- You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. Walt Disney
See a TED Talk Live
TED talks vary in times, from five minutes upward; however, regardless of the length, their creativity keeps me entertained. It’s so cool to learn about improv or how to read Chinese using imagery! Anyone acquainted with TED will explain why you should watch TED talks as they fill your imagination with visuals and admiration, such as Eric Whitacre’s virtual choir. All you have to do is search videos tagged with ‘creativity’ to see what I mean. It’s definitely worth checking it out, though you might soon find yourself addicted like I am.
Easy to use
TED.com is a user-friendly site to view TED talks. Whether or not you search a video directly, you are bound to stumble upon a jewel while scanning the tags. I also enjoy scrolling through the ‘popular’ and ‘recent; videos that are featured on the homepage. They are a great way to get familiar with the way TED works. Look and see for yourself!
The inspiring air of TED talks leaves me talking. Take Jane McGonigal, for example, who created a video game to help beat Depression. Or Shane Koyczan’s talk to the bulled population with his poem, “To This Day.” They are genius! Who knows, you may find yourself reading more after you hear Lisa Bu’s talk on “How Books Can Open Your Mind.”
TED is the up-and-coming way to share, as exactly as their slogan proclaims, ‘ideas worth spreading.’ Personally, I like hearing Thomas Insel talk about a new understanding of mental illness. What’s more, you can find talks like David Dow’s on how to stop the cycle of violence that leads to the death penalty that get you thinking. The talks use real life stories to help aide in creating a better future. They inspire change.
TED talks are available in a string of languages from English to Hungarian. You can currently listen to the same talk in 103 different languages! That’s incredible! These are ‘ideas worth spreading’ as you forward them to friends and relatives who may not speak the same language as you. It’s accessible in a large number of languages but also it is growing. More translations are becoming available over time with an goal estimate by TED of 165 languages.