Can ChatGPT Write my TEDTalk?

Uncategorized Apr 13, 2023

Yesterday morning I did an experiment that I've been anxiously avoiding for weeks.

I tentatively opened up my laptop, opened my browser to the famous (or infamous) AI chatbot "ChatGPT," took a deep breath, and asked it a question...

"Hey ChatGPT, will you please write me a blog post about the importance of public speaking skills in an age where content writing will increasingly get outsourced to artificial intelligence such as yourself?"

10 seconds later, sitting before me was a well-structured and largely accurate email newsletter. 

It was pretty dry and generic, but it was passable. 

(Important note: THIS is not that blog. Please be reassured that any and all typos and malapropisms are completely my own. 😉)

Like so many people, I was equal parts impressed and distressed by this technology. 

Sure, I can write better content than ChatGPT, but I certainly can't write it faster.

What will this technology mean for creatives like myself who are largely hired for their wordsmithery skills?

Are the robots coming for my job?!  

Well, yes and no. 

I think it's inevitable that some content creation is going to get outsourced to AI. And, over time, this content will become less generic as the technology creating it improves.  

Maybe one day you'll be able to ask ChatGPT to write you a TEDTalk and it will come up with something innovative and inspiring. 

(We're certainly not there yet, but it could happen.)

Yes, ChatGPT can write your speech. But you know what it can't do? Deliver it. 

As a public speaking coach, you can see why I find this thought reassuring.  

Think about it: 

In a world where anyone can write a well-structured speech by entering a single-sentence prompt into a Chatbot, who is going to stand out from the crowd?

  • The presenter with the most human delivery 
  • The presenter who knows how to use their voice and body language to connect with an audience  
  • The presenter who can handle an impromptu question or curveball  

Because remember: It's not just what you say, it's also how you say it that matters.❤️

Want to stay two steps ahead of the robots?

Let's talk about how you can build the public speaking skills needed to stand out from the crowd! 

I'm currently taking on new private clients in my program Public Speaking Mastery.”

This program is designed to give professionals the tools they need to step confidently into any room (be it a courtroom, a board room, or a Zoom room).

And because I believe public speaking is not a one-size-fits all process, the first step to deciding if you’d like to work with me is to schedule a complimentary Strategy Session.

During this call, we'll get super clear about what your goals are as a public speaker and what's getting in the way of you reaching those goals. Then, we'll come up with a plan to address those stumbling blocks so you can masterfully step into the spotlight!

Schedule your free Strategy Session here.

Note: Whether or not you choose to work with me, I promise you will walk away from our call with actionable next steps for how to uplevel your public speaking.

Photograph of Sara Glancy on stairs
Headshot by Jessica Osber.

Sara Glancy is an NYC-based actor and public speaking coach and the founder of Speak Masterfully, a service that helps professionals take the stage with less fear and more fun! 

Want to nail your next presentation?!  

Apply this basic outline to any speaking engagement to feel twice as prepared in half the time

Download your free copy of "Mesmerize, Don't Memorize" here!

50% Complete

Get your FREE
copy of Mesmerize, Don't Memorize

Apply this basic outline to any speaking engagement to feel twice as prepared in half the time

(without hours of pointless memorization!)