Russell recently shared this timeless video with his followers on LinkedIn, receiving many touching comments. We hope it inspires you too!
"It's 8 years since I delivered my first TEDx talk and I was reminded of this over the weekend when I received a lovely note from a young entrepreneur in Malaysia who thanked me for the advice I delivered on that day.
I particularly liked the fact that she described my talk as "my Braveheart speech" :)
It was an emotional talk for me that I delivered at Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, where I studied as an undergraduate and where I met my wife - she has never forgiven me for mentioning this fact in the talk!
This note prompted me to re-watch the talk (it's never easy to watch yourself on screen) to understand if my views on the subject had changed.
I'm delighted (and somewhat relieved) to report that I stand by everything I said.
I'm also pleased to report that over these intervening years I have certainly followed my own advice and continue to try to operate outside my comfort zone.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤?
Big thanks to Edinburgh Napier University for encouraging their undergraduates to deliver a TEDx event when the brand was still relatively unknown in the UK."
- Russell Dalgleish
"You know what Russell Dalgleish, that’s one of the most helpful startup videos I have ever watched on TEDx ...or anywhere. Your pace in that talk is perfect and the advice about asking for advice is spot on. Thanks for sharing the memory 😀👏" - Colin Rawlinson, CEO at Scottish Health
"It shows how much you care about building business relationships consistently throughout the career - I think this should be an underlined fact about many current and future Scottish businesses - to continue doing things through consistently building business relationships worldwide." - Marti Zubko, Junior Researcher at Institute of International Relations Prague
"We’re incredibly proud of our brilliant Alumni and greatly appreciate those who continue to support the next generation of Napier students. Thank you sincerely Russell. And we also rather like a romantic story! ❤️" - Fiona Forrest-Anderson, Head of Employer Engagement at Edinburgh Napier University
"Braveheart sums you up Russell- willing to help others and so supportive! 🏴" - Jo Smith, Founder of A1 Training Services
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