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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Hinako Canary
I thought there is no audience here but it wasn’t, absolutely she is amazing
j h
j h Day ago
She reminds me the fairy from 16 wisher with debby rian
Vinnie P.
Vinnie P. 3 days ago
I love her
real dimasta
real dimasta 4 days ago
So, here I am found a Stark who wanna became "No One" and here she just explain who she is and her list is now full of audience. so just get ready people
toothless nightfury
but I wonder if sleeping with a big guy in the industry in order to give her the GOT part is considered striving..well maybe it is to some level.
toothless nightfury
@églan tine or you need to wake up?
églan tine
églan tine 3 days ago
You must be sick in the head
Sabastien Fernandes
I am inspired!
Attila Ézsiás
Attila Ézsiás 6 days ago
Gosh she should keep her GoT hairstylist by her side at all times but great speech indeed!
G One
G One 6 days ago
Finally a girl is no one.
Travis Moore
Travis Moore 6 days ago
Did I get everything from the title or do I need to watch this video?
Royftw 7 days ago
Isn't talent an inherited base level or having a "nack" for something? You can't increase talent. Not striving to be famous but striving to improve your capabilities or skills makes sense though.
fialeinchen 7 days ago
Thanks for your inspiring speech!
Cloyd Bucher
Cloyd Bucher 8 days ago
Some masterpiece are so unfamous....
Conor Mumford
Conor Mumford 8 days ago
Y'all idiots don't understand sound mixing.
Green Curtain
Green Curtain 8 days ago
I don't care about being famous. Valar morghulis anyway.
MNMNT 8 days ago
I strive to get high for now, but I'll think about it Maisie.
Noor Mohammed
Noor Mohammed 9 days ago
Things famous people say
123witten 9 days ago
no offense, but she also strives to dress weirdly
suraj learner
suraj learner 9 days ago
is there any audience or not. WTF is wrong with this dead army.
Vivek Kumar
Vivek Kumar 9 days ago
Ted Hamare voids me hi hai Kuch chiz jis se koi majburi Ka fayda uthata hai. No2 bharta hu.
Thomas Kerrigan
Thomas Kerrigan 11 days ago
When Filming a TEDx Talk: never expose your image using only your monitor (check it on a waveform), double check your focus using focus peaking (again don't just trust the monitor), work with the lighting designer to ensure the lighting looks solid in camera, and when filming in a Raw or flat profile, use a chip chart to assist the colorist in post.
Terencill Anselm Ryan
That’s seriously amazing!!!
Michiel De Block
Michiel De Block 11 days ago
Actors and models telling you to be talented while their succes is based on luck and standing out in crucial moments or in general.
Then there are those talented people that never got to be famous
LifeNotes [by SHREYA]
I got goosebumps while listening to her story...gr8!!
Pedro PC
Pedro PC 12 days ago
Which the name of app
Tarlev 13 days ago
I like the fact that shes nervous, despite of her being famous with a great career.. That shows being human to me :)
SAANVI SARKAR 13 days ago
IT WAS AN AMAZING SPEECH....................
SAANVI SARKAR 13 days ago
Craig Gibbons
Craig Gibbons 13 days ago
Her whole speech sounds very rehearsed and un natural. Like she is reading from a script.
Samuel Dudgeon
Samuel Dudgeon 13 days ago
The audience could have just pity laughed damn
Rahulsai Chintala
Rahulsai Chintala 13 days ago
I wish to meet you one day.
Kevork Krikorian
Kevork Krikorian 14 days ago
16:21 minutes of no one talking, yet it has 157k likes ! WOW ! A boy is impressed....
Alisha Bose
Alisha Bose 14 days ago
Smart gul..
Jinu Jayachandran
Jinu Jayachandran 14 days ago
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗱?
tough crowd
Martins Chloe
Martins Chloe 14 days ago
She is an incredible actress who is brimming with fascinating and inspiring emotions!
Super Strix
Super Strix 15 days ago
Where is the subtitles on russian? autor, its bad
Daniel Katona
Daniel Katona 16 days ago
Isn't talent something that you cannot learn?
Truth Seeker
Truth Seeker 14 days ago
No, what the. Well it depened in your definition of talent. For me talent is something you discover and learn. You won't realize you have talent if you don't even try. Now if your bad at it at first that doesn't mean yoi have no talent but just lack of practice. Practicing while knowing the reason of your errors and try perfrcting your craft is growing your skills and in the same time talent. For example your bad in math yet you love to become an astronaut so you tried and tried till you understand it to the point that you didn't realized that you become even better than other people. People will say "your Talented in Math" yet they did not see the struggles and practice behind. True that some people have something extra that makes them talented lile high IQ, spacial memory, perfect memory or great body but in tge end of the day it's up to you if you grow those things into a better skills. Pursuing Skills and mastering your Craft is talent.
