TED is that world renowned venue where leading thinkers from around the globe have the chance to give the speech of their lives in under eighteen minutes. TED Talks as they are known are short and powerful ideas worth spreading. I was honoured to have the chance to share my journey with Parkinson’s disease via Tedx Winnipeg. Tedx is the local version of TED featuring local speakers and their passions.
Sharing the TedX stage with ten other very talented speakers was the opportunity of a lifetime. I was moved by each of the speeches that were given that day. Each brought a new idea or a new perspective to an old idea that I so appreciated.
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I was moved by Heather Hinam’s Discovering the Amazing in The Everyday. I have to admit that when this wonderful woman took the stage to discuss the nature that surrounds us I was skeptical (Sorry, Heather!). But in truth I have not looked at our physical surroundings the same since that day. Heather so beautifully reminded me in a way that I have not been able to forget of the absolute beauty that surrounds me. Thank you Heather for the peace you have brought into my life by this simple reminder.
Todd Scott’s How Humour Can Help to Save a Life was masterfully funny! I have no doubt that this presentation will in fact save lives. Todd teaches us how to use CPR and a defibrillator in a way like I have never seen before. Keep in mind I’m a nurse and have set through my fair share of CPR courses. This is a must see talk that will leave you laughing and prepared to save a life.
Darrick Baxter spoke on How Technology is Saving Native Tribe Languages. Derrick developed a simple app that is having a transformative effect on the ability to preserve native languages around the world. It is a simply profound tool that is changing lives literally across the globe. I came away from Darrick’s talk amazed.
There are seven other talks beside mine that you will not want to miss. Go to www.tedxwinnipeg.ca to take in the wonderful song bird Sheena Grobb or see Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk’s talk on bullying and all the others who each did an incredible job of presenting their passions.
My talk can be viewed at www.timsr.ca/watch-tim-speak/
As you watch the video please bear in mind who you know who would benefit from hearing my story. Whether a corporate event, Parkinson’s event, school assembly, church or you! I would love to share what I have learned from running and winning The Amazing Race Canada with Parkinson’s and how these lessons can inspire you to Live Your Best!
As always you can reach me at www.TimSr.ca
Tim Hague Sr. is an author, internationally sought after professional speaker and Winner of The Amazing Race Canada season #1. Tim was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 46. He hails from Winnipeg Canada where he resides with his wife and children. For event bookings or to learn more about Tim go to www.TimSr.ca.