Escape Adulthood | Jason Kotecki How to Talk Like a Native Speaker 1 day ago   16:52

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Face it, adulting is hard. There are deadlines to meet, bills to pay, and rules aplenty we have to follow. Most of these rules keep order in what would otherwise be a chaotic world. But are all “rules” equally important? Maybe there are some rules we’d be better off not following. In his talk, Jason Kotecki, will challenge us to escape adulthood and break the rules we only think we have to follow. Jason Kotecki is a professional reminder-er and permission granter who moonlights as an artist, author and speaker. He works with organizations to beat burnout and become more innovative by breaking rules that don’t exist. Jason enjoys Star Wars, soft t-shirts, and brand new tubes of paint. He and his wife Kim have made it their mission in life to help people break free from Adultitis to build better lives, businesses and teams. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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Allen Klein
Wonderful Jason. Thanks a bundle.
Helen Diehl
Great Talk. Wish it was longer!! (I don’t have children so I draw eyebrows on my dogs!)
Beth Hayson
LOVE this! thank you so much for reminding us we don't need to follow all the rules. Can't wait to get your book!
Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting, LLC
Jason this was fantastic! Entertaining but also filled with excellent tips to live better and to combat adultitus (which I have in a BIG way!). You are AWESOME!! Great job!
Ina & The Alchemists
Brilliant TED Talk, Jason! Just brilliant. I didn't want it to end. Thank you for all that you do in combatting chronic Adultitis!
Tracey Miller
Jason, you rock! Love your book, Penguins Can't Fly! Heard you first speak at a DPI conference for educators. Now, this TED Talk-Awesome!
Can't wait for my first Summit this summer! Thank you for the inspiration! Keep up the great work/play!
John Mavrakis
The only downside to this Tedx talk was that I didn't want it to end! Fantastic . . . filled with great advice, emotion and a life-changing course of action to make living even better!! WAY TO GO!
Bat Scientist
Nice one Jason. Love your content. It has helped me tremendously with parenting and trading stocks
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How to Talk Like a Native Speaker Escape Adulthood | Jason Kotecki 1 day ago   17:38

Marc talked about the process of learning a foreign language and the different levels of fluency. He will show that there is a higher realm of language proficiency and explain what it takes to reach this “native” point where the benefits far surpass mere communication skills. Marc’s passion is the study of languages, their manifestation in local dialects, as well as their expression in poetry and folkloric song. He has acquired a near-native proficiency in six languages and their sub-forms and has given various musical performances. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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