What if I told you that being known for our stuttering is not such a bad thing? Our uniqueness can make us memorable, if we give ourselves permission to just let go and embrace what makes us different. Stuttering can make us memorable. Yes, stuttering!
I gave a talk titled “Be Memorable” at the National Stuttering Association annual conference held in Washington DC in early July 2014. I helped organize a ‘TED Talks” workshop, where 8 people gave talks about some aspect of their stuttering journey. The workshop was well attended and a great success. I received a lot of positive feedback on my talk and decided to share it here for the ISAD conference this year. I have reprised the talk in the following video.
I feel like I am taking a huge risk by contributing in video format rather than just provide written text of my talk. But I am choosing to be vulnerable and hopefully memorable. I welcome your comments and questions about my talk on being memorable. I also welcome your feedback and questions on my actual stuttering too, because after several “takes” with this video, I just decided to go for it and not re-record it for the 10th time! I think that I “stutter very well” in this video. Don’t you agree?
Thank you for checking in here and watching my talk titled “Be Memorable.”
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