A Peek Behind the Scenes — by Senator Chris Coons

by Senator Chris Coons Why would any rational person want to run for Congress? It’s a question a lot of Americans of all political parties and background are asking, either directly or indirectly, via the record-low approval ratings that they give the House and...

The Power of the Spoken Word — by Yolanda Schlabach

by Yolanda Schlabach As I continue to prepare for my TEDx Talk in a number of weeks, I am amazed that the words I have rehearsed so often still bring me to tears at some point during my presentation. I believe that may be because I am hearing the power in the spoken...

Is This Only a Pipe Dream? — by Kevin Rose

by Kevin Rose Preparing for the 2016 TEDxWilmington Conference, that question has taken me deeper into my soul than I ever would have imagined. Perhaps that sounds a bit dramatic, but truth nonetheless. As I work to refine the message of my idea, I find myself...

This Should Be a Breeze, Right? — by Lindsay Hoffman

by Lindsay Hoffman As someone who is accustomed to speaking in front of an audience in my college classrooms, I’m pretty comfortable speaking in front of people. I often speak with few or no notes and enjoy interacting with my “audience” of students....