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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to Lulu KC (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 28, 2019, 11:21 AM

4. Yes. I work closely with a man who recently give a TED talk.

 

I helped him write and polish the talk, because that's the kind of thing I do. So, when the schedule for the talks was announced, he was the last speaker at the event. He expressed his disappointment to me about that.

I explained to him that speaking last was not a bad thing at all. With eight speakers lined up, his would be the last talk. I told him that people would remember his talk better than all the ones that went before, simply because it would be the last thing they heard. We have short memories for things like that.

He got it. Of course, going last meant more time in the Green Room before he could deliver his talk. That's a tense place to be for all that time, really, and he was sort of nervous just before going on stage. I told him, "Just go out there and do it like you did in the rehearsals. You'll be fine." He was fine, and his talk is the one people were conversing about after the event, just as I predicted. He got mobbed by people in the audience who wanted to talk with him further about the ideas he brought up.

The other talks? I don't remember them, really.
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