TED, thanks to the wonders of the internet, has become a global phenomenon.
By now most of you will have heard of TED; the non-profit organisation with nearly 2 billion views of their motivational and inspiring videos on YouTube. The idea of TED is to share “ideas worth spreading”, and this is done providing a platform to those who wouldn’t usually have the opportunity to share these ideas. The result is a fascinating collection of experts, entertainers and enthusiasts coming together for over 30 years at events in cities across the globe.
This was one of our favourites from our day at TEDx in Glasgow. James Lyne showing us (in a rather comedic tone) the new methods hackers are using to gather personal data.
Mike Rowe, from the Discovery Channel, talks about learning and realisation, and how we aren’t always as right as we think we are.
Body language can be a fascinating subject. Amy Cuddy explains how we can influence our self-confidence and chances of success by altering our body language
Shivani Siroya shares her story and how she founded InVenture; a company that uses social media usage statistics to provide an alternative to the old fashioned credit score, in order to provide credit access to billions of people in emerging economies and to lift them out of poverty.
In 2011, a tornado ripped through a Massachusetts town causing mayhem along the way, prompting the O’Neill sisters to get organised. This is their story about how they created Recovers.org to help communities come together and to give locals the tools they need to help rebuild their own towns.
And finally, TED curator Chris Anderson shares the secret ingredient that all the best TED talks have in common, and some ways to help it work for you.
Posted by Jordan Maciver on Tuesday, July 19, 2016