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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x16 Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright
TV-PG

  • 2014-01-23T23:00:00-06:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.

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