Don't strive to be famous, strive to be talented | Maisie Williams | TEDxManchester

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Maisie is an actress, an entrepreneur, and an activist. Yet to this day, she has no formal qualifications to her name. Her career has been built upon a symphony of seemingly normal opportunities that evolved into extraordinary, life changing events.
Maisie tells the story of working on what ended up becoming the biggest television show of all time from the age of 12. She discusses why she thinks right now is the perfect time to build tools for communities and how her platform, daisie, will redefine creative collaboration.
Margaret Constance Williams, known as Maisie Williams, is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut in 2011 as Arya Stark of Winterfell in the HBO world phenomenon Game of Thrones. Selected among 300 British actresses, she plays the role of a tomboyish young girl from a noble family for which she won numerous awards.
Her broad artistic life led her to co-found Daisie, a social media aimed at creative people in the world of arts, fashion, tv, film, photography, music, and literature. The aim of the app is to bring individuals from across industries together, to help foster collaborations with other artists and provide an alternative route into creative industries. Maisie said “Our main goal is to have a community of artists that are collaborating, uploading their work and sharing their projects.. helping others create their careers.”
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx

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Mar 11, 2019




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Alexis Baltazar
Alexis Baltazar 21 hour ago
Esta chido el Pug
Johnny Begood
I admire her success because of her talent and dedication. Most of which doesn't not come from her look.
José ra
José ra 2 days ago
Valar morghulis
Mali Sharpe
Mali Sharpe 3 days ago
"except for how i felt on the inside. i had big dreams"......*sigh* + cringe = oh another one is it?
jeff deathrage
jeff deathrage 3 days ago
Poor girl just isn't getting any prettier, is she? SO GLAD THERES OTHERS OUT THERE LIKE ME!!!!!!
Powerslider 5 days ago
Strive to be talented? You mean skilled?
ab Mo
ab Mo 7 days ago
"refuse to hold yourself back" that hit me pretty hard!
Yasemin B Sapan
Yasemin B Sapan 7 days ago
-Valar Morghulis -Valar Dohaeris
Jamaal Abdi
Jamaal Abdi 7 days ago
I'd like to speak one day in that stage and convince the world wide my filler expression
Youtube Comments
Youtube Comments 10 days ago
Kim Kardashian’s begs to differ.
Ty___ Charles
Ty___ Charles 11 days ago
she's so damn cute
leo king
leo king 11 days ago
This crown his so dead what should we tell the dead people then
Saeed ibrahim
Saeed ibrahim 12 days ago
Great speech talented girl .. go forward . Great speech ever ..
Kaela Creighton
Kaela Creighton 13 days ago
Yes, well, I'd rather be remembered for doing something in a paper than go for quick fame. I don't like the idea of fame because it's an assault to the soul. Most of us make small gains during our lifetime and are rewarded with family and friends. To be interrupted for fame is annoying.
mamasapaon 14 days ago
i still think of her as a child
Walter Schloss
Walter Schloss 15 days ago
I like the irony that she is famous, but not talented.
The Sluggish Channel
Sahar Karimzadeh
Sahar Karimzadeh 16 days ago
very motivating
John Varn JR
John Varn JR 17 days ago
This is how they use the youth to hunt other youths before they are able to understand WHY the qualifications dont matter, that that means there is something fundamentally wrong with the system, and that these people are setup to lead other people following them to their death or worse, shame on you.
John Varn JR
John Varn JR 17 days ago
Collaboration/spyware apps, what could go wrong.
Nidulamak Nidulamak
The title makes no sense.. Talent is something innate... You are born with it.. Title should have been Hard work beats talent any day.
It's All About social
Best video
Yuri Rebouças
Yuri Rebouças 18 days ago
this is the most important and inspiring speech i've ever listened!
yuri boyka
yuri boyka 19 days ago
she's so humble
Sgr A*
Sgr A* 19 days ago
"Don't strive to be famous" a person who is famous lol "Beauty is not that important" someone that is beautiful "Money is not everything" someone who's rich I could go on, but you get the point.
cristina cristina
cristina cristina 17 days ago
