Welcome to our TEDx Intern!

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As the newest addition to the TEDxMcMinnville team, I am excited to introduce myself! Welcome and thanks for taking a minute to check out this page and hear more about this exciting experience.

My name is Delanie Strauss and I am the TEDxMcMinnville Intern. Originally from the Portland area, I am an incoming sophomore at Linfield College with a major in Marketing and minors in both Wine Studies and Media Studies. As an intern, I have the incredible opportunity to learn from the other committee members while they contribute their talents to this project. I have enjoyed so many TED Talks in the past, which makes this experience even more special.

My favorite TED Talk is one that was performed at TEDxPortland. In her talk: “The Two Words That Stand Between You And Your Next Big Idea,” Emma Gilroy wonders why people shut down ideas before they have time to grow and flourish. She asks that we tell ourselves: “Yeah, maybe,” the next time we have an idea that seems a little out there, instead of: “that will never work out,” which is far more negative and dream inhibiting. My favorite moment was when she said: “Some ideas have to be horrible to get to the good ones.”

The TEDxMcMinnville team promises to bring you just as exciting of talks and I hope you travel this journey with us as we prepare for January with speakers who will motivate, inspire and make you think!