“One of the best and most moving speeches I have ever heard at TEDx.” Clare Jones, Inspiring
“Beautiful, touching, heartwarming. An absolutely electrifying finale to TEDxCoventGardenWomen!” Sarah Lloyd-
Hughes, Ginger Public Speaking
That’s what some of the audience members at TEDxCoventGardenWomen 2013 said about my TEDx talk.
The TEDx conference was themed “Unlabelled” and the speakers included powerhouse women such as Laura Bates, Natasha Walter and Leyla Hussein. I had the honour of being the closing speaker at this amazing event. I told my personal coming out story as a way in to talking about the power of becoming fully yourself, despite the ugly labels that society might try to force onto you.
The story took the audience on a journey from one small, tender moment to another – all of them unique to my experience. And yet, taken as a whole, the message had universal resonance for everyone in the room. After my talk came to an end, it was astonishing to witness the audience of 250+ people rise to their feet as one body and shout out together a key phrase from my story: “F*** the Labels!”
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Learn how to give a TEDx-style talk
The power to move and inspire through a simple talk is a skill. It can be learnt.
At the core of great storytelling is choosing the right words and shaping them into a flowing symphony. There is a rhythm and beat to be found, a melody and harmony, themes and variations.
This music of words isn’t just for personal stories. It can transform a talk in any arena – whether at a conference, product launch, on the world stage or in a business setting. You, too, can move and inspire others. Your story can create change and make a difference.
I can teach you how to do it. Read on below to find out more….