In Her Own Words: Betsy Cohen meets the TEDx challenge

Competition to present at TEDx anywhere in the world is stiff. Being selected is only the beginning the journey as Betsy H. Cohen experienced in St. Louis. If you want to see the final results, check out her talk:

Why immigrants are important to our communities and economies | Betsy Cohen | TEDxStLouisWomen (

I had thought about doing a TEDx talk for many years. I reviewed the non-profit organization’s mission of “Ideas Worth Spreading.” I learned how they want a talk that gives the audience a new action or professional take-away, takes evidence and draws an interesting conclusion or shares an idea that is surprising. Or it could be a talk that uplifts a basic idea with a compelling new angle.

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