Once Upon a TEDx

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One and a half years ago, I was back home preparing to be a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding, when I got an email, that I’ll be participating in TEDx London Business School (which was just one week away!) I had to throw my sister a bachelorette party and write my TEDx talk in one week, find something meaningful to say since I wasn’t one of those people who went through a magical life-changing experience, and the worst part is that I had to remember the whole damn thing by heart! Thinking of the pressure that I felt that week makes me nervous even now.
I was still making adjustments in the talk with the team two hours before I went on stage because I wasn’t really given much time to develop my talk and to prepare for it mentally. That, without a doubt, was the most stressed I’ve ever felt on a stage in my whole entire life. I’m not a speaker, I’m a singer, and being on stage in a different role was an entirely different experience. One minute after I finished my talk, I was already sleeping like a baby in my chair from the great amount of pressure and nerves.
I know my talk isn’t perfect, I know my English wasn’t perfect either and it’s obvious that I’m trying to remember things when I’m pausing for long periods of time, but I’m proud of myself for getting through this experience.

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