TED and TEDxConnecticutCollege posted my third TEDx talk (scroll down for my first two). I can’t express my gratitude for the organizers for the opportunity to develop and deliver this talk.
The event was February 29, just as the pandemic was starting. I believe the pandemic only makes my message more valuable.
People Don’t Want to Do Small Things. They Want to Do Meaningful Things.
I consider it my most meaningful talk. Times rehearsing it, tears streamed down my face, thinking of role models who led us through challenges before—especially that boat.
If you like it, please share and upvote it. Here’s the direct link: https://youtu.be/3GMTpaxlLGg. If you don’t like it, I appreciate constructive criticism. Either way, I’d love your thoughts. Here’s how to reach me.
People and place I mention in the talk
- My sledding hill, covered in the Philadelphia Inquirer: “the hill on the northwest side of the house was called Tommy’s Hill, considered for generations one of the best sledding hills in the city.”
- A few images of the hill with snow and sledders.
- The Tamzine, the little ship of Dunkirk whose picture I showed, now at the Imperial War Museum in London
- Bryan Braman, Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagle
- Jay Kumar, in an Inc. article, A Millennial Making America Great, whose picking up garbage inspired me to start the podcast
- Larry Yatch, the Navy SEAL whose picking up garbage with his family taught him new emotion
- Caspar Craven, leadership guru
- Soren Skovdahl, whose moving closer to family reduced travel and increased business, and who spoke of Churchill
- My posts on avoiding packaged food
- My Inc. article on my first year not flying, What a Year Without Flying Taught Me About Responsibility, Empathy, and Community
- My podcast episode on Oskar Schindler:
My first TEDx talk, Find Your Delicious:
My second TEDx talk, What everyone gets wrong about the environment
Pictures from TEDxConnecticutCollege
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