By: Erin O. Anderson

TED Talks have long been a favorite of mine, so when I was asked in 2014 to join the TEDxNashville Speakers Committee, I jumped at the chance to be involved in such a great organization. I quickly got involved in helping the team book musicians to play in between speakers, and working with entertainers to craft talks about their areas of expertise. 

This year, I had the distinct pleasure of working with Lecrae. Over the course of 4 months, I walked with Lecrae through the process of refining his message, assembling his talk, and distilling his years of experience into 18 minutes or less. I am so proud of the final talk, and I am so thankful to get to work with talented musicians from all fields. 

Watch Lecrae's TED Talk below. 

After 3 years on the Speakers Committee, I was recently given my own committee to focus on music and entertainment during TEDxNashville. I'm so excited to find artists with stories to tell and continue to help them do so on the TEDxNashville stage.