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It started out listening to a WFMT radio show. I was driving and listening to this musician. He talked about some world travels to do music. The springboard was this website called Ted.
So I asked my self this question: What is Ted.com all about?
The easiest way to find out is to join for free. But I had to answer some interesting questions:
- I’m passionate about
- People don’t know that I’m good at
- An idea worth spreading
- Talk to me about
- My TED story
The idea of a platform for ideas intrigued me. Here’s what they say about themselves:
“TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader.”
Not as easy as it seems
I don’t know about you but I’m having difficulty. I can’t think of an idea worth spreading and I can’t come up with a Ted story. Perhaps I can get some clues from ideas I discussed with folks on email.
Let’s see now….
I was commenting on a complicated psychiatric case history with a friend. The case used many medications, over a course of several years – with no significant results:
“I read XXX’s story and it was very interesting. But I also think traditional medicine made it worse, from all the drug side effects and interactions. It would have been better if she had a classical homeopath work with her from the beginning. Or an ancient herbal approach that uses a vital approach, such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Urani or Tibetan Medicine. Or even a Bach Flower remedy practitioner. Perhaps even a good course of therapy like Cognitive Behavioral. From my perspective, traditional medicine is best for emergencies (i.e. heart attack, terminal cancer,etc.) and their testing ways (i.e. blood work, X-rays, etc.). “
Why did the musician write on his Ted profile?
This I like to know. I decided to call WFMT and see if I can track down the show, musician, etc. The operator connected me to someone from their program department. They thought it was a question for George Preston and connected me to his voice-mail. I left a message what I wanted on Friday, October 21, 2011. I’m still waiting a reply. Since I’m not a big time contributor, it might take a few days. I also filled out their contact form. When I get the info, I will visit the musician’s profile for ideas.
What else could I talk about on Ted?
I could talk about social media. After all, I’ve been active on it since the beginning of 2008. I can speak things like Twitter Latin and LinkedIn Swahili very well, while I only have run of the mill familiarity with Facebook Chinese.
- “Federal government to reduce Madoff’s sentence if he can infiltrate U.S. economy in 48 hours and turn it around.”
- “New decoy website launched to lure away all moronic internet commentators.”
- “Nation waiting for protesters to clearly articulate demands before ignoring them.”
Perhaps I can talk about literature or direct response marketing.
- TED Talk – David Bolinsky Animates a Cell (mrvigs122.wordpress.com)
- TED Talks and I (ogirlsays.wordpress.com)
- What makes an ad worth spreading? TED to recognize 10 prime examples (youtube-global.blogspot.com)
- Abraham Verghese’s TED Talk (thebaochi.wordpress.com)
- TED introduces 10 new podcasts on iTunes (ted.com)
- How cyberattacks threaten real-world peace: Guy-Philippe Goldstein on TED.com (ted.com)
- Beau Lotto on How Optical Illusions Show How We See (abcnews.go.com)