REIMAGINE is the 1st edition of TEDxButler 2021: The change, the possibilities, the transformation, the difficulties, the catalyst. The only limitation is imagination. REIMAGINING can lead both to creativity and disappointment.TEDxButler will discover and curate speakers, entertainers, and artists who will share their REIMAGINE ideas and stories at Architekt in a half-day event.
Affectionately known as the #KillerPitchMaster, Precious is a world class master communicator who works with successful entrepreneurs and speakers and helps them take their professional pitching and speaking skills to the next level. With over 26 years of experience in creating unique speaking and public speaking techniques, Williams is also known for her innovative training programs and services to her clients and sales teams at Fortune 500 companies. These companies include Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, NBC Universal. As a 13-time national business elevator pitch champion, Williams has been on top television shows and publications for her pitching, branding, and professional speaking skills. She was featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Forbes Magazine, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, and the movie, “LEAP.” In 2019 and 2020, Precious became a 2X best-selling author of the #1 business book series, “Bad Bitches with Power Pitches: For Women Entrepreneurs and Speakers Only” and has been featured on Time Square billboards, top podcasts and stages around the world. Williams is a graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Nafees is a high school senior based in New Jersey and a vocal advocate for sustainable practices, especially in regards to waste production. Being president of his high school's environmental club and the student representative to his local government's environmental commission, Nafees has proven himself to be dedicated to creating change now. In addition to his work in his own town, Nafees has worked at the New Jersey State level, creating a state wide food and plastic waste reduction initiative, as well as at the New York City local level, publishing a paper with a city council campaign detailing how the city could reduce its environmental impact. Furthermore, Nafees is determined to spread awareness about waste production through his work as Co-Director of Research at Cleaner Oceans Institute, a youth led non-profit advocacy group. Nafees believes that the key to solving environmental problems is through cooperative engagement by government, businesses, and the general population and hopes to facilitate this effort through the use fo his skills, connections and experiences. To find out more about Nafees, visit his website at https://nafeesshaheed5.wixsite.com/digitalportfolio
Jessica S. Henry is an award-winning author, professor, legal commentator, social justice advocate, and blogger. After obtaining her J.D. from N.Y.U. School of Law, Henry served as a public defender in New York City for nearly a decade. Her new book, "Smoke But No Fire: Convicting the Innocent of Crimes that Never Happened," won the 2020 Montaigne Medal award for most thought-provoking book and the INDIE forward Book of the Year Award (Silver, Political and Social Science). She also was the recipient of the First Horizon Award for superior work by a debut author. Henry's research and teaching focus on wrongful convictions and severe sentences, such as the death penalty and life without parole. Henry frequently appears as a commentator about criminal justice and the criminal legal system on national and local television and radio, and is widely cited in the mainstream media. In 2015, Henry received the Montclair State University Distinguished Teacher Award for excellence in teaching. Visit her website.
Damon Hack joined Golf Channel in 2012 and currently serves as a co-host for Golf Today. He also is a contributing writer for GolfChannel.com and conducts interviews during tournament broadcasts throughout the year.
Hack came to Golf Channel from Sports Illustrated where he was a senior writer covering golf and the NFL. Before joining the magazine, he covered golf and the NFL for The New York Times and golf and the New York Knicks for Newsday. He also previously covered the San Francisco 49ers for the Sacramento Bee.
Born in Los Angeles, Hack graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in history, and from UC Berkeley with a master's degree in journalism.
He lives in Connecticut with his wife and triplet sons.
Dr Margie Warrell is a global authority on courage who has walked her ‘live brave’ talk countless times since growing up the big sister of seven on a dairy farm in rural Australia. The first in her family to attend college, Margie has since lived in multiple countries (including Papua New Guinea, Singapore) and only recently returned to live in the United States..
Margie pairs a global perspective with her diverse background in psychology, coaching and Fortune 500 business to unlock the potential that fear holds captive – in individuals and organizations alike. Trusted by organizations such as Salesforce, NASA, Dell, Morgan Stanley and United Nations Foundation to deliver transformative programs that foster courage, creativity and collaboration, the titles of her 5 bestselling books - Stop Playing Safe, Find Your Courage, Make Your Mark, Brave and You've Got This! - reflect her passion for helping people overcome timidity, step into their brilliance and lead more purposeful lives with greater impact.
Margie loves adventure travel and hiking in beautiful places, most recently climbing Mt Kilimanjaro with her husband and their four children. Margie’s insights for helping people live and lead with more courage, less fear, have been more relevant or required.
Ryan was born in Bronx, New York. He is a graduate of Ithaca College where he obtained a BA in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies. He then went on to George Mason University Law School where he obtained a J.D. in law. Ryan is currently in graduate school attempting to become a CPA in accounting. Ryan has been the Mayor of Butler, New Jersey since November 2020.
An immigrant of both Russia and Uganda, Patricia arrived in Canada when she was 4 years old with her mother. She became a citizen at the age of 7 and still carries her Canadian Citizenship card in her wallet to remind her how lucky she was to have landed there. "We made it out of Uganda fortuitously in the early 80’s which is crazy to think about sometimes." After finishing a Bilingual BA from the Campus St.Jean in Political Science Patricia built a career in Real Estate. She and her team now sell hundreds of homes annually. Fiercely committed to helping agents change their lives and create career stability -even if they come from humble beginnings - Patricia has created training programs focused on agents and emerging team leaders ready to begin their team expansion process. Through the lense of leaders training leaders her programs are rooted in meaningful action to create results. Rethinking what it means to be a leader, she believes that everyone is a leader in some aspect of their lives and wants to encourage others to take up the mantle of leadership.
#1 Best Selling Author, International Speaker, Business Consultant, Transformation Expert, Coach and Trainer. Willard Barth has gone from a life of total devastation to being one of the leading speakers in the field of Transformation. The founder of 4 successful companies including an entertainment company, a marketing company, as well as Willard Barth Enterprises and The Transformational Leadership and Coaching Institute. A successful singer/songwriter, his first album “Coming Home” enjoyed International success with the first single “Wind Dancer” reaching 24 on the pop charts overseas. He also performed regularly with the legendary Les Paul. He co-founded three 501c3 Non-Profit Organizations.
Remembering the past to Reimagine the Future, Language and Transformation, Our Collective Lives together as an artistic accomplishment
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4 Speakers a musical interlude
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4 Speakers a musical interlude
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Carl Gould is a worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship. He is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. His company, 7 Stage Advisors helps organizations grow to the next level. 7 Stage Advisors, has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses. Some of the companies he’s helped are companies like Allstate, American Idol , USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army.
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Julia is originally from the U.K. but calls New York City home. Julia is a freelance virtual assistant. Julia's experience includes research, marketing, social media management, podcast development and publishing; website management and event planning. When Julia's not organizing businesses, she has a side-hustle with her buisness partner Meg to organize homes and offices.
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