Do you know about TED? TED’s mission is to give knowledge-seekers around the globe direct access to the world’s greatest thinkers and teachers. And they do! TED charges the most fascinating people to give the talk of their lives in 18ish minutes.
Here’s how a New York Times Magazine writer describes Ted:
“Oh why oh why have I been bingeing on TED talks again? I promised myself I would quit watching the ecstatic series of head-rush disquisitions, available online, from violinists, political prisoners, brain scientists, novelists and Bill Clinton. But I can’t. Each hortatory TED talk starts with a bang and keeps banging till it explodes in fireworks. How can I shut it off? The speakers seem fevered, possessed, Pentecostal. No wonder I am, too, now. “
Recently, I’ve been inspired by two writers who gave TED talks. I share them with you with hope that you too are impacted by the power of great storytelling.
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the venti-sized phenomenon called Eat, Pray, Love gives a stop-in-your-tracks talk on how to think differently about creativity and how to survive success.
Isabel Allende writes stories of passion and love, including The House of the Spirits and Eva Luna. Listen closely in the first few seconds to hear a revelation about truth and stories. Profound!
Enjoy! Let me know what you think.
Read more about our authors. Jeff is the VP of the Consulting Division and also known as the “Apostle of Authenticity.” He crisscrosses the country speaking at conferences and working with our clients. He’s driven by a mission to inspire higher education executives and admissions offices to overthrow dead culture, embrace their authentic “DNA” and render engaging experiences.