This is an episode for: presenters, motivational speakers and swimming enthusiasts.
In September of 2013, Diana Nyad became the first person to swim unassisted in open water across the Florida Straits from Cuba to Florida. It was an epic feat, and one she returned to at age sixty after a failed attempt in her 20s.
A few months later, she gives an aptly titled TED Talk called “Never, ever give up”.
Her story is one on never giving up, facing the odds and beating the ego. Nyad’s experience fits perfectly into a 3-act hero’s journey and we break down how she really leverages that to her benefit.
With no visual aids, Nyad’s storytelling skills really shine through. Presenters everywhere can learn from her pacing, tone and delivery.
What’s in the Spice Cabinet??
Watch Diana Nyad’s 2013 TED Talk, “Never, ever give up.”
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- Queue up Nyad on Netflix
Our interpretation of Nyad’s walkout song??
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