Here is the full transcript of YouTube channel Whack’s host Freishia B’s TEDx Talk: How I Faked being Smart and Got a TEDx Talk at TEDxPIMR conference. This event occurred on January 13, 2018.
Freishia B – Host of YouTube channel Whack
So how many of you over here have always wished that you were as smart as that person? If that is you, then why don’t you raise your hands or give me an A so that I know that you know we have some people in the house that feel like that. Wow!
Well you know what, I never wished that. I was never a grade A student and I was never considered clever. But a lot of you sitting over here in this audience and those of you that are watching TEDx at home, you’re probably going to go out there and do some pretty amazing things, at which point you’re going to make my YouTube channel seem extremely frivolous. And I also hope that you do go out there and get yourself a TEDx talk.
But unlike you, not me, not my teachers, not my friends, or my parents, no one ever considered me as smart. In fact, if you asked my teachers they would have told you what a smart ass I was.
I was always taught: get a job; secure yourself, and everything else will work out. And I did just that. I did my BA in English literature; got a job in radio; did a couple of TV shows in between, and then one day something happened.