After I attended TEDxRyersonU in November, I found my inspiration to write my own talk. This might be a shorter version of my own. Still inspiring and I’ve been saying it for years. Great way to start the new year: Don’t be normal, be extraordinary.
I was reminded of this talk a couple of weeks ago when I suggested this to a group of students in a colleague’s class. They did a video with one of the members dancing behind strangers a la Ellen Degeneres. In one instance, someone started dancing with her. I had them look up this short talk before they gave their final presentation to the professor. This is one of the shorter talks, but definitely a keeper. Enjoy.
Derek Sivers: How to start a movement
I first saw this Talk at TEDxRyersonU last year. I’d heard much about it, but hadn’t watched it yet. Since then, this is certainly one of my top 5 TED Talks. The quality isn’t the greatest, but it’s still good enough to hear.
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Simon is so enthusiastic about his talk that you can’t bear to look away. The idea that people don’t buy something because of what it does, but because of the design sounds crazy, but it’s true. And he proves it through stories of some of the greatest companies and people in history. Many people don’t want to hear it, nor believe it, but isn’t that what these talks are all about? To challenge us. That’s what Simon Sinek does here.
After last weekend’s TEDxRyersonU, I was not only inspired to write my own TED Talk, but to share with my readers some of my favourite talks. There is so much great content on this one site, that it’s impossible to see them all, though, I’m certainly going to try. This has been a bit of a lofty aspiration, so I’m going to dedicate myself to watching it more frequently and sharing my favourites in a new feature called “TED Tuesdays”. Starting next week, tune in here for some “Ideas Worth Spreading”.