Happy SMART Day Everyone!
I’m taking a chance here that there are some of you who read SMART Living 365 who don’t already know about TED.com. But if you don’t, then it is definitely time you did. TED.com is mostly a website that posts videos of people who speak at TED conferences held annually around the world. The very best of those talks—called Ted Talks—are condensed versions. What is TED? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. But a better way to think of TED is explained on their website where it says they are, “Ideas worth spreading. Or Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.” How SMART is that? [youtube LTO_dZUvbJA]
I can’t even tell you where to begin. There are so many great talks on TED that you will want to go there and just check it out whenever you can. If you have an Internet compatible TV, you can even stream TED talks on your TV by going to YouTube where most of them are reposted.
To make it slightly easier, TED.com breaks down the topic of its presentations into separate categories like technology, entertainment, design and business. But even though those categories might seem a bit bland on the surface, nearly every one of those categories contains what TED calls “jaw-dropping” groupings. A few of these jaw-dropping talks are listed as: persuasive, courageous, fascinating, inspiring, beautiful and so forth.
Just to get you started a few that Thom and I watched (and loved) recently included: Dr. David Eagleman; Expanding Perceptions; Daniel Pink and the surprising science of motivation. Kathryn Schulz: on being wrong; Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling; Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight, and dozens more. Just go to TED.com and type in any one of these names and you’ll be hooked.
TED is an amazingly wonderful resource for us all that is extremely SMART. By sharing the good, they have helped millions of others and prospered at the same time themselves. It is not only SMART to watch TED Talks on a regular basis; the world is better when we share the resource with everyone we know. Get started!