A Procastinator on Doing a TED Talk About Procrastination

Tim Urban:

All TED speakers do a fully mic’ed and dressed rehearsal on the real stage the weekend before the conference starts. Mine was three days before my talk — and it was pretty rough, confirming to me and everyone present that I was officially not a fraud when it came to my topic. The irony of a guy rehearsing his TED Talk about how he’s a bad procrastinator, and being clearly underprepared while doing so, was not lost on anyone.

This whole thing was white-knuckle reading for me.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016