DISCLOSURE: I have been selected as a Social Media Influencer for TEDxBocaRaton and am being provided with a complimentary ticket to attend the event.
Have you ever listened to TEDTalks? Honestly, I hadn't. Until I started my position at the company for which I currently work. In fact, 10 days into the job, a colleague sent an email sharing an inspirational TedTalks about Third Place and sustainability from an architect. A year later, our president shared with us a talk about storytelling. That one really hit home with us because storytelling is what we're passionate about and what we love to do.
During his 12+ minute TEDxTalk, Jonah Sachs inspired us. Here are two key points we want to share with you:
"Stories are our cultural DNA. They shape our world," said Sachs.
"We all have the tools to go viral. We all have the tools to share our own stories," he said toward the end of his talk.
Sachs is absolutely right. With our social platforms and blog itself, we are sharing our stories, our experiences with you. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoy writing them.
We want to continue to be inspired and share what inspires us. That's why we are so excited to announce that I have been selected as a Social Influencer (click here for full list of influencers) for the first TEDxBocaRaton Talk. The debut event is this Friday, May 9 on the campus of Florida Atlantic University.
As you may know, TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
What you’ll find at every TEDx event:
The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all TEDx events have several features in common.
- TED’s celebrated format: A suite of short, carefully prepared talks, demonstrations and performances (live, or just TEDTalks videos from TED.com) on a wide range of subjects to foster learning, inspiration and wonder — and to provoke conversations that matter
- TEDTalks videos: A minimum of two pre-recorded talks from the acclaimed TEDTalks video series (these talks are available free on TED.com)
- Bias-free programming: Lack of any commercial, religious or political agenda
Click here to find out who's speaking at TEDxBocaRaton. We understand our mayor will be taking the stage. Tickets are going fast and this is anticipated to be a sold-out event. To get yours, go here. See you Friday!