What I Learned From My First TEDx Talk
The tension in my chest was present for at least the past four days. I'd rehearsed this talk no less than 100 times --I kept a daily tally-- but I still couldn't shake the feeling that I wasn't prepared. The day before, during a dry run with event organizers and other speakers, I lost my place a quarter of the way through my talk and a sense of panic and impending doom washed over me like a tidal wave. "I'm going to blow this opportunity. Why the hell did I agree to do this?