My TED Talk
On November 6th, 2013, I spoke at a TED conference as part of a partnership between TED and my job. It was an amazing experience. On January 24th, it was released as the Talk of the Day on TED.com, and on the 25th it was named the Talk of the Week. Whoa. Enjoy!
Humanity’s fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it’s less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it’s stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.