entrepreneur building businesses for herself for twenty-nine years. Her first business started out of financial hardship and Ann was able to propel that business into the international market (before the internet.)

After selling that business, she went on to start and build five more businesses to succeed. She has sold those businesses and today has a passion for helping small business owners and entrepreneurs build their success.

She has been featured on the affiliates of ABC, NBC, CW, and FOX, among many other media outlets. Her articles have been published on Small Business Trendsetters and Business Innovators Magazine, and she has been a featured guest on multiple podcast shows such as; “Business Innovators Radio” podcast which can be heard at:

She was also chosen as one of the top coaches in the world by Six-Figure Coach Magazine.

Through the years Ann has educated thousands of professionals through speaking, workshops, seminars, and online platforms as a Speaker.


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