Trishna Rocks London At Chain Reaction

Posted by Nipun Mehta on Nov 23, 2008
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It's official -- the UK consulate doesn't understand gift-economy.  My long-time "unemployment" status and lack of a formidable bank balance  meant that I was denied a 5-day visa to speak at an event put on by the Prime Minister's office!  It was so perfect. :)
The last-minute change meant that the sold-out, 1000 person, international, Chain Reaction event -- featuring speakers like Gordon Brown and Richard Branson -- would have a new speaker: Trishna Shah!  And boy, was that an upgrade. :)
Trishna totally rocked the house, and after her panel -- which included the founder of Comic Relief and UK's Secretary of State -- let's just say they just might appreciate my visa application next time around. :) Word on the street was that 75% of the questions and comments after the panel were about CharityFocus! With an elegant balance of impact and transformation, Trishna brought CharityFocus values to London ... all in a British accent. :)
While Trishna was hoping to not get this on tape, our posse (thanks Madhu and Meghna!) got a hold of this bootleg version:

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  • Birju wrote ...

    AWESOME job Trishna! so eloquent!

  • Richard wrote ...

    No fundraising? No paid staff? Radical stuff. Would love to have heard the follow up questions. Thanks, Trishna.

  • nisha wrote ...

    Way to go Trishna!

  • Madhusudan wrote ...

    Trishna truly is a rock star:)) we were there to see the audience stirred, inspired, moved and amazed...:)

  • Zilong wrote ...

    Here is the link to video! [View Link] Thank you, Meghna and Madhu, for preserving the "evidence" for posterity! :)