OK, let’s get it clear right now. I don’t have a man named Edward, Ted, or similar in my life, other than the amazing website www.TED.com.
It was when I was in Bali in 2012, that I learned about this site. I was swimming in a pool in Ubud and met a guy from Netherlands, who was sitting beside the pool watching a TED video. When I found the site for myself, I was hooked.
The concept of 20-minute talks, with no waste of time with MC’s, and limited rambling of speakers makes perfect sense for me. Well, the maximum time for a talk is 20 minutes. Sometimes the talks are shorter. The topics are so varied. I download them to my tablet often and often will watch a talk when I have some spare time or on the one hour trip to Brisbane on the train, or on a plane if I am flying anywhere.
I regularly visit the TED website and scan the recent talks – and choose those that I wish to view and quickly download them. It is FREE.
Some time ago, I also went to a TED talk at Griffith University. The talks were most interesting and I can revisit them whenever I wish.
Today I scanned some of the talks on TED and chose to highlight the following one. The title of “What I learned from 2,000 Obituaries”. I chose this one because I have an interested in obituaries. Before you wonder what could be interesting about the dead, an obituary is a life story, and I love biographies, with a little detail about the person’s death.
I am surprised to learn how few of my friends have discovered TED, so I do talk about the website often and have converted a few of them to be regular viewers of the site.
Here are some shorter talks – to listen to while enjoying your coffee. Click here.
Go on, go and explore the amazing, interesting talks on TED.