The Exhilaration That Is Doing a TEDx Talk

Exhilarating. Simply exhilarating. I cannot think of another word to describe the feeling of actually standing on a TEDx stage and delivering a TEDx talk. I write this before I get the opportunity to watch my video back, but I deliberately write it now so as not to be desponded from the cringe-effect that watching yourself delivers. I found out in April this year that I was chosen to do a TEDx Omagh talk. I was excited and proud and full of anticipation. As the months rolled on, I gave my topic much thought and wrote my thoughts on paper and on my phone on the go. I had a concept but I hadn't crafted it to a TEDx talk...

TedX Nerves Begin To Kick In

It's a month until I deliver my TEDx Talk at Shrule Arts Centre in Omagh. I'm writing this blog post to verbalise my nerves in the hope, I just 'deal with it.'! So you could say, this blog post is for me! I had a clear vision of what I wanted to talk about eight months ago when I got the fabulous news that I was chosen to be one of an amazing line-up of TEDx Omagh speakers. However, with each attempt to get it down, my writer's block kicked in. Now if you follow my tales, you will know that there's not much that will hold me back from words or writing. It's just what I do. It's who...

I’m doing a TEDx Talk!

I am so very excited, honoured, nervous, exhilarated and humbled to be confirmed as an official TEDx speaker. On November 30th this year I will take to the stage of TEDxOmagh and become part of the TED talk family. So what will I talk about? Well that's still in planning. I talk a lot - on stages I mean. Mostly about social media, digital marketing, media and communications but often about my own tales for motivational events. The TEDx talk is very different however and takes much thought and consideration. In fact the application process was very thorough and it took me quite a while to complete the form.   My approach will certainly be to tell a tale that engages, compels...