Alas, there shall be no TEDx audition for me. I was cut at the “fill out this form with your idea” stage.
Honestly, I did think I’d at least get an audition. The topic and the credentials I offered–the creative control and opportunities offered by self-publishing–seemed to fit perfectly with their theme of “Make + Believe,” and I’ve over two decades of public speaking and teaching experience. But I must have failed to make it compelling enough at the “query” stage, or perhaps mistook the oddities of the online form as an indication they wanted brevity. (Any form that requires odd key strokes to create paragraphs…)
For whatever reason, I don’t get speak.
But since my topic was on the empowerment of self-publishing, the cultural shift happening within the community of writers, and the way readers are embracing the creative diversity… Since I’d intended to speak on the impact of no longer needing to gain third-party permission for one’s creative choices, and the new-found passion so many writers find in creative control…
In that spirit, I figure I’ll write up the presentation and record it myself. It’ll be my NOTx Talk, and be no longer than eight minutes. Why the heck not, yes? 🙂
More to come, as I put the pieces together…