All TED speakers do a fully mic’ed and dressed rehearsal on the
real stage the weekend before the conference starts. Mine was
three days before my talk — and it was pretty rough, confirming
to me and everyone present that I was officially not a fraud when
it came to my topic. The irony of a guy rehearsing his TED Talk
about how he’s a bad procrastinator, and being clearly
underprepared while doing so, was not lost on anyone.
This whole thing was white-knuckle reading for me.