she is not beautiful. Kind of the opposite. You know that if there is someone who could tell you that money are not important it's the one that is rich because he knows how it is to have money.
Nazhi Hamdan
Nazhi Hamdan 19 days ago
Its probably the Kim Jong Un outfit.
Iliy Chichaykin
Iliy Chichaykin 20 days ago
It must be hard to give your speech in this silence, I watched lots of Ted Talks performance and people usually applaud many times during a speech. I feel myself pity about Maisie.
I am gay
I am gay 20 days ago
Talent isn't going to pay the bills sis.
farheen mallik
farheen mallik 20 days ago
She is love😍
Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith 22 days ago
Wow she has a good way of dealing with her emotions I just punch a pillow
Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith 19 days ago
Redhood Robins
Redhood Robins 19 days ago
Dylan Smith 😂😂😂
Mustapha Jefferson
Mustapha Jefferson 22 days ago
Few will see this comment but, the audience is not dead or bored, its just there is only one mic, the one she is using which means it is very hard almost impossible to hear the crowd laugh or applaud if they aren't very loud...
steve9007 23 days ago
how long do strive for talent until i get it?
asarwar111 24 days ago
I thought she was Rogerina from the I want to break free music video in the thumbnail
Ninja Army Gaming
Ninja Army Gaming 24 days ago
The audience isn't dead, the microphone just didn't pick it up.
Ferdinard Chris
Ferdinard Chris 25 days ago
Omg.... I love her she's so relatable 😢, but the audience wasn't helping matters at all😂
Michael J. Pelletter
Being lucky is also important
Nyran Stanton
Nyran Stanton 26 days ago
heres the problem though, not EVERYONE can be IN game of thrones playing YOUR part. Its just the reality of life. NOt everyone can be successful, its just the way it is and a bit of luck and a lot of talent. Theres people that try and try and try , but they MIGHT only get so far, some might try 3 times and get to the height of greatness. Its just the way it is in life. Just enjoy yourself and be the best you can be. There's nothing much else you can do :)
Khalid Sow
Khalid Sow 26 days ago
the north remembers 🐺
Zemplin Castellan
Zemplin Castellan 27 days ago
All right, my respect for Maisie just went up quite a bit. It takes guts to hold a quarer hour long public speech or lecture. Mad respect, girl. Good luck.
Bongo Cat Nguyen
Bongo Cat Nguyen 27 days ago
Talent is natural. Natural. It’s just something you’re born with. I prefer hard work. I was never naturally good at everything, so I practiced. Maybe once a week? Maybe each day? I don’t know. But I practiced and got better
haneena zainab
haneena zainab 28 days ago
Dream, it was money that we just didn't have....Thats more than half the world for u.
Norieme Molo
Norieme Molo 29 days ago
Maybe the audience was too focused listening to her? Maisie's speech was perfect and inspiring. 💟
ryanxamp Month ago
the jokes landed flat, couldn't tell if they were supposed to be funny or not. kinda get the silent audience
A Month ago
Yet She tries to get 15 minutes of fame since Her "talent" doesn't allow Her to make anything beyond the dead goblin character She played for the last 4 seasons of GoT
Ryan Russell
Ryan Russell Month ago
What a great talk and such confidence is beautiful to see ✌️✌️✌️
On purpose!
Neomi Left
Neomi Left Month ago
Thank you very much guys. May God bless you, your families, your channel and all of your subscribers. And please continue inspiring us. Thank you very much guys.
Matt Month ago
What a terrible audience. I thought she did well, but the crowd was just daggers and sneers.
A. Van Toor
A. Van Toor Month ago
You thought you were a dancer? Silly boy!
Coffe withMilk
Coffe withMilk Month ago
If I was there, I would applouse for you.
Sabrina Ribeiro Roque
You really are perfect
Gianluca Ferrari
41bis per chi l'ha vestita
stefano sebastiani
You say this because you are famous.
Len Zi
Len Zi Month ago
I am sure the audience had no time to laugh thinking about her words.
Virgurilla Month ago
Why is Maisie so cute help............................
M A D Month ago
" No one talk " " No one clab "
Cameron Queen
Cameron Queen Month ago
I guess the audience think she is Cersei.
Madfrazzer Month ago
What an awful audience. That's not very nice of them. But great job of dealing with that.
Mohammed saif
Mohammed saif Month ago
Did you know? Its strange... You are watching NO ONE at the same time you are watching someone...
Mohammed saif
Mohammed saif Month ago
I just spent 16 minutes watching NO ONE..
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