Category Archives: TEDxBrisbane

100% improvised: Jenny Wynter’s TEDx Talk

Jenny Wynter and Juanita Wheeler standing on stage explaining the fully improvised TEDx Talk Jenny is about to deliver at TEDxBrisbane.

I never in a million years thought I would invite a comedian to deliver an entirely improvised TEDx Talk as part of our 2022 speaker lineup. But I did. The TEDx Talks we normally curate with our TEDxBrisbane speakers are strategically planned, lovingly drafted, meticulously fact-checked, scrutinised, edited, memorised and rehearsed before they make it […]

Arrows, chain mail & Adrienne Alexander’s TEDx Talk

Adrienne Alexander wearing a green jacked and jeans delivering her TEDx Talk with both hands, open palms at 90 degrees to her side with palms facing front emphasising a point.

“She puts on chain mail and lets students fire real arrows at her!” These are the first words I ever heard to describe the educational revolutionary that is Adrienne Alexander. I was instantly hooked and needed to find out more. As part of our TEDxBrisbane curation program, we constantly monitor various channels and sources for […]

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 […]