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This Is Why All TED Talks Are 18 Minutes

"[That’s] long enough to be serious and short enough to hold people’s attention," TED curator Chris Anderson said in an interview with Carmine Gallo, author of Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds. “By forcing speakers who are used to going on for 45 minutes to bring it down to 18, you get them to really think about what they want to say. What is the key point they want to communicate? It has a clarifying effect. It brings discipline.”

Read on to learn ways to make your presentations more engaging on OPEN Forum.

Flickr user: TEDx Somerville

Richard Saul Wurman, the founder of the world-renowned TED Talk series, says there are three things one needs to host a great conference:
Don’t overplan.
Don’t rely on the same old themes to attract attendees.
Offer a variety of topics to attract a diverse crowd.
For more insight on the TED special sauce, read Wurman’s tips on OPEN Forum.

Richard Saul Wurman, the founder of the world-renowned TED Talk series, says there are three things one needs to host a great conference:

  1. Don’t overplan.
  2. Don’t rely on the same old themes to attract attendees.
  3. Offer a variety of topics to attract a diverse crowd.

For more insight on the TED special sauce, read Wurman’s tips on OPEN Forum.

In honor of TED’s 30th anniversary, we reveal the secrets of the world’s best public speakers.

TED isn’t easy. It shouldn’t be. It’s a venue for exceptional, out-of-the-box thinkers who have ideas that they can’t help but share.
Giving a TED talk can literally change your life and your business. Here’s how you can get that opportunity and excel.

1. Passion

2. Work

3. Good

4. Focus

5. Push

6. Serve

7. Ideas

8. Persist

(Via TED)

Kid President: I Think We All Need a Pep Talk

We could all use a pep talk when running a small business or starting a new venture. Listen to Kid President’s pep talk for a heavy does of inspiration. As he says, “You were made to be awesome. So get to it!”

(via Kid President: I think we all need a pep talk | Video on TED.com)

In his now famous TED Talk, How Great Leaders Inspire Action, Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. Read More

Alexis Ohanian: How To Make a Splash in Social Media

In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale’s rise to Web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants is a shoo-in classic for meme-makers and marketers in the Facebook age.

Creativity and innovation come not from the ideas of our mind alone, but also from some conviction in our heart… an orientation of spirit.