Whenever I listen to TED presenters I’m left in awe of their ideas, discoveries and thoughts. Sometimes it’s not the fact that they had a particular idea, it’s that they were BOLD enough to pursue it. While it’s normal for me to feel inadequate in the face of such great minds, I’ve also noticed that it stirs something else up inside me – something good. Their passion and intuitiveness push me to approach the world in
Perhaps one of the greatest things about TED is it’s ability to introduce you to remarkable individuals; Individuals who possess an innate ability to make the world’s most immense ideas seem so natural & simple. TED has this natural energy that effortlessly identifies & gathers the few who have never been limited by the popular expectations of society, whose ideas always come from places that many
Michael B. Maine Media Justice League showed this video to conclude a media literacy course we taught at the Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV). I don’t want to spoil the presentation, but listen to the message Porter sends to both men and women. Pay special attention to the audience’s reactions during the talk. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Michael B. Maine “The first follower is what transforms a loan nut into a leader.” -Derek Sivers The video below is of a Derek Sivers’ presentation at TED. He speaks about the important of the first leader. We often talk about leadership, but often forget about the importance of followers. Sometimes it’s more courageous to be the first follower than the first leader. Watch more thought provoking videos and engage in
Never Again In 1994 over one million men, women, and children died in the Rwandan Genocide. Two weeks into this mass atrocity a journalist, aware of the slaughter, called congress woman Patricia Schroeder. The journalist asked Schroeder point blank, why is our country not responding to this travesty? Why is this not on the front page of the New York Times? Schroeder responded honestly, “I have had over 100 phones
A local TEDx friend shared this TEDxNextGenerationAsheville video. This is an actual 6th grader, Birke Baehr, presenting his Talk “What’s Wrong With Our Food System”. This TEDxNextGenerationAsheville event has a twist. ALL the Talks are presented by people under the age of 18. Next Generation, get it? Genius! There’s a lot of cool stuff out there. Check out the TEDx YouTube channel for more. T
TED is much more than all that serious stuff with all the facts and figures and feelings. Sometime you need a little music! Here is one of my favorite singer /songwriters, Nellie McKay (pronounced like “Ay, Ay, Yay, Yay!”)