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Megan Washington:
Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking

TEDxSydney · 12:58 · Filmed Apr 2014
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Megan Washington: Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking
12:58 · Filmed April 2014 at TEDxSydney · Subtitles available in 23 languages

Megan Washington is one of Australia's premier singer/songwriters. And, since childhood, she has had a stutter. In this bold and personal talk, she reveals how she copes with this speech impediment—from avoiding the letter combination “st” to tricking her brain by changing her words at the last minute to, yes, singing the things she has to say rather than speaking them.

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Megan Washington has won two ARIA Awards, the Australian equivalent of the Grammys. A popular singer/songwriter, she has recently come clean with a secret—that she has a speech impediment. Full bio
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