#TBT – Communication Students host TEDx event at Fresno State

Five speakers and one musician took to the TEDx stage in the Wahlberg Recital Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, for an afternoon designed to discover new ideas and spark conversations within our community. The event was curated and organized by the Department of Communication faculty and students.

Here are two of those talks:

How to build self-confidence

CeCe Olisa said she wakes up every morning and tells herself, “don’t wait on your weight to live the life you want.” She grew up with a love of performing arts, but throughout her life, she was rejected for parts because of her body. Rather than focusing on her weight, she focuses on healthy living — using consistency as a measure of success over clothing size. She says by changing her perspective on her perceived obstacle; she was able to change her life.

Create, not compete

George Veater of Coarsegold told his grandfather’s story of building an agricultural empire beginning in the great depression to illustrate his “create, not compete” recipe for success. Veater said with a small paradigm shift, everyone can create and enjoy their own life without the worry of competing with others.

Want to see more? Click here to view the rest of the videos.

TEDxFresnoState team
TEDxFresnoState team

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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