FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Paige Harsevoort

Name: Paige Harsevoort

Position: Speaker

TED Talk Title: Shower Thoughts

Why did you apply to be a speaker?

“I applied to be a speaker because I liked the challenge of getting up and speaking in front of a large audience. I know my [TED] Talk is not exactly inspirational, but I am ready to give it my best shot by giving the crowd a good laugh and a lot of afterthoughts.”

How are you feeling about speaking at FHC Inspires?

“I am very excited! I feel like I have always been relatively comfortable with public speaking, so I am excited to just get up on stage and have a fun time.”

What was the process of picking the perfect TedTalk topic?

“Funnily enough, I came up with my TED Talk idea in the shower… see it’s ironic because my topic is about shower thoughts! I just could not find a good topic, but it came to me when I least expected it.”

What does your message mean to you?

“My message is not really a personal one, but I think part of the reason I am so creative and open-minded today is because of the shower thoughts I have [had], [they have] helped me think better.”

Who is your target audience?

“My target audience is really anybody who will listen to me. It is not directed towards anyone, as everybody has a brain and can think [about] whenever they want to.”

Did you ever see yourself speaking at FHC Inspires?

“Honestly, no. I know I am an outgoing and extroverted person, but it never really occurred to me that I would be doing it this year.”

What are you doing to prepare for the big night?

“At this point, I am just running through my Talk… a lot. I know it won’t be perfect, and I might mess up, but that’s alright; that’s all a part of the experience.”

How does your Google Slide presentation reflect your topic? 

“My presentation has examples, definitions, and pictures of what shower thoughts are and what they can become, and how they are made (and why only in the shower).”

What’s a mobile game you’re currently hooked on?

“Right now I really like Matchington Mansion. It is a game like candy crush, but you renovate a mansion as you progress through the levels. The storyline is mainly what is keeping me hooked on it.”

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