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Be passionate, fail spectacularly and know the value that you bring to others. Caryn Foster Durham talks about the perception you and others have of yourself, and she challenges young people to consider how to establish themselves the right way.

Caryn is a wife, Type B mom and small-business owner looking for inspiration and humor in each day. She strives to make the world a little more creative, technologically savvy, informed and, of course, fun! Recognized countless times for creative and strategic excellence as the co-owner of Charles Ryan Associates (CRA), Caryn uses her love of market research, trend analysis and consumer behavior to provide strategies that help brands grow and thrive. Her work with brands includes Google, McDonald’s, Virginia is for Lovers, Wellpoint/Anthem, Southeast Tourism Society, Richmond Region Tourism and the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild.

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How do you carve a place out for yourself in this universe AND maintain that light that makes you… You? An expert marketer shares his perspective on constructing a unique identity for yourself.

Named the youngest Forbes 30 Under 30 and LinkedIn Top Voice in Marketing and Advertising, Tai is an experienced storyteller, marketing leader, and entrepreneur. Followed by over 100,000 executives and young professionals, Tai's work has been widely recognized by Forbes, LinkedIn, Twitter, MarketWatch, and Tech Insider. He previously led digital and content marketing at top Fortune 500 companies, including Apple and Samsung. Tai is currently the Head of Content and Brand at SelfScore. He is an alum of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Tai is the author of the upcoming book, Zero to Infinity.
Dr. Wendy LeBorgne is passionate about how the physiology and perception of the human voice functions as the single most important aspect of communication. Dr. Wendy LeBorgne presents on the 5 key elements of voice which combine to create your Personal Voice Brand (tm) and influence listeners around you. Dr. Wendy LeBorgne is an author-pioneer of research and education in the science and power of the elite voice. Wendy works with Fortune 500 companies and vocal athletes appearing on television, film, Broadway, radio, music tours and opera stages around the world, helping people achieve their own healthy, authentic voice. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
In discordance to the popular belief that the voice of a person is unalterable, Mr. Chetan Sashital- the God of mimicry, teaches the art of how to achieve command over the voice that defines us. The most beautiful gift given to mankind has become the most neglected asset in the modern world. So Chetan emphasizes and teaches its working principles, calling it the 'Art of Voicing', as voice is afterall our unique signature which creates an indelible and enduring impact! Voicing-Over for more than 150 Bollywood actors and breathing life into various animated characters, Chetan Shashital has mastered the ‘art of voicing’. By deliberately tuning into the vocals of widest range of voices possible, for the past 30 years, he stands in sync with title of ‘Big C’ given to him by his fans.
Listening, researching, mixing, practising and perfecting all the different kinds of sounds had been his passion.
He has dubbed with international giants like Walt Disney (Voices for Baloo the Bear, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, The Genie of Alladin, Tigger & Gopher in Winnie the Poo and many more series.
Apart from being a Voice-counsellor, Chetan is also an Actor, Singer, Composer, Writer, Director and Producer. He has won the “Dadasaheb Phalke Film festival Award 2016” for Best Music and Voice Design for “The fisher woman and Tuk-Tuk”, Best Voice Talent offered by the Indian Academy of Advertising and Film Art for 7 consecutive years from 1993 to 1999 and many more. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
Love, one of the world’s leading authorities on voice, says the words we say hardly matter at all. The sound of our voices and the way we make people feel are infinitely more important. He shows us how to harness the power of the single most powerful communication tool we have: the voice.

Roger Love has coached award winning actors, musicians and speakers, from Jeff Bridges and Reese Witherspoon for their Academy Award-winning roles in Crazy Heart and Walk The Line, to Gwen Stefani and Eminem, to Anthony Robbins and Brendon Burchard.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at
How do we sound credible? Dr. Sicola ( shows how your vocal delivery influences how your message is received, and how to use it to your advantage.

Watch Laura Sicola's talk to learn how to hone your "vocal executive presence" and make your desired vocal impact!

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