Over the years a number of you have said, “You should do a Ted Talk”. Well, I’m getting close.
I’m doing a TEDX Women talk. YAY!
I’m taking a break from 3 hours of TEDX rehearsing at home today to just say hi. I’m alive. I’m well. I’m just preparing. It kind of reminds me of preparing for a major exam in college. I walk and talk and talk and talk. Recording, writing, editing. Talk. More talk.
You’d think having spent years as a speaker now this would be easy. I can assure you it’s not. It’s a FIRST and it’s a challenge.
I am not complaining. No! I’m exhilarated. Nervous too.
I’ve recently learned that in some ways “speakers’ have a harder time not only getting a Ted experience but delivering it. This isn’t a speech. It’s a talk. Time is limited. It must go deep into one idea quickly and the idea is the STAR.
I’ve cut up my “normal speech”. Plotted it out on a storyboard. Turned it upside down. Added. Subtracted.
And I’ve done the hokey pokey.
It means I’ve had to spend hours not watching what’s going on with the presidential election, which I realize is starting to give me and everyone else anxiety anyway. So again, thank you TEDX Wilmington.
I’m doing more research into what goes on in the brain when we do something for the first time; why it makes us feel so ALIVE . It really is fascinating and you’ll hear all about it if you come to the TEDX Women in Wilmington on Thursday, October 27th.
Trust me when I tell you, the women I’ll be sharing the stage with are each inspiring and will blow your mind. I can’t wait to meet them and hear their ideas worth spreading.
Tickets are on sale now. If you’ve never been to a TED event, I promise you’ll walk away understanding the power of ideas to change lives; maybe yours.