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TEDxFurmanU: we’re all characters in life’s great narrative


I’m constantly touting the power of storytelling as a way to connect with audiences. But more and more I’m realizing the very vital role that storytelling has played and continues to play in my own life.

Truth is: storytelling helped me mend my relationship with my father.

Recently, I was invited to give a TEDx talk at Furman University where I told the story of how this happened. The talk is called We’re All Characters in Life’s Great Narrative and it prompts us to consider exhibiting towards real people, the greatest characters to ever live, the depth of empathy that we do the characters in our favorite films, books, and television shows. The same empathy that I had to learn to show towards my father.

I’d love to hear what you think. My father likes it and so does my momma if that counts for anything. Oh and Moms told me to share it widely, so if you know anyone who might like it, please do send it along.


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