A fly on the wall…

Screaming. shouting. frail nerves. comments flying through the air. 15 individuals each making their point of view extremely clear. sometimes too clear. but it’s beautiful.

Sometimes I wish I could just be an observer, simply to take an objective look at how this process works. But that fleeting thought is immediately thrown to the wind. Because being involved is just so much cooler…or hotter actually.

Wondering what we’re doing? Planning a TEDx event.

TEDxLAU organizers' meeting

TEDxLAU organizers’ meeting 

You might think it’s just a normal conference, but you’d be dead wrong. Every second is premeditated to ensure utmost impact, but guess what…mistakes do happen, and they will. Murphy’s law after all. but nevertheless we mortals assume we can control it.

How do 15 very different people reach consensus? Well…for one, it’s impossible to stick to one plan. Be ready to change, change, and then change some more.  True consensus is hard to come by, and usually involves disregarding some excellent pitches in the process!

You have an initial concept and fight for your might till it reaches fruition?


Get your initial concept, throw it in the air for bright and extremely critical people to pick at it, until it’s even better than your preliminary inception. Don’t fight the waves of creativity and counter-creativity…embrace them as an inevitable milestone.

People wonder how I get the energy I have for TEDx. And I say. How can I not?

It’s a beehive of amazing energy. And this is what keeps me going.


About Reine Azzi

An instructor who teaches so many different courses at university! Best way to remain passionately challenged! I'm also the licensee, curator, and host of TEDxLAU which adds so much excitement to my life!
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One Response to A fly on the wall…

  1. Shoug Al-Nafisi says:

    Exactly the way I like it! and yes this is how we do it! I have come to love Mondays 🙂

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