TEDx is tomorrow, and I’m petrified. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what I’m talking about, tomorrow is TEDx in Myrtle Beach and I’m one of the guest speakers. My topic (which I picked myself) is, “Technology Ubiquity, A Brief History of the Future”. When I decided on my topic, I was confident that I knew what I was going to talk about. I’ve been working on this presentation now for almost two weeks (seriously) and it’s evolved now to such a point that I can honestly say, it’s not very close to what I originally envisioned.
I’m not complaining, in fact, I think it’s a better presentation overall, than what I originally thought up. It’s just that the self confidence I initially had when I was asked, “what would you like to speak about?” has given way to, “boy, I hope this thing wows ’em.”
Anyway, I’m rehearsing today, going through the slides, making notes, making sure I don’t go over my allotted 18 minutes, and whenever I need a break, I’ve been listening to Vampire Weekend. I dunno, it just lifts my spirits and centers me a little.
So without further ado, enjoy a little of what I’ve been enjoying. Here’s “California English” which is a little appropriate considering I leave for Los Angeles on Saturday: