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My TedX Moment

Updated: Nov 17, 2023

So I finally did it! I had the chance to speak at a Ted X event in my hometown and was really thrilled about the opportunity. What I didn't expect were the unflattering comments that were added to the Ted X review page. My son told me to ignore the comments but they still hurt, after all I have been calling myself a professional speaker for more than 20 years and even received the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association in 2005. I have been in front of thousands of audiences in 43 states and five countries so being in front of an audience is not new to me. I practiced quite a bit before getting on the Ted X stage. I even received feedback from a trusted advisor, took the feedback seriously, and made a few adjustments to my presentation.

So what did I learn from the experience? There are always opportunities to improve but we must take the risk associated with the opportunity and then graciously move forward.

Here is a link to the Ted X talk, I would love your feedback!

Ted X
Just do it!

1 Comment

Thomas Herman Joel
Thomas Herman Joel
Aug 22, 2022

Congratulations and I hope you are having a fantastic summer!



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