When someone is a fascinating speaker, he or she captures my attention and doesn’t let go.
A good speaker stirs your compassion, empathy, and inspiration.
I was a member of Toastmasters , a public speaking group, for many years. I heard many masterful speakers over the years and cherish the memory when recalling the speaker’s core message years later.
Over 26 million people have watched Brené Brown’s Ted Talk “The Power of Vulnerability.” Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work. What does that say about our society? Our “fight or flight” instinct tends to kick in when faced with feeling vulnerable.
Take 20 minutes to sit and listen to Dr. Brown speak. In her Ted talk she speaks of vulnerability and how it is the “core of shame and fear and our struggle for worthiness.”
Dr. Brown explains that the world we live in is full of vulnerability and to cope with it we numb it.
Oh, how I would love to “give back” all those pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
There are three titles in GPL’s collection by Brené Brown:
Sometimes you hear a speaker that you have to share with a friend. We share the same hopes, dreams, and fears.
I feel strongest when I can turn a negative emotion into positive energy.
As Dr. Brown says “feeling vulnerable is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.”