Waking up on November 26, was one of those mornings where you open your eyes and for a brief moment, you don't know what day it is yet. And then it clicks: "today's the day!" No doubt, 11 of my fellow speakers were waking up with the same feeling. A whopping 300 people came out that day to experience the TEDxRenfrewCollingwood event. 12 speakers, 1 violinist and a comedian were on the day long agenda.
I was scheduled right before lunch. "Is that the worst spot or the best spot?" I thought. I didn't want to ask why they had decided to slot me there. People were going to be hungry and likely overwhelmed with all the amazing ideas they had heard from the earlier speakers. Good thing I practiced the talk about 100 times. I am going to have to dazzle em'.
Just this Wednesday, November 26, I got a call from a friend who is in the aquarium/museum biz and he said "I just watched your talk! It was great!".
"Wait, what? You couldn't have it hasn't been posted yet."
"No, I just watched it, I loved the story about Sammy. Brought a tear to my eye!" he said.
I did a quick google search and there it was! He had seen it before I did!
"It's up, it's up!" I called to my husband, "stop what you're doing and get over here". We braced ourselves and pressed the big circle play button on the middle of my face.
In just over 48 hours, the talk has over 1000 views. My hope is that those 1000 people WILL take a closer look at the ocean, wonder about the life that lives beneath the surface and activate from a place of fascination, instead of guilt, to conserve our oceans.
Have you seen it yet? If so, how did you like it? What has it inspired you to do? Please leave me a comment. Thank you for reading, sharing and responding.
With deep blue gratitude,