Ali Feller TED Talk

Ali on the Run Show Episode 521: Beyond the Run with Ali Feller, TEDxBoston Speaker

“It felt important to me. And so I sent the email. I took my own advice, and I sent the email.”

On Monday, I had the honor of giving a TED talk. In this episode, I’m talking all about my experience speaking at TEDxBoston’s “Epic Strides” event, celebrating women in sport and the 50-year anniversary of the passing of Title IX. I share how I got this opportunity, my hesitations, and how it went. Plus, I share the talk itself.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • How I got the opportunity to be a TEDx speaker (2:00)
  • On figuring out what to talk about (11:00)
  • The rehearsal and preparation process (15:00)
  • The week of TEDxBoston (23:00)
  • Why I got really stressed the night before the event (38:00)
  • My TED talk! (53:20)

For more, check out:

Emily Saul on Episode 510 of the Ali on the Run Show

Emily Saul & Ian Nurse on Episode 474 of the Ali on the Run Show

Emily Saul on Episode 59 of the Ali on the Run Show

What Made Maddy Run by Kate Fagan

Alexandra Angelone: TEDxBoston Hair & Makeup Artist

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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