Truth, fiction, lies, wonder and a blue whale.

I subscribe to information from TED, a great source for presentations that inspire, teach, entertain and make you think. Some days ago I got a link to "Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door" and I watched it today. It's for kids of all ages. Mac talks about truth, fiction, lies, wonder … Continue reading Truth, fiction, lies, wonder and a blue whale.

Brené Brown – The Price of Invulnerability

My previous post, Brené Brown on Connection, made me look around for more videos at You Tube and I found Brené Brown - The Price of Invulnerability. That's another great presentation by Brené Brown. TEDxKC talk synopsis: In our anxious world, we often protect ourselves by closing off parts of our lives that leave us … Continue reading Brené Brown – The Price of Invulnerability

Brené Brown on Connection

Sarah Robinson has a post about More On Living a Connected Life at Escaping Mediocrity. It's a terrific video with Brene Brown from TEDx Houston. I had problems viewing the video at Sarah's site so I located the video on You Tube, TEDxHouston - Brené Brown. The video is 20 minutes long (or short rather, … Continue reading Brené Brown on Connection

The beauty of data visualization (TED)

I have watched David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization and I really like it. It's amazing how much easier it is - at least for me - to grasp things when they are visual. David quotes Rosling and says "Let the dataset change your mindset", I like that one. David McCandless turns complex data … Continue reading The beauty of data visualization (TED)

Bring on the learning revolution!

I just watched Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! over at TED. It's a great speech with an important message. In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents … Continue reading Bring on the learning revolution!

Hans Rosling: Asia’s rise — how and when

A post at Presentation Zen, Hans Rosling & the art of storytelling with statistics, took me to TED and the presentation by Hans Rosling at TEDIndia. Hans Rosling was a young guest student in India when he first realized that Asia had all the capacities to reclaim its place as the world's dominant economic force. … Continue reading Hans Rosling: Asia’s rise — how and when

Making presentations in the TED style – The TED Commandments

I got a link in my Twitter stream pointing to The TED presentation commandments which is a great list of ten commandments in order to make a great presentation. The TED Commandments Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick. Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or … Continue reading Making presentations in the TED style – The TED Commandments

Hang in there! 9 life lessons from rock climbing

This is yet another great TED Talk, Matthew Childs: Hang in there! 9 life lessons from rock climbing. In this talk from TED University 2009, veteran rock climber Matthew Childs shares nine pointers for rock climbing. These handy tips bear on an effective life at sea level, too. This talk is less than five minutes, … Continue reading Hang in there! 9 life lessons from rock climbing