TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) refers to an ongoing series of global conferences. The theme of TED conferences is encapsulated by the phrase ‘Ideas worth spreading’ and a number of TED talks have been reviewed on this site. The talks are recorded and the videos can be reviewed either on the main site or on the main TED YouTube site. At the time of writing there are a number of other branches of TED talks including TED Fellows (young innovators presenting their work), TEDx youth (young speakers in local events) and TED Ed (TED educational initiatives). My favourite is TEDx talks which is an ongoing series of local talks. At the time of writing the TEDx talks have been organised in as many as 130 countries. The TEDx channel is updated very frequently with energetic and well-prepared speakers showcasing their ideas from multiple disciplines including medicine.
For those interested in giving their own TEDx talk there is a very useful (and brief) introductory video to the subject which includes 10 rules for TEDx talks. Although geared towards TEDx talks the lessons from this video are applicable to presentations in general. The talk centres on three principles of TED talks – the core idea, the story and a call to action.
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