Impact and Inspire like at TED

by Dave Lim, TEDx Ambassador and TEDx pioneer since 2009.

For over a decade, Dave Lim has helped over 200 TEDx, TED speakers, and C-level leaders design, structure and deliver their talks and presentations. And as an industry practitioner in innovation and ideas for over 20 years, he has also delivered numerous talks in global and local summits. He now shares decades of his diverse experiences and deep expertise with you through customised Masterclasses in Presentations.

A well-crafted talk and presentation can spread knowledge, transform your audience's worldview, inspire, and even compel action. Above all, "Out of the thousands of talks and presentations out there, WHY should I care about yours? Through our Masterclasses, you will design and develop your presentation, gain expertise and skills through actual examples of talks, learn best-practice techniques, and overcome the common shortfalls that beset speakers.

"Dave gave me great insights and recommendations to help me draft, practice and deliver my talk at TED in 2017. And it's the best talk I've ever given to date." -Dr. Neo Mei Lin, first Singaporean TED Fellow with 1.2 million viral views of her TED Talk to date.

What we believe. Everyone is unique. We do not offer generic, one-size-fits-all Masterclasses. We start with understanding your context, purpose and needs. We then customize content and structure to focus on the most important elements for you to make impact. Also, the greatest improvements happen when you learn-by-doing, when our Masterclasses are combined with practical sessions and specific feedback and coaching.

We have custom designed and delivered different types of masterclasses for MNCs, organisations, governments, start-up venture accelerators, and conferences. We have served A*STAR, Cartier Global Women's Initiative, US State Department, Design Singapore, National Volunteer and Philanthropy Centre, Kellogg, Tech for Good accelerator to name a few. We have also delivered individual design and coaching sessions for leaders and C-levels.

Contexts, purposes, and needs are diverse:

  • Speeches and storytelling

  • Talks and inspiration

  • Pitching and fund raising

  • Proposals and plans

  • Science and technology presentations

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Examples of customized elements are:

  • Present with purpose and authenticity

  • How to resonate with your audience

  • Structuring a great story

  • Principles of persuasion

  • Getting buy-in and handling pushbacks

  • Creating a memorable opening and closing

  • Design and integration of demos, video, slides

  • Bringing it all together: structure, flow, impact

  • Best-practice techniques in delivery and stagecraft

  • Looking your best when presenting online

  • ...and more.

Dave Lim, TEDx Ambassador and Founding Curator TEDxSingapore

Dave has attended TED conferences, TED speaker rehearsals and training workshops, and has designed and delivered presentation masterclasses for multi-national corporations, non-profits, governments and organisations. Dave has coached over TED speakers, >150 TEDx speakers. 50 researchers and scientists at A*STAR, 150 presenters from >15 countries in the pioneering multi-disciplinary innovation festival in Asia-Pacific, presenters at the US State Department's Young SEA Leaders 5th Anniversary Summit, executives, leaders and C-levels.

Dave is also an industry practitioner in ideas, innovation, and investment, and has been invited to speak on a diversity of topics at global and local summits, such as, the 10th Anniversary of American Creativity Association, Singapore Institute of Directors annual conference, Singapore MICE Forum, Ministry of Education's Gifted Education summit, Johnson and Johnson, Merck, and many others.

Beyond being a TEDx Ambassador and TEDx pioneer since 2009, Dave has been a high-tech venture capitalist (twice), and a judge/mentor of numerous new venture competitions since 2000, and has deep expertise in crafting pitches and proposals. Since 1996, he has been founder of Coca-Cola Innovation X, a high-tech VC in $1 billion APAC fund that had invested in a small startup called in 1999, global partnership head at Earth Hour-WWF headquarters, a central banker and global fund manager of >$100 billion. As an educator, he has designed and delivered a diversity of programs and workshops at universities. Dave’s multi-disciplinary education spans 4 countries and he has studied at Singularity U, Stanford, Berkeley, University of New South Wales, and University of British Columbia.

One of his favourite quotes and challenge to you is "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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