Author Archives: Juanita Wheeler

How Dr Danish Kazmi made a geotechnical TEDx Talk accessible

Danish Kazmi standing in the red circle on stage delivering his TEDx Talk at TEDxBrisbane.

Crafting and delivering a top-quality TEDx Talk is hard work for anyone. There are challenges for every speaker that they need to navigate and hurdles to overcome. These can include a fear of public speaking, ‘imposter syndrome’ or its equally problematic opposite – charismatic overconfidence, physical challenges with being on stage including temperature regulation, breathing […]

My side stage moment during Dan Allen’s TED Talk

Juanita on stage as host of TEDxBrisbane, wearing a red jacket with her right arm raised towards side stage, inviting the audience to welcome the next speaker to stage with applause.

I was standing at the side of the stage at TEDxBrisbane in December 2022 when a profound thing happened to me. My body told me, ‘This is your purpose’. That sounds decidedly woo-woo as I type it. I promise you it’s not (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m one of the least woo-woo […]