Our team has been very busy over the past few months working on the fourth TEDxKids@BC event. We have been collecting speaker applications
and soon we will follow up with the candidates to discuss the next step. We're very excited about this and I am personally awed by everyone's passion to share their stories and ideas with our community.
This post is not about the speakers, though. It is about YOU, our community! We have embraced TEDx because of its power to inspire and educate people through ideas worth sharing and I strongly believe that we all have ideas that need to be heard. This is why I would like to invite you to give a very short talk ... right this moment! ... I would like to invite everyone to finish the sentence started in the title of this post and write what they feel they bring to the world and the people around them. Feel free to write a very short sentence or a even just a word or two or share some story where you applied your power, but make sure you do it. Think of this as a game if you want and the reward will be that you just inspired the next person reading this post to write after you and share their own powers with all of us.
Let me start:
I have the power to dream! I had carried this power from my childhood when I was sitting outside and looking at the stars with my friends or reading books or comics and imagined me in the stories I read. I have almost lost or forgot about that power at times but it had always come to me when I needed it. I think I have recovered it fully few years ago when I convinced myself I can organize a conference for kids to share their ideas. Starting TEDxKids@BC has been a journey and a destination at the same time. It was a trip full of learning about myself and sharing my dreams with lots of people who I never met in my life before. I am forever grateful to all those strangers who I now call friends. I hope to keep dreaming till I am alive and to inspire you to do it to!