"Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right."
Photo from TED.com Speaker Profile
-Jane Goodall, quoted in NationalGeographic.com
One of the most rewarding projects I have been involved with over the past year has been TEDxJacksonHole. The success of each sold-out event has been gratifying, thought the most rewarding aspect of my participation in TEDxJacksonHole has definitely been in working with and coaching each of the speakers.
In my role as Speaker Coordinator, I witnessed the development of each TEDx talk from the first nomination, though speech writing, rehearsal, and finally the live performance. Coaching each speaker though the process has been both challenging and enlightening for me. For many speakers, it is an emotional roller coaster that dips from moments of tearful frustration to the height of jubilation when they nail the speech in front of the sold out audience. Each of the speakers brought 100% of their commitment, passion, and enthusiasm to the event, and for that, I thank them.
Over the next few weeks, I am going to showcase some of the great speeches from TEDxJacksonHole on SalesIsTheNewMarketing.com. Visit frequently, and mark you calendars for the weekend of October 5th for our next TEDxJacksonHole event at the Center for the Arts.
Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher was a complete joy to work with for TEDxJacksonHole EXTREME. He brought a level of professionalism with him that has been unmatched by any other speaker at either event. Both funny and inspirational, Kevin made an immediate connection with the audience as he shared a subject and perspective that many people rarely consider.