Preparing for TEDxGeneva
On Monday, I’ll be in Switzerland, speaking at TEDxGeneva. Right now, I’m on a plane to Paris.
These last few weeks, a lot of my time has been devoted to preparing my talk—writing and re-writing the text, learning it and learning to perform it. At times like these I am so grateful I did a good deal of theater as a younger person! That said, more than any other thing in my life, the one thing that prepared me for TEDx is this talk my partner gave a few years ago to a conference for environmentally conscious designers:
His use of slides as a kind of animation blew my mind. And I knew right then and there that one day I wanted to do something similar, and, for me, that means lots of drawing.
These are two of the many slides I cut from my talk as I honed my message. I threw them out when I axed a whole section of the talk, but, when I look at them now, they seem to be a kind of warning: “don’t waste people’s time by talking prettily but saying nothing.” Of course, dearest kitty, I promise you I won’t!
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