This week I met up with friend and author, Hayley Foster, pro on developing TED speakers. Her advice for speakers. You must have a core idea that is new. Ideas can change the world. Her best idea, probably formed because TED talks are meant to be so short, YOU CANNOT HAVE ANY EXTRA WORDS. Most Ted talks are 18, 12, or less than 8 minute talks. It is harder to give a short speech than a long on because it takes more preparation for a short one. If you are a speaker and If your story usually takes minutes to tell, make yourself tell it in 4 lines. Shorten and tighten. Great advice in this attention-span-deprived noisy world.