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

11 mar 2019
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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

  • Hahaha this little girl got famous for the only and unique roll She could play, Arya... she's not talented, she'st not pretty, also not smart. ahahahaha this Ted talks are getting worst every time.

    Alfredo OrdoñezAlfredo Ordoñez11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Hey Maisie, Daisie is over run with bot clicking systems to arificially inflate view numbers, fix it.

    Aki GreusAki GreusDegi Síðan síðan
  • Five minutes in and for some reason I'm struggling to watch this. I know it sounds absolutely terrible but I just feel like it's really patronising for some reason.

    Mukesh DhimarMukesh DhimarDegi Síðan síðan
  • Tenía grandes sueños

    Itzel HernandezItzel Hernandez2 dögum síðan
  • You're my dream Maisie.

    DanieleDaniele2 dögum síðan
  • The befitting eye whitely crash because salary intrestingly influence over a known rest. abnormal, gamy goldfish

    Sopiha GraceSopiha Grace3 dögum síðan
  • Nice Common App essay

    Other AccountsOther Accounts4 dögum síðan
  • Tough audience. Clearly no sense of humor.

    M GOM GO5 dögum síðan
  • she is so so cute.

    A AA A5 dögum síðan
  • Nice

    poliTRONpoliTRON5 dögum síðan
    • greetz from the heart, enza :-)

      poliTRONpoliTRON5 dögum síðan
  • if she's 20 there then I may have the grandchildren without knowin it

    Harry Potter of the RingsHarry Potter of the Rings6 dögum síðan
  • I don't exactly know what I felt called, but I know for sure it's a good one, knowing one of ur favorite actress is actually also an intellectual person. Her personality is what I would definitely love to adapt some. All the best wishes to you @maisie_williams to be the best of what you want to be.

    Vikram suryaVikram surya6 dögum síðan
  • That audience is deaddddddddd

    2xHamzeh | حمزتين2xHamzeh | حمزتين7 dögum síðan
  • "we are connected we are aware and we are the future", 🥺🥺

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  • I like her accent

    Ayush BothraAyush Bothra8 dögum síðan
  • She is beautiful... Talented and extraordinarily simple... Love this girl from got!

    APMS TeacherAPMS Teacher8 dögum síðan
  • 😀

    Riju PkRiju Pk9 dögum síðan
  • Winter is coming

    Victor pmaVictor pma9 dögum síðan
  • hilarious that she isn't talented tho

    youtube watcheryoutube watcher10 dögum síðan
  • Medee

    Ganbaa GanbaaGanbaa Ganbaa10 dögum síðan
    • Medee

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  • She constantly made jokes trying to make the audience laugh but no one laughed. It's great that no one laughed because I thought he was dead lol

    Le RevenantLe Revenant11 dögum síðan
  • Why the fk everyone starts tef talk like this

    suryansh Awasthisuryansh Awasthi11 dögum síðan
  • Maisie(Arya) inspired me to become No one

    Sanjay MurmuSanjay Murmu11 dögum síðan
  • The audience was preparing us all for what corona events are going to feel like

    Petra PograjcPetra Pograjc12 dögum síðan
  • Arya Stark

    S t u d ylgsS t u d ylgs12 dögum síðan
  • Eticamente ottima la differenza, essenziale, che introduce qui (per lo più infatti la media della gente cerca mera e indiscriminata popolarità - quale ovvio surrogato affettivo, di cui con ogni evidenza ha gravi carenze - ma indipendentemente dal motivo per cui lo si dovrebbe diventare: infatti ormai siamo nel regno dei V.I.P. inetti, o persino criminali); però in realtà col talento ci si nasce (anche se non è affatto detto poi lo si sviluppi) e quindi non lo si costruisce: perciò ben venga l'aver individuato uno snodo esistenziale profondo e fondamentale, ma l'autentica sola contrapposizione da fare è semmai tra fama (o reputazione o popolarita etc.) e verità di vita - quindi vale pure per chi non nasce con talenti particolari che lo portino alla ribalta nel mondo: impegnatevi quanto più e meglio potete nel fare ciò che vi appassiona e sentite vi appartiene davvero e può esprimervi al massimo, ma sempre senza secondi fini cioè bisogno d'averne un premio e riconoscimenti etc. - ché questi son già in ciò che si fa in tal modo, la gloria è l'opera!

    0pus0pus13 dögum síðan
  • She was amazing!

