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While having a cocktail with a TEDster friend of mine, I was reintroduced to my love of Benjamin Zander’s TED Talk about classical music. Zander is such a perfect example of passion, dynamism, and joy. I asked myself, “What makes me feel the same way Zander feels during this TED Talk?” I narrowed down my greatest passions in the world to a list of five:
- Volunteering for a cause I feel is worthy
- Leading a group of people to success
- Creating (especially writing, crafting speeches, making visual presentations)
- Presenting in front of an audience in order to share something I love
- Literature (my favorites are Cormac McCarthy, Philip Roth, James Joyce)
After an amazing class discussion today, I was inspired to completely revamp my second lecture to infuse a little more resonate. My goal is to discuss storytelling utilizing Duarte’s amazing methods (you have to buy the book!) and watch Sir Ken Robinson’s “Schools kill creativity” in preparation for my students’ two upcoming speeches: their Narrative Introductory Presentation and their TED Talk Presentation.
Duarte’s text is so much more than a tool for teaching presentation to students. It’s important in marketing, public relations, and advertising. The lessons I’ve learned from the book have been so valuable for all of my work and volunteer experiences.
Order your copy of Nancy Duarte’s absolutely amazing text, resonate, here.
Nothing reminds me of home more than side-of-the-road boiled peanut vendors. There are so many produce stands on the drive back to my hometown that I don’t know how any of them stay in business. Hot boiled peanuts are my favorite treat, but other yum yums include tomatoes, peaches, and canned goods such as jellies and marmalades. You can tell a really good Panhandle Produce Stand by its old, old sign and lack of grass on the dirt parking lot.
Only 29 more days until the Junior League of Greater Orlando‘s Harvest Hustle 5K! Have you signed up for the event? Your $25 sign-up fee is a direct donation to the community, and the JLGO’s mission is to improve childhood health, hunger, and poverty in the local Orlando area.
The event will take place on Thursday, October 27, at 6:30 PM in Baldwin Park. Register online here.
My inner nerd is screaming to come out watching “What we learned from 5 million books“ presented by Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel! This is an amazing TEDx Talk. I’ve also never seen a duo present a TED before… The two worked very well together in this dynamic Talk.
With one more week in September, we’re rounding out our image theme this month of home. What images evoke feelings of nostalgia for your hometown? Southern food, water (specifically springs, rivers, and lakes), and peanut fields always make me begin reminiscing about my childhood.