Giddy with excitement, then reality hits in...






Your friend probably sent you to me because, they, like over 100 TED & TEDx speakers, heard me whisper...

Relax. I’m going to show you step-by-step, the easy way the way to connect & engage your audience from the moment you hit the stage.

Imagine your words reverberating in their minds days, weeks, and months afterwards.

Months and years after my talks I still getting messages from audience participants about the impact of my talk--seeking advice!  You'll become The Authority, too!

 Dr. Angelica Lim, PhD, Roboticist, TEDx Speaker

Dr. Angelica Lim, PhD, Roboticist, TEDx Speaker

"I was lost before my TEDx talk, but Soness brought me back to the Why of my speaking, got to the core of my essence and purpose. I felt calm even during technical malfunction.
Now I've spoken at 2 TEDx events, paid speaking tours of Europe & North America, and year long documentary! Oh, and I finished my PhD in record time and got my dream job!

Speaking is a journey, and you need Soness to coach you."


How do you train for TED?


  • Develop your idea

  • Clarify your big major takeaway

  • Dig deep into your soul for the heart of your talk

  • Use my secret technique to create a talk that sounds authentically like you

  • Develop the structure, brevity & purpose to give you freedom

  • Get a clear vision of your Kokorozashi "Heart Direction" for your TEDx speaking journey.  

  • We'll discover who needs to hear your message and why, why, why, why, why~~~you need to share it.  

  • Create your speaking journey map leading up to your talk.

TED speakers rehearse over 200 times--that's 7 times/day over a month.


  • Writing, timing & tweaking--we'll create a talk that flows engagingly

  • Choose the right words capturing the essence of what you want to say

  • Make your audience care

  • Beyond accountability--find focus so you save time

  • Weekly video rehearsal reviews so you'll get those 200 rehearsals in!

  • Capture your audience even in the first few words of your talk

  • 3 valuable ways to know your audience and what they need, before you even speak

  • Create phrasing that resonates a lifetime

  • Master the one piece of psychology that will make your audience hungry for your talk from the get-go

  • Zen-style your slide deck

  • My original technique to know your talk inside-out almost effortlessly--Memorize--no! Embody into your soul 18 minutes of talk?  Easy!

  • Own the stage confidently in just 30 seconds.

  • Speak confidently even when your heart pumps with adrenaline


  • Master audience facilitation techniques that will move them to action now.

  • Overcome all those little voices in your head whispering all your fears of being a fraud, an idiot or...you know.

  • Become a Jedi Knight in just 30 seconds knowing what your audience is doing, thinking and feeling.  Yes, Yoda wished I worked with young Luke Skywalker.  


LET'S GET STARTED with your TEd training!

I only work with speakers who have unique ideas worth spreading.  You've gotta be committed to spreading an idea for the betterment of humanity--not for only self-promotion.  

Simply enter your name, answer a few questions, and click submit.  Then we'll connect for a chat to see how we can work together to make your ideas worth spreading.  

Your talk is coming up soon! Time is of the essence both for your talk and for our time to work together. For the same 12 x 1½ hours TEDx package, the pricing varies based on how much time we need to cram in!  

If you have 3 months before your talk: $6900 US total.
Rushing with only 2 months before the big day: $7900 US total
Cramming in only 1 month before, Oh, my! $8900 US total

If you have less than one month to your talk, we can't do the full TEDx package.  I'm not a psychic, but we can do one-to-one touch-up coaching at $650 per 90-minute session-billed like the psychic hotline.



Doesn't my event give me a speaker coach?  

Yes, and that volunteer has the best of intentions.  What my clients and I have discovered is that with the volunteers busy schedules, they might listen to your talk once or twice with mild suggestions.

These volunteers aren't trained speaker coaches, communications experts, or have TEDx stage speaking experience.  Which leaves you scrambling the week before.  This is exactly why there are tens of thousands of TEDx videos that go un-viewed and don't make it onto TED.com  

You need a pro dedicated to your heartfelt message.  I've spoken at both TED Worldwide & TEDx events, plus spent the past 15 years on a nationwide tour for audiences of 1,000+, I can appreciate where you are coming from and can guide you to confidence.


 Cesar Harada, TED Senior Fellow, Inventor, Environmental Activist

Cesar Harada, TED Senior Fellow, Inventor, Environmental Activist

"I have been teaching for years and giving talks professionally and internationally for 5 years now. I had many coaches.

Without hesitation Soness has been the sharpest, high-energy, positive and articulate coach I've ever had."




Can't my friends help me?  

They will be a valuable resource as we go onto the rehearsal round, but can they spend the next 3 months working with you weekly?  Even friends who have done a talk... well, just because your friend had a great haircut before, you wouldn't want them to cut your hair, would you?

I'm really busy.  

If you are too busy, then you should give your spot to someone who is dedicated to making their idea worth spreading.  Be prepared for months of preparation.

How much is speaker coaching worth?   

You'll become the authority.  Imagine your value raising exponentially.  Some of my clients have gotten hundreds of thousands of dollars of funding, paid speaking tours, and increased earnings between$50,000-$100,000/year.  How much is becoming the Go-To Expert worth to you?  Our TEDx journey together is a fraction of that at $5900.


WHO is soness?  

I’m Soness.  Honored to be called #1 TEDx Speaker Coach in Oceania & Asia with over 120+ TED & TEDx speakers.  

I'm currently the Head Speaker Coach for multiple TEDx events.  I’ve trained over 15,000 people in the art of engaging presentation skills that move audiences to action, and present at TEDx events around the world.  

I’m a TED and 3-time TEDx speaker!  So, I know where you are coming from.  Maybe you've seen my weekly broadcast communications TV show on NHK or FOX TV.


 Victoria Markhoff, 16, Mental Illness Activist, Filmaker, TEDxTeen, TEDx

Victoria Markhoff, 16, Mental Illness Activist, Filmaker, TEDxTeen, TEDx

"At TEDx, people were saying that I was a really good speaker. But it wasn't just natural. It was 3 months of working with Soness.

I have social anxiety and mental illness--anyone can be good in speaking not through natural talent but a lot of hard work."


 Elisa Markhoff, Eating Psychology Specialist, Huffington Post Blogger

Elisa Markhoff, Eating Psychology Specialist, Huffington Post Blogger

"When I see the results of months of work, I was like, 'That is why you hire a coach.'

You don’t want to be good enough, you want to be great.

If you want to be great, hire Soness."