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No TEDx For Me

Alas, there shall be no TEDx audition for me. I was cut at the "fill out this form with your idea" stage.

Honestly, I did think I'd at least get an audition. The topic and the credentials I offered--the creative control and opportunities offered by self-publishing--seemed to fit perfectly with their theme of "Make + Believe," and I've over two decades of public speaking and teaching experience. But I must have failed to make it compelling enough at the "query" stage, or perhaps mistook the oddities of the online form as an indication they wanted brevity. (Any form that requires odd key strokes to create paragraphs...)

For whatever reason, I don't get speak.

*pout*

But since my topic was on the empowerment of self-publishing, the cultural shift happening within the community of writers, and the way readers are embracing the creative diversity... Since I'd intended to speak on the impact of no longer needing to gain third-party permission for one's creative choices, and the new-found passion so many writers find in creative control...

In that spirit, I figure I'll write up the presentation and record it myself. It'll be my NOTx Talk, and be no longer than eight minutes. Why the heck not, yes? :)

More to come, as I put the pieces together...

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nancylebov
Apr. 3rd, 2016 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to it.
blairmacg
Apr. 3rd, 2016 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It'll be within the next couple weeks, and I'll be certain to let folks know. :)
sartorias
Apr. 3rd, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)
Exactly! The Web, YouTube, Wipedia, are all what the philosophes of the late eighteenth century dreamed of: ways for every voice to be heard, not just whoever the Powers That Be want to pick.
blairmacg
Apr. 3rd, 2016 11:42 pm (UTC)
Exactly! Were I to simply sit quietly instead, I wouldn't be true to the very ideas I wanted to share!
resonant
Apr. 3rd, 2016 11:47 pm (UTC)
Do it!
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