#11: TED Talks - inspiring, challenging and thought provoking
TED stands for: Technology, Entertainment and Design. This started way back in 1984 with a conference set up. However, as time went by, it developed into a powerful 18-minute-long lecture by experts in a particular sector, delivering various insights into a plethora of themes such as life aspects, technology advancements and their promotion in every day experiences, life coaching tips, etc.
TED Talks (TT) are also a powerful means to learn and connect easily with the world around you through the myriad of presented themes. Also, it is a way of learning new and interesting aspects of life or things common to daily life which may be of great benefit. So important and interesting are TED Talks that in 2014 an article on TIME Magazine was written, highlighting all the positive endorsements of the sessions.
Here, we will list a number of them. First of all, why would you listen to a TED Talk? The reason is simple: their mission is to ‘inspire, challenge, and be thought provoking’. Having ‘inspiration’ is a beneficial aspect of the everyday working trait, which will help you not to fall in the daily routine which then becomes boring!
Another interesting factor is that, people attending to TED Talks need to have a general grasp of at least 12 different subjects, namely math, science, medicine, architecture, economics, geography, education, literature, law, history, technology and politics. This aspect brings to the fore the high-level of speakers at TED Talks and consequently, anyone will benefit from listening to a free online session.
Furthermore, the speakers who deliver these talks are persons who are ‘working on world problems, climate change issues, philanthropy, social injustice, education and governmental reform, efficiently feeding the planet, diagnosing infectious diseases and providing vaccines.’
TED Talks are definitely a ‘must-listen’ while surfing on the internet. It is interesting how highly knowledgeable experts deliver an 18-minute lecture which impacts your thinking process. The rest is up to you!