TEDxBerkeley - Charles Holt - Finding Your Voice
Charles has starred in some of the most celebrated and spectacular productions in American theatre history including Smokey Joe's Café, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Lion King. He was the first African American to play the role of 'Rocky' in the European tour of The Rocky Horror Show. Charles adds guest starring roles in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, All My Children, the award winning independent film Anne B. Real, and the thought provoking comedy, Ed's Trip. He received national acclaim and rave reviews for his 20-character portrayal in his one-man stage play Black Boy, based on best selling author Richard Wright's autobiographical landmark, as well as his portrayal of Civil Rights activist and icon, W.E.B. Du Bois in the one-man production, The Smoke King. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Kevin Rogers on Finding Your Voice
Kevin Rogers, known as "The Chief" at www.copychief.com, tells the story of an immigrant who changed the world with his guitar. If you've ever wondered how to identify a great idea from a waste of time, or need motivation for stepping out of your "identity cocoon", this presentation will surely inspire you, just as did the live crowd at Ryan Lee's FreedymFest. Enjoy!