Analysis Of Ted Talk

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I chose the Ted Talk, “My year of saying yes to everything”, by Shonda Rhimes. You may recognized the name Shonda Rhimes from many popular TV shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. All these shows are produced her own production company, Shondaland. She produces and/or screen writes over 70 hours of television per season. Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970 (age 47) and lives with three of her daughters, two of which were adopted.
This Ted Talk was recorded in February of 2016. Shonda Rhimes starts out with saying how she decided to run an experiment and for a full year she would say yes to all the things that scared her. She soon realized that doing the things that frightened her, like public speaking and her social , made the fear go away. But the most important and impacting “yes” she ever said was to one of her daughters. Her daughter simply asked her to play with her when she was about to leave for work, and Rhimes was about to say “No I can’t” as a reflex, but saw that her daughter was expecting the no, so she decided to say yes. This yes taught her to always put family before work. She says during the Ted Talk that, “Saying yes to any children likely saved my career.”
With each new season of television, Rhimes is responsible for countless hours of work and writing to make the shows possible. She describes the
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Even before watching the video I wondered what my life would be like if I only said yes to everything. Soon into the video I realized that Rhimes was actually a titan and was very talented at what she does. Knowing that she sometimes gets tired of her work made me feel better about not loving every second of my own life. But finding the thing that fuels your “hum” can make your life filling and important. When Rhimes talked she used a lot of repetition. She would say the phrases “titan”, “three sometimes four shows in production at a time”, and also the word

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