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TEDxWilmingtonLive: Age of Amazement
was held Saturday, April 28th, 2018
at Wilmington Friends School MORE INFO
I have been trying to mentally unpack my experience at TEDxWilmington.
I originally applied to be a TEDx speaker because I felt that I had a powerful and inspirational story to share with the world.
I also felt that getting accepted would be a long shot because most TEDx talkers are “famous” or have greatly impacted society in some way. I am just an educator and author of two books. When I got the opportunity to meet all of the speakers at the speakers’ rehearsal dinner, I must admit that I was a bit intimidated by the caliber of the talent in the room. However, everyone was so friendly and made me feel at ease.
The day of TEDxWilmington was absolutely surreal. I could not believe that after a month of writing, revising, practicing, and recording had finally come to an end. I was literally exhausted by this point – but so excited to give my talk. When I stood on that TEDxWilmington stage, I felt that everything that I had been through had prepared me for that moment. I am so happy that I was able to deliver my talk flawlessly and with every ounce of emotion that I could muster.
I watched some of the audience laugh, cry, and stand to give me a standing ovation before I could even end my talk – and at that moment I was extremely thankful for the guidance and for writing each revision. I could not contain my emotion at the end of my talk.
I’ve given many speeches. I’ve never had stage fright and I am always speaking in front of an audience. However, it is quite difficult to accurately convey this experience with words. The writing process, the camaraderie with my fellow speakers, the support of the Executive Producer, and the TEDxWilmington tribe was overwhelming.
I just thank God that I had the opportunity to share my TEDx talk with the world. I hope that it will inspire, motivate, and uplift someone.
Many thanks to Ajit George, the TEDxWilmington tribe, and my fellow TEDx talk speakers for such an amazing opportunity. I will cherish it for the rest of my life.
Tiffany Stallings is a New Jersey based entrepreneur, educator, and two time Amazon Best Selling Author. Ms. Stallings has served as the Founding Partner of an educational service firm that serviced both domestic and international students. READ MORE
TEDxWilmingtonLive: Age of Amazement // Saturday, April 28th, 2018 // Wilmington Friends School