I love TED talks. I love them so much that I have been known to have ‘family night’ where my husband, 3 young kids and I will surf topics and spend the evening with popcorn watching TED talks. I love perspectives, insight and new ways of looking at ideas and issues. So, there you have it, I am a TED Talk junkie.

That said, I never considered giving a talk. Not really sure what I would have to say! That changed when someone I truly respect asked me to apply to the TEDx MSU Denver event. I asked myself the same question again, ‘what would I have to say?’ Then my wheels started turning and it turns out I had a lot to say, maybe too many ideas! I started to get excited and applied.

My focus and concern were that my message was going to resonate with the audience. Would people be interested in my perspective and intent to share a new way of thinking, allowing them to reimagine possibilities in our world? When I was accepted, I realized that the message is important and then I started to get fired up.

I am nervous, but not about my message, that part is easy. I am focused on being so clear and so engaging that even my biggest critic will pause and think twice.  Those critics may very well be my 3 cute kids, but I am up for the challenge!

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