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Randall Bretz

Retired and working hard., Nebraska Educational Telecommunications

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How has TEDx impacted you

As a coordinator of a TEDx event, my life has been changed in many ways. My mind has been opened to new ideas and concepts, I've learned to trust members of the coordinating committee, I've learned more about social media, and I've seen the impact of the simple act of sharing a well-thought-out idea.

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    Nov 9 2011: Ted has allowed me to be more open to other's opinions, and has helped me gain a better understanding of the world through peoples thoughts. i've also developed as an individual. seeing other people take a stand and express their thoughts has allowed me to become more open and outgoing when expressing myself in school. prior to ted, i always held back. i was known as the student who never speaks and shares because she's scared that people will laugh or worse ignore her, but now i have more confidence because i know every idea is valuable, and it's not wrong to be wrong, it's wrong to not try.
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      Nov 9 2011: Yes, Estrella, I used to be the quiet one as well. Watching TED videos and reading some of the materials the speakers have written has helped me become much more comfortable with sharing my ideas.

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