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While the world awaits where former “Today” show host Tamron Hall will restart her career, she provided some interesting takes Thursday on the reaction of friends when she abruptly left the show, and also on what being on the show meant to her.

Hall spoke to a crowd at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s Summit Salute on Thursday.

Hall said there were two types of people who reached out to her, Page Six reported.

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“Some would call and say, ‘Oh my God, are you OK?’ And I was like, ‘What happened? Who died?’ And then there were other people who said, ‘What’s next?’

“I don’t want a friend who calls me saying, ‘Oh my God.’ It’s a job. It doesn’t define me. It doesn’t determine what I do … how I treat people. I’m going to always look you in your face and say, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Please’ — and if you make me mad, a good cuss word — but in the end, a title can’t define you. When your card no longer says anything beneath it but your name, are you still you? Can you still savor the victory — the moment that you were able to take that dream? I never imagined that I would be on the ‘Today’ show.”

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Hall was the keynote speaker at the event. Hall teased an upcoming special she’s working on, airing in April.

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