Skip to content
Podcast Videos (11)

61. Tamsen Webster on TEDx and Messaging

Get in, it’s episode sixty-one of The Presentation Boss Podcast. We’re joined today by another speaking genius from our big wish-list of experts we’re excited to have on the show. Today it’s Tamsen Webster of TEDx and The Red Thread fame. Kate has been following her work for years, and Thomas almost as long (you’ll have to listen to the episode to hear the story).

In this conversation, she talks deeply about refining your message, what goes into making a great talk (TED or otherwise) and the power of introverts when giving presentations. We even have a great discussion about why 5-minute talks are often better than far longer. Tamsen’s comments are well articulated, succinct and packed with value. This is a big 49 minutes!

About Our Guest
As a professional ‘Idea Whisperer’, Tamsen helps people find, build, and tell the stories of their ideas. She combined 20 years in brand and message strategy with four years as a TEDx Executive Producer to create The Red Thread®, a simple way to change how people see.. and what they do as a result. (Though as she’ll tell you, everything she knows about people, speaking, and change, she learned at Weight Watchers.) Today, Tamsen is a globe-hopping keynote speaker who consults with enterprise companies like Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, and State Street Bank on how to get their big ideas to have the impact they deserve.


What You’ll Learn

• How you can think of the difference between a big idea and a key message in a presentation

• The three connections that are the secret to successful presentation messaging

• What makes the difference between an average talk and a great talk

• The two levels a presentation must succeed on in order to drive change

• Some of the lessons we can learn from the shortest TED Talks

• How introversion positively affects presentations skills as a speaker


Mentioned In The Show

• Everything Tamsen is on her website: TamsenWebster.com

• Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman


Resources and Links
• Email us: [email protected]
• The Presentation Boss Podcast: https://presentationboss.com.au/podcast/
• Kate on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-norris/
• Thomas on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-krafft/
• Presentation Boss on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/presentationboss/
• Presentation Boss on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/presentation-boss

Quotes from the Show

• “You already have the resources you need to be successful; some folks just have to figure out what those are”

• “So much of what people are looking for in delivery can be solved with content”

More posts you might like...

62. Confidence & Authenticity When Speaking

We’re tackling the big issues in episode sixty-two of The Presentation Boss Podcast! Confidence in presentations and feeling authentic! You know what confidence feels like. The idea that you can do a task and do it well. And speaking in any capacity is the skill more than any other that people have no confidence in…
Read More

60. Speech Breakdown: 2020 Virtual Commencement by Barack Obama “This Is Your Generation’s World To Shape”

What’s going on? Here we are at episode sixty of The Presentation Boss Podcast. We know you’re probably still at home a lot, especially if you’re listening from the USA. And with so many students unable to have a graduation ceremony, NBC put on a special event for virtual graduation. The selection of speeches have…
Read More

59. The Three Considerations Your Stories Need to be Persuasive

Gather around for episode fifty-nine of The Presentation Boss Podcast! The use of storytelling in any presentation is powerful. But never moreso than in the art of persuasive speaking. That is, giving a presentation to convince an audience of something. Whether you’re selling an item or an idea, asking them to make a decision or…
Read More

58. Michael Port on Authenticity, Rehearsal and Performance

On episode fifty-eight of The Presentation Boss Podcast, we are joined by the world’s number one presentation performance coach and co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking in New Jersey. Both Thomas and Kate have listened to hours of him in audiobooks, podcasts and speeches and had added him high up on the ‘one-day wish-list’ of guests.…
Read More

57. Speech Breakdown: TEDx Talk by Rory Vaden “How to Multiply Your Time”

Let’s get cracking on another episode of The Presentation Boss Podcast – episode fifty-seven! And we’re back with another speech breakdown. This TED Talk was recommended either by Kate or by a listener, that slight detail has been forgotten. But it is a topic close to both hosts, especially Kate who is a productivity and…
Read More

56. Three Cognitive Biases Holding Your Presentation Back and How to Overcome Them

Hello bosses, it’s episode fifty-six of The Presentation Boss Podcast! We all know that every human and their brain is effectively diluted water transmitting tiny amounts of electricity, flavoured with a few hormones. We can easily forget that other people think differently. One of the greatest mistakes we can make when communicating is to assume…
Read More

Leave a Comment