The Boldest Speaker Ever: Pass It On

by Tess on April 15, 2009

Warning! My blog will challenge you to be more, give more, live fearlessly, take more chances and show up in the world unstoppable, daring and bold.

In the past I’ve worked as a professional speaker.  On the outside it looks like a glorious job and in many ways it is. You travel, you’re  the center of attention, you get paid well. If you’re good people want to meet you and buy your products.

Speakers spend 90% of their time marketing themselves and only 10% speaking. A mentor once warned me to keep my ego in check by “never believing my own hype.”

Today I want to help put a speaker in the spotlight who has a message, a big message. No hype involved. His name is Nick Vujicic.

 If you have children gather them around and have them watch it as well.

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    { 16 comments… read them below or add one }

    Hilary 04.15.09 at 10:19 am

    Hi Tess .. Nick is absolutely revolutionary .. and is truly inspirational - the children were fabulous .. I loved it.

    Everyone will marvel at him -
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

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    Giovanna Garcia 04.15.09 at 10:34 am

    “It only matter how we finish.” That is what speaks the loudest to me.
    Thank you for sharing Nick’s video, he is an amazing inspirational role model for all.
    Thank you,
    Giovanna Garcia
    Imperfect Action is better than No Action

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    Kathy | Virtual Impax 04.15.09 at 11:00 am

    I think you hit the nail on the head in your introduction - why he is SO appealing. Nick does have a BIG message and he delivers with zero hype I’ll be he doesn’t have to spend 90% of his time marketing his speaking services.

    Have I heard the words he says before? Of course I have!!! However, when Nick speaks them - somehow they are richer - dare I say - BOLDER!

    Thanks for sharing this!

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    Alik Levin | 04.15.09 at 11:54 am

    That… is… amazing….
    What a will power….

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    Julie 04.15.09 at 12:44 pm

    Well, my eyes are swimming. I’ve seen him before, yet am still touched by his beautiful spirit, shining for all of us. It’s FANTASTIC that he’s speaking to children! Thanks, Tess, very much. :)
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    Mark 04.15.09 at 2:12 pm

    Truly amazing! Tears are flowing, I am inspired! Thanks for sharing this!

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    Stacey / Create a Balance 04.15.09 at 3:11 pm

    Having my children watch this would put some perspective to some of their daily drama. Thanks for sharing.

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    Tabitha 04.15.09 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Tess!

    I was introduced to Nick’s website a few months ago and have been in awe ever since! I wrote him and told him my story (being born with abnormalities) and he (well, someone on his behalf) wrote me back!!

    He’s Awesome!!!

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    Liara Covert 04.15.09 at 4:56 pm

    Tess, you have clever ways of inviting your readers to rediscover the hidden creative potential within themselves. To reconnect with the Source of energy within is like a breath of fresh air. This enables you to awaken to new reasons to enrich the world and your true self.

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    Daphne 04.15.09 at 7:41 pm


    I saw this video a while back and it made me cry. It’s a good wake up call for those of us who think we’re good speakers, or that speaking is a profession. For Nick, speaking is a vocation. Thanks for this.

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    Vered - MomGrind 04.15.09 at 7:48 pm

    Just like Daphne, it made me cry too. I don’t know if I would ever have the courage to face life the way he does. I have all my limbs, but I don’t have half his energy and personality. Inspiring!

    Karen Chaffee 04.15.09 at 10:38 pm

    This touches the heart so deeply and definitely inspires.

    Robin 04.17.09 at 4:59 am

    Hi Tess - it was very moving seeing the way the kids hearts were so open, on listening to him. I am definitely a fan of anything that fosters connection between people!

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    Positively Present 04.17.09 at 10:27 am

    Wow, this is so inspiring! Thanks for posting it on your blog. As Robin mentioned, it was amazing to see the human connection. So powerful!

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    Jannie Funster 04.17.09 at 6:55 pm

    Some people, like Nick just “got it.” And what a wonderful gift for him to share it with us all.

    Definitely brought “rears” to my eyes. :)
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    LifeMadeGreat | Juliet 04.18.09 at 12:26 pm

    Wonderful to share this.
    Thank you for taking the time to present it!


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