How to Get Booked for a TED Talk in 5 Steps

Dale Thomas Vaughn, TED Talk, Photo by Eric Beteille

In 48 hours I’ll be speaking at TEDxSMU… and I’d like to share how this happened in case you are looking for your path to TED

YouTube a Valuable Educational Tool


For more than cat videos, you can harness Youtube to power your mind.

Tony Robbins, WTF???

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Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

The Riddle of Experience vs. Memory

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What we experience and what we remember are not always the same thing. Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman explains why.

Say More, Talk Less: 5 Ways To Better Your Conversation Skills


While many of us rely heavily on technology for communication, we still need to talk to people in the real world.

50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do

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Gever Tulley, founder of Tinkering School, discusses ‘dangerism,’ a term he’s coined for how our perception of danger deprives our kids of crucial learning experiences and opportunities for growth.

Image Is Superficial But Its Impact Is Deep

Image Is Superficial by TED

Supermodel Cameron Russell talks shop and deconstructs the power—and privilege—of image.

A Brush With Death Sharpens a Father’s Focus

A Father's Brush by TED

Singer and songwriter Ric Elias was in seat 1D on the U.S. Airways plane that belly-flopped into the Hudson. As the moment of truth approached, he remembered his most important job in life.

Are We Designed to be Sexual Omnivores? (Video)

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“It’s time we moved beyond Mars and Venus, because the truth is that men are from Africa and women are from Africa.”

What Happens When a Third-Grader Chases His Dreams? He Becomes a 20-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Has Made Dreams Happen

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Jeet Banerjee has failed at three start-up businesses. On his fourth try, he figured out the secret to success.

The Undiscovered Genius Hidden Within Challenge

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Scott Sonnon was called difficult and easily dismissed as a child. Within that degradation of his worth he discovered where his true genius was waiting.

Behold the Turtle: The Power of Vulnerability


Randy Ellison on shame, vulnerability and the beauty that can come from sticking your neck out.

I’m Proud to Be a Member of the Church of TED


If you’re not already connected with your local TEDx community (regardless of what faith you claim or if you claim no faith at all), I encourage you to do so.

Video: Seth MacFarlane Set to Host Academy Awards

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Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will be hosting this year’s Academy Awards… Was this a risky choice?

The Death of My Punk Rock Friend Ted – In Memorium


When I was in high school in the mid-90’s, Ted was the funny genius kid who spent his nights studying, repairing furniture, and listening to punk rock music.

The Good Men Project, Empathy, and Why Things Go Viral.

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Lisa Hickey, with a summary of The Good Men Project roundtable held on June 22.