In March 2016, I had the opportunity to join TEDxUMANITOBA as a speaker.
As an independently organized TED event, it brought together academics, community leaders, and entrepreneurs to deliver ideas worth spreading. Participating was a little different than "status quo" public speaking - I explain my experience further here.
I chose to speak about failure. As a subject most avoid, I honed in on the value of learning to "fail better" and leaving social armour behind. I explained how - through holding yourself accountable - you can develop resilience to better navigate hardship in future, and to come closer to your tribe. Interested?
Watch my talk HERE.
About TED: TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.