    Θανασης ΜητροπουλοςΘανασης Μητροπουλος14 dögum síðan
  • Am I the only who thought about what the "annoying girl at the auditions" reaction must have been when she watched this

    WantateWantate14 dögum síðan
  • Famous people saying don't be famous.

    Faisal ChowdhuryFaisal Chowdhury16 dögum síðan
  • لا اله الاالله محمد رسول الله

    عامر عمار Gamerعامر عمار Gamer17 dögum síðan
  • My crush..😌

    Joker005 k.pJoker005 k.p17 dögum síðan
  • Very inspiring talk specially when she said "Don't hold yourself back!" ❤️❤️❤️

    Marwa RabeaMarwa Rabea17 dögum síðan
  • Anyone else who cried a little at the end?

    Aagot Olivia WilseAagot Olivia Wilse18 dögum síðan
  • i love you Maisie Williams

    Nicholas is Edith Elsa Even Dead I'm the HeroNicholas is Edith Elsa Even Dead I'm the Hero21 degi síðan síðan
  • strive to be rich

    ya miya mi22 dögum síðan
  • It wad amazing ,soo young ,so confident ,so talented yet simple and beautiful

    Shraddha RattnelShraddha Rattnel22 dögum síðan
  • If you get fame, you rule the part of the world

    Jium MakJium Mak23 dögum síðan
  • If talent was required in ISpast videos, there'd be only a few thousand up to watch. Meanwhile, 200 hours of talent-free content uploaded every minute to YT everyday.

    soundshapersoundshaper24 dögum síðan
  • So annoying as a child...more annoying now.. KIDDING!!!

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  • All *doctor who's fans* like this comment

    Ana Herrero DuclouxAna Herrero Ducloux26 dögum síðan
  • She is so good and her speech is very impressive and so motivated

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  • You can't "strive" to be talented, you are either born with the talents or you are not....

    Chia-Li SungChia-Li SungMánuði síðan
    • Speak for yourself buddy. Some of us have the ability to learn and grow.

      Jack MJack M29 dögum síðan
  • What a boring self-promotion. "So why am I telling you this? (...) Trust yourself that you are good enough." nothing else than a typical calendar saying ...

    David BrucknerDavid BrucknerMánuði síðan
  • Talented...right!!!what i see is the lack of talent in most of musicians and actors...machine people for the industry to make money!!And normaly the more famous they are the less talented they are,its just pretty faces and muscle bodys

    Sérgio NogueiraSérgio NogueiraMánuði síðan
  • Her speech and the audience response was like reading a simp common app essay while being in a terrific mood

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  • I’m not holding myself back, just not all of me always wants to go

    NergySlasher56NergySlasher56Mánuði síðan
  • Cringe

    Beesan SalhabBeesan SalhabMánuði síðan
  • Indonesian subtitle please.

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  • However, winter is coming

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    Maria MarakiMaria MarakiMánuði síðan
  • I liked the video just after watching the title👍..such advices really still exist😎

    Tanushree BhattacharyaTanushree BhattacharyaMánuði síðan
  • my dream is to become an actress and be in movies. though i feel like i’m not good enough or have the talent. i know that you can master it by taking acting classes but i feel like i’d get nervous and break down. my mom always tells me “Jess, half the people that try to become actors and actresses fail.” but i try to tell myself that it doesn’t mean i can’t do it. it’s the only thing that i seem to have a passion for however, i’m only 12. but child actors can do it! why can’t i? am i good enough? do i have the talent? what if i fail? what if people don’t like me? i have so many questions... but i hope i can look back on this one day and say i did it....

    JessJessMánuði síðan
  • You always inspire us. Your acting is phenomenal as Arya Stark.

    Piyush JaangidPiyush Jaangid2 mánuðum síðan
  • Bitcoin woooo

    Kink KinkKink Kink2 mánuðum síðan
  • Semma

  • Jeesh, tough crowd

    Mara LucyMara Lucy2 mánuðum síðan
  • One of the best Ted talks I've ever heard!!!

    Amanpreet KaurAmanpreet Kaur2 mánuðum síðan
  • valar dohaeris

    Kumar KumarKumar Kumar2 mánuðum síðan
  • Why this vdo is not playing ???

    Muskan VaishnavMuskan Vaishnav2 mánuðum síðan
  • Strive-phấn đấu

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  • Thank you for that.

