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Why Oprah’s talk works: Insight from a TED speaker coach

2018-01-14T00:14:48+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

By Abigail Tenembaum and Michael Weitz of Virtuozo When Oprah Winfrey spoke at the Golden Globes last Sunday night, her speech lit up social media within minutes. It was powerful, memorable and somehow exactly what the world wanted to hear. It inspired multiple standing O’s — and even a semi-serious Twitter campaign to elect her [...]

Meet the 2018 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

2018-01-14T00:14:58+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

The TED Fellows program is excited to announce the new group of TED2018 Fellows and Senior Fellows. Representing a wide range of disciplines and countries — including, for the first time in the program, Syria, Thailand and Ukraine — this year’s TED Fellows are rising stars in their fields, each with a bold, original approach [...]

What’s the definition of feminism? 12 talks that explain it to you

2018-01-14T00:15:38+00:00 December 25th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Image courtesy Backbone Campaign. License CC BY 2.0 Earlier this month, Merriam-Webster announced that 2017’s word of the year is feminism. Searches for the word on the dictionary website spiked throughout the year, beginning in January around the Women’s March, again after Kellyanne Conway said in an interview that she didn’t consider herself a feminist, [...]

Free report: Bright ideas in business from TEDWomen 2017

2018-01-14T00:15:40+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

At a workshop at TEDWomen 2017, the Brightline Initiative helped attendees parse the topic, “Why great ideas fail and how to make sure they don’t.” Photo: Stacie McChesney/TED The Brightline Initiative helps leaders from all types of organizations build bridges between ideas and results. So they felt strong thematic resonance with TEDWomen 2017, which took [...]

The Big Idea: TED’s 4 step guide to the holiday season

2018-01-14T00:15:47+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

More charmingly referred to as a garbage fire that just keeps burning, 2017 has been a tough, relentless year of tragedy and strife. As we approach the holiday season, it’s important to connect and reconnect with those you love and want in your life. So, in these last few weeks of the year, here are [...]

Ben Saunders’ solo crossing of Antarctica, and more news from TED speakers

2018-01-14T00:16:06+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. A solo crossing of Antarctica. With chilling detail, Ben Saunders documents his journey across Antarctica as he attempts to complete the first successful solo, unsupported and unassisted crossing. The journey is a way of honoring his friend Henry Worsley, [...]

Exploring the boundaries of legacy at TED@Westpac

2018-01-14T00:16:13+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

Cyndi Stivers and Adam Spencer host TED@Westpac — a day of talks and performances themed around “The Future Legacy” — in Sydney, Australia, on Monday, December 11th. (Photo: Jean-Jacques Halans / TED) Legacy is a delightfully complex concept, and it’s one that the TED@Westpac curators took on with gusto for the daylong event held in [...]

Why not? Pushing and prodding the possible, at TED@IBM

2018-01-14T00:16:56+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Categories: Inspiration|Tags: |

The stage at TED@IBM bubbles with possibilities … at the SFJAZZ Center, December 6, 2017, San Francisco, California. Photo: Russell Edwards / TED We know that our world — our data, our lives, our countries — are becoming more and more connected. But what should we do with that? In two sessions of TED@IBM, the [...]