Later this month Rochelle Pitt, Apunipima Cape York Health Council’s Care Coordinator, is presenting at TEDx Cairns.
TedX events are a suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances that foster learning and inspiration in the hope of starting conversations that matter.
Rochelle is a talented singer-songwriter. She is a busy mum to four children and works full time as Care Coordinator. She is also an Ambassador for Kidney Health Australia and an Ambassador for APRA AMCOS, a not for profit music rights organisation.
We sat down with Rochelle to learn more about what is involved in preparing for a TEDx Talk and what we can expect in her presentation. We also want to know, “Will there be music?”
The details of Rochelle’s presentation will be kept under wraps until the event. However, you can expect her to share the insight she gained from juggling dual passions as a nurse working with remote indigenous communities in Cape York and as a professional musician.
“I’m lucky. sure, I have a full plate and a great deal going on, but I love every minute of it.” Rochelle said of her busy schedule.
Preparation for the event takes several months and involves a series of workshops with support from the organisers and past presenters.
The workshops assist the presenters to develop a precisely timed presentation that follows the TEDx formula. TEDx presentations are known for their concise delivery that is designed to entertain, educate and inform the audience.
Rochelle has really enjoyed the preparation so far and admits that there is a lot more to it than you would think.
“I have also really enjoyed meeting and spending time getting to know the other presenters. I am sharing the stage with some really inspirational people.” Rochelle added.
And finally to answer the question we have all been wondering…yes, there will be music and perhaps even a song or two.
If you are interested in attending TEDx Cairns all the details along with a link to purchase tickets can be found here:
Link to purchase tickets here: https://events.jcu.edu.au/TEDxJCUCns