Worst Nightmares as a TedX Speaker

Georgetown’s latest TedX conference is this Saturday, October 28th (register here for free!), and we here at 4E have the ~inside scoop~. Our very own Jenna Clifford (me) will be speaking. How did this happen? Was it a mistake? It very well could have been, but my 15 minutes are locked in and, until someone confirms his or her mishap, I will be stumbling to the top of Gaston stage this Saturday. In addition to my realization of this mistake, I wanted to take the time to share some of my worst nightmares regarding this coming weekend. Here it goes:


    **Sneak peek of my talk**: I did, indeed, fall face-first down the career center’s stairs after a consulting interview. Thus, there is a very real possibility that it could happen again. If it does, please laugh with me rather than acting like it didn’t happen while I collect myself and walk the rest of the way out of the building while all the audience’s silent gaze stares me down.

  2. A Freudian Slip

    Did you ever call your teacher, “mom?” I have to remember my entire speech, AND my mom is going to be there … for a solid 15 minutes of potential word slips.

  3. Did I mention my mom is coming?

Honestly, I’m not sure what’s worse: that she is going to have time alone with my friends, or that my friends will have time alone with her. The potentially embarrassing possibilities are endless. We’ll see how this goes.


Editor’s Note: 4E is so incredibly proud to have one of our own grace TedX’s stage. Even if you fall down and accidentally call us “Mom,” we still love you, Jenna! Photos/Gifs: writtenbyniki.com, giphy.com, tumblr.com, the hoya.com

The Many Faces of Warren Buffett

Here at The Fourth Edition, we love to take the time to appreciate the many speakers who grace us with their presence on the Hilltop. We’re fortunate enough to have many big names in government, business and culture share their knowledge with us … with some help from the Lecture Fund, of course. And Sept. 19 will be no different, as Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO Warren Buffet delivers some words of wisdom. As we’ve done in the past, we wanted to give you a little briefing on Warren’s many faces and what you can expect when he arrives on campus. Take a look:

This is Warren Buffett


He has lots of money …warren-buffett

$53.5 billion to be exact … if you could stack all of Warren Buffett’s money (in $100 bills), it would be the distance from campus to Annapolis … IN MONEY.


He got this money from working at Berkshire Hathaway as a primary shareholder, chairman and CEO.


Before that, he went to University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


(He also went to Columbia Business School).

He’s really just your average guy, though. He enjoys ice cream.Warren-Buffett-dq

And basketball!


And he’s won the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

US President Barack Obama awards the 201

Even though Mr. Buffett gets upset sometimes…


He’s usually a very happy man.WarrenBuffett

Maybe it’s because he’s giving away most of his fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation …US-billionaires-happy-to-pay-more-taxes

… or maybe he’s just a ninja.kgHpc

Either way, we can’t wait to hear from you on the Hilltop tomorrow at 5 p.m.!

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