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The TEDx Prep Kit is a guide written by Pro Speaker Coach, Jill Wesley, for speakers who want to ignite a movement with their message. It’s about designing and delivering a talk that is part of your bigger mission to impact thousands and someday millions with your Big Idea.

Jill works with TEDx speakers to give talks that make a difference and showcase them as thought leaders. She has trained and coached over 80,000 executives and high-performing employees in some of the world's top companies and institutions. This handbook will show you the exact steps she uses with TEDx speakers who wanted more than a “good” talk.

You'll learn:

  • Why some TEDx speakers fail to start a movement with their message.
  • How to identify and overcome your inner blocks to giving your best talk.
  • How to take a talk and turn it into a movement with thousands or millions of viewers and followers.



A great book by a world-class speaking coach! Once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down and read straight through in a single setting. It's organized well, easy to read, and includes clear, actionable information with a systematic approach that I appreciate. I have everything I need now to prepare for my next talk. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to make a huge impact with their message.

Erika Flint

Speaker & Author

I want to thank you for the coaching for my TEDx. My talk went so well! The response has been great and I can’t thank you enough. Your process really helped me hone my message and make it more personal to connect with the audience in a real way. Your techniques are off the chain!

Will Patterson, Ph.D

University of Illinois

A MUST HAVE BOOK if you are going to speak from the stage at Tedx event or any other place.  Ms. Wesley's experience leaps off the page as her advice helps the novice to expert speaker make their mark in the world.

Joel Levinson

TEDx talks are 18 minutes long, which means that you have to distill your message to the most important part. Jill's done exactly that in this little gem. What do you NEED to know to deliver an effective and memorable TEDx speech? Follow Jill's steps and your talk is sure to be better for it.

Jeanne Andrus

Menopause Guru

TEDx Prep Kit is a straight to the point, no frills, focused process to help you create a speech that will make an impact and leave your audience jumping to take action. The timeliness of the release is perfect. I’m currently working on expanding my own message and platform. Jill's book is easily understood and provided the necessary guidance for each of us. Well done! TEDx Prep Kit, is a great resource for all!

Cindi Hostetler

Coach & Author

There aren't enough hearts or stars to tell you how much I loved TEDx Prep Kit

Besides all the amazing coaching and speaking advice, it gave me so many ideas for my business and life. And it came to me at exactly the right time.

Gina Catalano

Founder, Venture Solutions

TEDx Prep Kit is filled with valuable information not only for someone who is preparing for a TEDx event but also for any presentation. Jill’s conversation style of writing makes me feel like she is right there in the room with me, coaching me on an upcoming talk. Fabulous insights, peppered with her great wit, made this not only an important read but an enjoyable one as well.

Maureen Doyle

Coach, Author & Speaker

About the author

Jill Wesley is the Pro Speaker Coach who has taught the Science + Soul of Speaking ™ for 25 years. She is a speaker coach for TEDx and has trained and coached over 80,000 executives and high-performing employees in some of the world's top companies and institutions (LinkedIn, Twitter, Square, Adobe, NetApp, Cisco, Stanford Law School, NFL Players Association and Panasonic, to name a few). As a speaker, she's delivered more than 300 keynotes in all 50 states and in 25 countries. Jill has been the "secret weapon" for leaders who give major keynotes on massive stages (TEDx, Wisdom 2.0, Women@Google, NPR, and global corporate and industry conferences).

She got her M.A. in Speech Communication from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development at NYU and taught Communication and Management for California State University, Long Beach. She helps leaders ignite a movement and change the world through TEDx talks. You can learn more about her work at

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