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Keynotes and shorter speeches

No video documentation exists of my previous keynote speeches, but a couple of Ignite presentations and one PechaKucha are linked below. (And I must say, after becoming comfortable with the TED model, whenever I’m asked to offer a keynote, I’m much more inclined to break that up into several shorter sections and include a lot of interaction and crowd participation!)

Possible topics:
Building trust and a sense of belonging in traditional or onscreen settings
Waking up bodies that have been sitting all day
Engaging deeply and authentically through screens

Collaboration training

Educational organizations can engage me through my current day job at the National School Reform Faculty. Corporate, non-profit, and other organizations should contact me directly. Let’s talk about what you’re hoping to accomplish!

Speaker coaching

As the longtime curator of TEDxBloomington, I selected and coached more than 60 speakers, preparing them to win onstage. Many individuals were worried, especially when comparing themselves to professional speakers already selected: I developed a coaching plan that greatly reduced their stage-fright, improved their talks, and gave them confidence to give the talk of their lives!

What they’re saying:

What is amazing about Luci’s role, as program manager and team leader for the TEDx event, is that she had to fluidly manage a variety of different personalities and situational complications smoothly, and she did so with poise and grace. After giving my TEDxBloomington talk, I was asked what the experience was like and whether it was worth doing as an academic. I would like to share my response with you: Being able to effectively communicate science in a way that is understandable to a non- expert audience is something all scientists should do as part of their teaching and service requirement. Luci made this experience enjoyable and intellectually stimulating. Her ability to understand what we were trying to communicate and then help us to communicate it better was extremely useful in making TEDxBloomington the big success that it was.

Shahzeen Attari, Associate Professor at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington

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