Just as most Bauhaus furniture needs many hours of hand craftsmanship to get that machine-made look, a TED talk demands endless improvement to look natural. And to make things even more challenging, your fellow speakers include people like Roger Ebert, Gen. Stanley McChrystal and especially the National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen. Nicklen displayed some of the most amazing nature images I’ve ever seen. Diving with leopard seals reputed to attack humans in their waters, he charmed one female enough to be offered one freshly killed penguin after another — projected in high definition 1900x1200 format. Try following that.
Edward Tenner, Becoming a TED Speaker