Vishnu Nair
Vishnu Nair 17 days ago
god i love maisie...even amidst typical divas in got, i found her strangely attractive❣️❣️❣️maybe it was her enormous talent
Amanda Whitten
Amanda Whitten 17 days ago
I love her so much!
Sophie wh
Sophie wh 17 days ago
she played ashildr in Doctor Who
Anna Maria
Anna Maria 18 days ago
I don't think the audience is dead. They've probably adjusted the sound so you don't hear people laughing and talking while she's giving the speech. Why would anyone think the audience is dead?
Kennyboi 18 days ago
i dont want to be better than other people, i want to be better than myself
Revanth Reddy
Revanth Reddy 19 days ago
a girl has no name, the audience has no soul
Athira Dileep Kedamangalam
Vecthur 19 days ago
I don't have no qualms with the audience not obviously responded to her speech -- it makes it more understandable.
akshat yadav
akshat yadav 19 days ago
Well don't just watch Tedx .do something with your life.
Tula C
Tula C 20 days ago
This was a beautiful speech and was beautifully given.
Mohammad azimi
Mohammad azimi 20 days ago
I think so She was in Game of Thrones as a Arya Stark. Am I right¿
jhon carry
jhon carry 21 day ago
Her punishment for killing the night king is making a speech for his army...
Damyom Gamlin
Damyom Gamlin 21 day ago
Today only finishED all GOT episodes.
Orysia Kozak
Orysia Kozak 22 days ago
Just get brave enough to start making my REAL DREAM come true !✨✨🙌🏼 Always wanted to become a singer 😌🎤 And now I'm making covers here on my channel 🎤🎶 Please check them out ✨ It would mean a LOT for me 💓
Sadee Muhammad Zakaria
Why is she looking like Anabelle?
Felicity 23 days ago
Someone once said “she looks like a young grandma”
7md_26 _
7md_26 _ 23 days ago
A girl is good at talking
Alex SH
Alex SH 23 days ago
I say strive to be you above all
Julia Li
Julia Li 23 days ago
Wow that was good
Prakeerthi K.S
Prakeerthi K.S 24 days ago
This is so moving, the last few sentences gave me goosebumps!!
Søren 24 days ago
Funny to see that many many famous and talented people had parents who believed in their dreams no matter their age
FEARLESS WOMAN 25 days ago
My favorite ❤
Orenji Gizelle
Orenji Gizelle 26 days ago
Lil Sket
Lil Sket 26 days ago
so cringey
Lil Sket
Lil Sket 26 days ago
ted talk aka lets let annoying, unlikable people talk
Rakesh Kumar
Rakesh Kumar 27 days ago
Im also 13 year old but my mom and dad do not allow me to go on dance field but i dance good allo of my relatives always advice me to go in dance field
Jordan 6iX
Jordan 6iX 28 days ago
Such wise words tho. Really inspirational
Zedilla 28 days ago
A girl is having a TED talk Wtf
Kikule Shawn
Kikule Shawn 29 days ago
14:30 - "i hope to create a space where people can post their awe in creativity rather than what car they are driving and whether or not they bought it in cash or on finance". Great Speech!
Ning gonmei
Ning gonmei 29 days ago
"Arya stark"... 💖💖💖
Ning gonmei
Ning gonmei 29 days ago
You can do anything if you can speak English.. Yes it is..
vishnu L S
vishnu L S 29 days ago
She looks just as same as the Anabella doll from conjuring😂😂
haha zoey uwu
haha zoey uwu 29 days ago
the audience was all men and they didnt laugh cuz they aint wanna simp
Adam Ferello
Adam Ferello 29 days ago
I have nothing against her, but come on. Be yourself, this is not a school where you have to tell a story from a "book". Listening to her its as if she is reading a book for the class. Just be yourself and tell with your own words.
Himanshi Panwar
Himanshi Panwar Month ago
Dead audience 🙉😒
Uyin Vy
Uyin Vy Month ago
Can you translate it to Vietnamese? plss. Omg I really like this title.
Blossum M
Blossum M Month ago
Gwynneth Month ago
why does she make me think of emma watson? XD
rj redom2
rj redom2 Month ago
Thank you for sharing 🙂🙂🙂🙂
Sascha Denker
Sascha Denker Month ago
m williams and emilia clarke are the only female actress i like out there..you can see how humble they are...they dont play it..they truly are
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