FHC Inspires Q&As 2022: Millie Alt
Name: Millie Alt
TED Talk title: We are small pieces of the people we meet
How are you feeling about FHC Inspires?
“I am feeling nervous but also extremely excited for myself and everyone else. It’s a great production, and everyone who is a part of it is wonderful; they really care about making FHC Inspires great.”
What was the process of picking the perfect TED Talk topic?
“It was really hard to pick a topic because, at first, nothing stood out to me as unique or inspiring. Finally, my topic just came to me one day in class—I knew it was the one I would be passionate enough about to change lives.”
What does your message mean to you?
“My message is very important to me because it lets me see the people I love within myself. It is also important because it allows myself and everyone who hears my talk to think differently about their own characteristics and the way their actions affect the world.”
Who is your target audience?
“My Talk doesn’t have a specific target audience because it applies to everyone. I think everyone can get a message from it and learn something new about themselves.”
Did you ever see yourself speaking at FHC Inspires?
“I did see myself speaking at FHC Inspires. I saw the show last year and I remember thinking that I would love to participate in something like that. This year when we started TED Talks, I thought that my topic would be good for the show because it does apply to everyone and not just the students here.”
What are you doing to prepare for the big night?
“I have reworked a lot of my presentation to fit this new audience, and I am practicing a lot to get the talk down so that I can be less nervous when it comes down to it.”
How does your Google Slide presentation reflect your topic?
“My Google Slides include a lot of pictures from my own life, which reflects my topic because it is very personal to me, and most of my reasoning is based off of personal experience.”
What’s a mobile game you’re currently hooked on?
“Subway Surfers; I redownloaded it for nostologia, but I love it now.