TED sent a note today about the TEDGlobal talks that are “creating waves” so it was fun to see all three of the talks we helped with on the list. Here are some tidbits about them:
Taryn Simon, is an amazing photographer. We put her beautiful images into Keynote. To keep a gallery-like effect to the images we framed the static images on a black background with white frames. Her images are beautiful and her talk is inspiring.
Paul Romer’s TED talk shows a significant personal transformation in his presentation style. We first worked with Paul when he spoke at the SIEPR event at Stanford and launched his foundation Charter Cities. We helped shape his content and created a look and images from scratch. His presentation style at Stanford was pretty formal and content was had been left intentionally vague since he was officially launching at TED. If you compare the two videos, you can see the transformation in his stage presence and comfort with the material because he’d delivered it a few times before TED. Which is very advisable if you’re ever invited onto the TED stage!
We helped Dan Pink in a very tiny way and can’t really take credit for his awesome talk. We built him frameworks and a template for his content. He had us create zen-like templates for his various types of content and typesetting.