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Everyday Radicals

July 17, 2013

You may remember me posting a little while back about being invited to do a TED talk at TEDxBedford.

The theme was Everyday Radicals.

It was a fabulous day. Full of wonderful, inspiring people, giving impassioned talks on all kinds of things, from Place Shaking, to Playing Out, the Raspberry Pi, and Pants, right through to World Peace.

And now, you can see all of the talks too, as they are all online.
Including mine-eeeeek!

Here it is:

As you can probably tell, I was hugely nervous, and this was my first ever experience of any kind of public speaking. But I hope I managed to get the message across that we ALL need to take responsibility, and take action, and that Make Do and Mend needs to become a bit more everyday, and a bit less radical.

You can watch all of the talks here, and I would highly recommend that you do!

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  • Reply Angel Jem July 20, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I love Ted talks. And I am so impressed you are one!

    • Reply Jen July 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Still can’t quite believe it myself..!

  • Reply carla July 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Im from Bedford! How did you like the town. … yeah its a bit pants. But go you. You must be proud 😀

    • Reply Jen July 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      I thought Bedford was great. There seems to be lots going on there, Kayte and Chip are really making things happen. And it is so lovely by the river-not pants at all!

      • Reply carla July 17, 2013 at 9:58 pm

        I think it’s like most towns. We’ve had a lot of bad press and the recession hit us hard. Our high street is half empty. But it’s nice to have people dedicated to try and put it back on the map!!!

        • Reply Jen July 17, 2013 at 10:21 pm

          You are very lucky-they are doing great things!

  • Reply Kitty Piët July 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Good for you! It must have been very nervewrecking before the talk for you.

    • Reply Jen July 17, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      I was hugely nervous!

  • Reply booketta July 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I think you did brilliantly!

    • Reply Jen July 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      Thankyou so much.

  • Reply Emma Croft July 17, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Go Jen!

    • Reply Jen July 17, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks Emma 🙂

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