TEDxAccra speaker profile – Dan Meyer

Ever want to be a superhero and do the impossible in your life?

Dan Meyer believes no matter how extreme our fears or how wild our dreams, we each have the potential to be superheroes, do the impossible and change the world.  

As Director of a humanitarian aid agency in Kazakhstan, winner of the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard, and 39x world record holder and leading expert in the world’s most dangerous art, Dan is passionate about inspiring people to RETHINK their priorities, do the impossible and change the world.

But most people don’t realize that Dan grew up paralyzed by extreme fear, bullies and social anxiety disorder. Dan will describe his journey from extreme fears to extreme feats, coward to courageous, wimp to world record holder, loser to Ig Nobel Prize winner, and quitter to finalist on America’s Got Talent. He will make you RETHINK the impossible, and he’ll reveal secrets on how YOU can do the impossible in YOUR life!

Why you should listen

Everyone has FEARS and everyone has DREAMS. Everyone wants to be successful, be a superhero, do something remarkable in their life, do the impossible and somehow change the world.  Dan will describe how he overcame extreme fears to do extreme feats, how he found his unique purpose and calling to change the world in a bizarre way you will not expect, and he will help you RETHINK your priorities to do the impossible in your life.

Quote from Dan

“The Impossible is NOT impossible!”

“Don’t focus on the 99% that’s impossible;

Instead focus on the 1% that’s plausible,

and figure out how to make it POSSIBLE!”

About TEDxAccra

TEDxAccra is annual event, where thinkers and doers of our community are gathered to create and share ideas. This year’s TEDx will come off from April 19 to 23, 2016.

The event seeks to develop and leverage the TED experience at a community level, bring together innovative thinkers to connect and discuss great ideas.

At TEDxAccra, participants will take part in a TED-like experience that will ultimately equip and inspire them into boundless possibilities.

The concept is to reflect ideas and inspire thinking of a new generation of African thinkers and leaders, presenting to an audience committed to engaging and reengaging in an active and meaningful manner with the continent.

Source: TEDxAccra

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