Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Web Secret #23 - TED
Imagine if, whenever you wanted to, you could listen to a relatively brief, (no more than 18 minute), presentation given by one of the greatest and most entertaining minds in the world.
You would be inspired.
You would be enlightened.
You would be clicking on the TED website.
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
The TED website makes the best talks and performances from TED available to the public, for FREE. More than 200 talks from their archive are now available, with more added each week. Better yet, these videos can be freely shared and reposted.
Want to experience the power and exhilaration of TED?
Here are three of my favorite presentations to get you started:
Robert Lang folds way-new origami
Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight
Einstein the Parrot: Talking and squawking.
Economy got you down? Sick of politics? Turn off the telly and click on TED. One of the nicest gifts you can give to yourself.