    Sierra BakerSierra Baker2 mánuðum síðan
  • Speech 1% Audience 99%

    Hamada tarasHamada taras2 mánuðum síðan
  • What should I take from this talk? I've heard her bio and thats it.

    MrWnwMrWnw2 mánuðum síðan
  • “Actors are only as good as their writers” she throwin shade at d&d for ruining got lol

    Anglea CarmanAnglea Carman2 mánuðum síðan
  • Maisie Williams looks like a very young grandmother

    Harishanth AnilHarishanth Anil2 mánuðum síðan
  • This was SO inspiring as an aspiring actress having trouble with finding auditions/ getting my name out there.

    Strawberry StudiosStrawberry Studios2 mánuðum síðan
  • Dull. Boring

    Ghostly KissesGhostly Kisses2 mánuðum síðan
  • Nice 👌

    Day Life DecorerDay Life Decorer2 mánuðum síðan
  • WOW this was so inspiring, and made me feel better as I was in a bit of rut but you mentioned things that rang bells in my head so thank you xx

    Tegan MossTegan Moss2 mánuðum síðan
  • why do i keep forgetting she’s 22, the babyface makes her look 15

    Cynthya G. GrahamCynthya G. Graham2 mánuðum síðan
  • Is it just me or does she look best as a brunette?

    Bonker WonkerBonker Wonker2 mánuðum síðan
  • Iam the arya stark in the winterfell Iam going home

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  • introverts watching it be like: i am not striving to BE famous rather i am striving to NOT BE famous!!!

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  • 🙄🙄 ohh i felt sorry for her everytime she cracked a little joke with a childish smile, but no response from the audience.. I was literally abusing the audience then i learned tht the audience were muted..👍🏻

  • I want Peter Dinklege's tedx speech

    Sayan ChowdhurySayan Chowdhury2 mánuðum síðan
  • Great speech, tough crowd

    SharonSharon2 mánuðum síðan
  • She had my favorite character in got and she fits perfectly. She's a great actress 😍

    maggie köhlermaggie köhler2 mánuðum síðan
  • Earth is Flat and you have been Lied to about Everything... I agree with her philosophy... THINK!!!

    Anthony HarburnAnthony Harburn2 mánuðum síðan
  • I just want the link to that app now

    Niska IndianNiska Indian2 mánuðum síðan
  • Famous people usually say that

  • Rough crowd, eh?

    Teresa ItalianoTeresa Italiano2 mánuðum síðan
  • ".. too young and naive to feel inadequate." - don't we all wish we could still be this young person we once were?

    Adventures of BenryAdventures of Benry2 mánuðum síðan
  • ....

    Maria Noel Montes de OcaMaria Noel Montes de Oca2 mánuðum síðan
  • Talent- n. any natural ability or power. How do you strive to have more natural ability? 'Snot my fault. I know dictionaries exist.

    TemTem2 mánuðum síðan
  • great speech tough crowd

    LifestyleLifestyle2 mánuðum síðan
  • Thanks for the subtitles.😅 i really enjoyed her speech 😊

    fatima qasimfatima qasim2 mánuðum síðan
  • Thanks for the subtitles.😅 i really enjoyed her speech 😊

    fatima qasimfatima qasim2 mánuðum síðan
  • Hi, I have no name

    GG2 mánuðum síðan
  • what a magical Ted Talk... you're great Maisie! Thanks

    Katy OPKaty OP3 mánuðum síðan
  • Yeah, cuz thats exactly what she did. NOT

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  • "We've recently finished shooting our eight and final season, which is predicted to smash records that we've already broken" *_WHEEZE_*

    RoRo3 mánuðum síðan
  • She really do look like a very young grandma

    Asobimo SithlordAsobimo Sithlord3 mánuðum síðan
  • I see NO ONE

    Vibishan SivanathanVibishan Sivanathan3 mánuðum síðan
  • Insprirstion to us all

    The Reaper StreamerThe Reaper Streamer3 mánuðum síðan
  • I dont want fame. And my striving to be talented led nowhere.

    Someone SomeoneSomeone Someone3 mánuðum síðan
  • I wish they would show more of these things in school

    MakiahFaith BootsveldMakiahFaith Bootsveld3 mánuðum síðan
  • Merci! Très bon talk 😊

    Gabriel CalebGabriel Caleb3 mánuðum síðan
  • Closing always makes me cry

    Kuya RhazalKuya Rhazal3 mánuðum síðan
  • She looks like the enemy of Greg in Diary of a wimpy kid

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