We turn 5!

This month Fuckup Nights turns 5 years old and it’s been an amazing ride. We’re now in 238 cities in 78 countries and growing to new cities each and every day.
A lot has gone right but we wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t share what goes wrong. We asked our organizers to share tales of when things go awry. Ebru, organizer in Ankara, had one of our favorites.

“During our 5th FuckUp Night, at the last minute, our second speaker of the night told us that he wouldn’t be able to come up to the stage, as he was extremely excited/nervous. Our moderator, Mehmet Auf suggested that he could stand up there with him, if it would make him feel better. He accepted Mehmet’s offer, and literally stood behind him! 

“Our second speaker of the night told us that he wouldn’t be able to come up to the stage”

He accepted Mehmet’s offer, and literally stood behind him! He covered his face with his hat, and told the audience that he hated public speaking and eye contact. Being an extremely experienced moderator, Mehmet was able to handle the situation so well, that his speech became one of our most memorable and inspiring speeches.”.

Thanks for sharing Ebru! (And check out the talk here).
Talking about failure is never easy, but it’s always great to see our work change the mindset of people and companies around the world.
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