Speaker Candidate Information

Any individual wanting to participate as a Live Speaker at the October 4, 2019 NextGen Talks Oklahoma City Event will need to complete an application below by July 31, 2019.

All applications will be reviewed by judges and candidates will be selected and notified to attend the NextGen Talks Coaching/Audition Sessions.

Candidates selected for NextGen Talks Auditions will have the opportunity to attend Public Speaking Sessions for fine tuning their speaking skills.

Speaker Candidates will be notified by August 29, 2019 after their audition if they have been selected to participate in the NextGen TALKS program on October 4, 2019.

Follow these steps when completing your application
First: Choose a Live Talk Category
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Second: Choose a Live Talk Theme
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*NOTE: Topics that explain or show what you are doing in your community or in the world today and how it can be adapted for others to benefit and use, will make for more relevant presentations. Stay away from only motivational themes. Answer the “why” to your “what.”
Third: Submit a headshot photo
Candidates must provide a quality headshot photo of themselves.
Fourth: Record a video overview of your Live Talk Idea
Candidates must provide a brief 1-2 minute video overview of their Live Talk Idea and submit the video URL when completing the speaker application. Please record your Live Talk Idea on your cellphone, then upload your video using the YouTube App or another video platform (Vimeo, Dailymotion, Vivo), and submit your video’s URL.
“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.” — Bryce Courtenay
Speaker Content Guidelines
Auditions and public speaking sessions are normally scheduled 90 days in advance of all scheduled Live Talk Events. All Speaker Live Talks must comply with NextGen Talks Guidelines. All presentation content must be fact based. All speakers must not use language to make unsubstantiated claims. No presentations with an inflammatory, political or religious agenda, nor polarizing “us vs them” language are permitted. The idea here is to entertain, build consensus, and provide new innovative thinking and perspectives, and not to address unresolvable disputes in these live talk presentations. Talks can feature technology, product demos, or books that inform an idea presented in a talk. Every talk must be in compliance with copyright laws. Speakers must inform the event coordinator of any third party materials that will be used in their presentation and seek permissions to use copyright material when applicable.
Unacceptable Content.

Weapon manufactures, Cigarette companies, online gambling, sex related businesses, political endorsements.

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”  — Norman Vincent Peale

To get involved!

Join us and meet other motivated change-leaders, and learn how you can be a part of the change.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in NextGen TALKS Events, where individuals deliver ideas worth sharing to audiences seeking innovation and improvement in their communities. 

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