Still T​.​E​.​D.

by Fenetik

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The first Reply Rap, delivered from my business Idea Lemon, responding to our tribe member Jason who asked "How do you land a TED Talk?"

In 2014 I gave a TED Talk at TEDx Rush University. This song explains how I made it happen!

lyrics

I'm mouthin off bout a TED Talk/
Bout to show ya how to set it off/
blow they heads off/
shoutin out the route so that/
you can give the next talk/
doubtin now if you can be the sound?/
man let's talk/
first off/
have a thought worth sharing/
something that'll make the crowd wanna start caring/
something that'll make the crowd wanna stop staring/
and contemplate the content/
a new way of daring/
when I went about it/
I knew I had to scout it/
make a tiny house/
leavin little room to doubt it/
so the way I found it/
was buildin up immunity/
by doin on a small scale first with my community/
built the fluency through a newsletter/
feedback/
provin my influence through letters/
see that?/
these cats/
my Idea Lemon tribe/
had me buzzin on a high/
I was feelin so alive/
So I/
Googled/
for a local TEDx/
Apply to be a speaker?/
I said "hell yes"/
Put yourself in my shoes, sit in admiration/
or take a step forward and fill out the application/
impatient/
nah I wasn't waitin/
did that shit quick not a sec of hesitation/
patience now/
I waited for a call back/
call me Saturday night/
cuz I know I'm ALL THAT/
no I'm not a mall rat/
but I'm known to maul raps/
flash forward couple weeks/
puttin on a ball cap/
cuz I've made it into the field/
for an interview/
him and you get 'em in the mood with my inner views/
and induce them/
when I go ahead and introduce/
pitch so money it was like they payin intro dues/
and im inchin through these interludes of convo/
in the news mention who he interfuse/
y'all know/
in the web, internet/
tested out the concept/
so that in effect/
I had proven I'm a bomb guest/
remember that email I sent?/
They could sense/
I'd ascend them in dollars and cents/
the Sensai had fleshed out his message/
impressive/
Selection Committee could see their investin/
not only in me/
but in my tribe/
who already received my shit well online/
next thing I know on stage at the facility/
packed house screamin/
expertise in vulnerability

--hook (2x)--

(STILL)
representin for my TEDx all across the world
(STILL)
make a performance outta show notes girl
(STILL)
takin my time to perfect the speech
and I still get you outta your seats
It's the T.E.D.

credits

released June 16, 2016

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