I presented my story at TEDx Observer in London recently, and the video from the event has come online. This was the first time I was asked to tell my story, rather than talking about the pirate ideas.
After a significant amount of sweat, I knew what to say. (More conferences are already asking for this presentation, or variations on it, by the way.) I think it came out quite well for a 15-minute presentation:
This was at Sadler’s Wells in London, near King’s Cross, in front of an audience of 1200. I positively loved the reviews! I mean, “I wish it had been longer” – who’d say something like that about a politician speaking?
Putting my Twitter name on every slide was, of course, a signal to the audience that I love reviews, no matter what they say. I’m biased here, but I read the reviews as quite favorable:
Funny, engaging, and makes sense. If only all politicians were like this. — Charlotte Beckett
Rick Falkvinge is like a cross between Churchill, Gandhi, and Mad Max. — Omaid Hiwaizi
Amazing talk by Falkvinge. A new breed of politician. — Alex Emanuel
Brilliant speaker. — Morgan Fitzsimons
Falkvinge is my new Citizen Kane. — Daniel Blackburn
Glad there’s politicians like Falkvinge out there with an eye on our digital futures. — Richard Dufty
Falkvinge: Really great job, love your presenting style — Eimear Lambe
Clear, pungent, insightful, and funny. I wish it had been longer – words you rarely hear! Wanted to know more. — Polly Fiona McDonald
Cracking talk. — Michael Spragg
Very powerful on why governments must be stopped in their curtailing of net censorship and civil liberties. — Nick Jefferson
Falkvinge: Great presentation at TEDx Observer. Message – excellent. Futurama quotes – a bonus. — Sarah Bailey
Falkvinge: Outstanding and inspiring presentation. — Gareth Redmond
…and many more. As flattering as these are, it was still just a selection (reformatted from Twitter flow format into article format, for readability).
Photo by Anna Gordon, CC-BY-NC license.