Over a BILLION views so far!
What is all the fuss about? TED?
It is Simple!
Because they add value to people and change lives.
TED was founded in 1984 as a one-off event.. It is celebrating its 30th year!
We are lucky and in a positive position we can watch and listen to educational talks for free! Since June 2006, the talks have been offered for free viewing online, under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs through TED.com.
Why have I posted this post? Because I was inspired and I am regularly by watching these videos The talks have made a profound difference to the way I look at life and try to add value to others. I am not going to waffle much longer apart from a few facts and then list these great talks in the order of views from www.youtube.com
As of April 2014, over 1,700 talks are available free online and each one is short but powerful and maybe life changing.
The Power of inspiration and a touch of social media!
By January 2009 they had been viewed 50 million times.
In June 2011, the viewing figure stood at more than 500 million, and on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, TED Talks had been watched one billion times worldwide
- Sir Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (2006): 27,834,485 views
- Jill Bolte Taylor‘s stroke of insight (2008): 15,649,895
- Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action (2010): 18,404,549
- Brene Brown talks about the power of vulnerability (2010): 16,271,061
- Amy Cuddy on how your body language shapes who you are (2012): 19,435,892
- Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense (2009): 12,853,657
- Tony Robbins asks why we do what we do (2006): 12,266,315
- David Gallo‘s underwater astonishments (2007): 10,982,933
- Mary Roach on 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm (2009): 12,868,908
- Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (2009): 11,225,772
Figures correct taken from the Ted Website 21/08/14
Below was taken from www.ted.com/about/our-organization/history-of-ted
As TED Talks continue to be watched around the world, with an average of 17 new page views a second, the TED, TEDActive and TEDGlobal conferences continue to inspire, motivate and thrill attendees. In 2014, TED celebrates its 30th anniversary in Vancouver, Canada, with TEDActive happening simultaneously in nearby Whistler. The theme of this milestone conference: “The Next Chapter,” both a reflection on the most significant developments of the past 30 years as well as a look at what’s ahead.
And of course, the TED story continues…
I hope you get inspired as I did and do! Sir Ken Robinson is still my favorite ! What is yours and please leave a comment, share with you audience/connections to inspire and share any videos/talks that inspire you TED or not!
There are only 10 in my list above, there are thousands out there!
► My personal goal is to make an authentic difference to society.
► My professional goal and passion is developing people and businesses.
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