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The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown (Transcript)

Brene Brown

Here is the full text and summary of Brene Brown’s talk titled “The Power of Vulnerability” at TEDxHouston conference.

Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has been studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame for the past 10 years. In this TED talk, she focuses on vulnerability…

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TRANSCRIPT: 

Brené Brown – Researcher and Storyteller 

So, I’ll start with this: a couple years ago, an event planner called me because I was going to do a speaking event. And she called, and she said, “I’m really struggling with how to write about you on the little flyer.”

And I thought, “Well, what’s the struggle?”

And she said, “Well, I saw you speak, and I’m going to call you a researcher, I think, but I’m afraid if I call you a researcher, no one will come, because they’ll think you’re boring and irrelevant.”

And I was like, “Okay.”

And she said, “But the thing I liked about your talk is you’re a storyteller. So I think what I’ll do is just call you a storyteller.”

And of course, the academic, insecure part of me was like, “You’re going to call me a what?”

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