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The Congo is not hopeless: Ben Affleck at TED2013The Congo is not hopeless: Ben Affleck at TED2013

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

On Sunday night, Ben Affleck accepted the Academy Award on behalf of his film Argo as it was named the Best Picture of 2012. And today, he appeared on the TED2013 stage kicking off Session 10, “Secret Voices.” “This is not a TED Talk. I will not be interesting or funny. This will not be exciting in […]

Culture

A taxonomy of TED on TwitterA taxonomy of TED on Twitter

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Sharing is caring, and here at TED we do a lot of both — especially on social media. You can like our Facebook page, catch us on Instagram and follow us on 19 active Twitter handles. That’s a lot, we know, but sometimes good sharing means not oversharing. In other words, we want to make sure you get the information […]

Culture

TED Weekends imagines a crowdsourced futureTED Weekends imagines a crowdsourced future

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Most choirs require their members to have a great voice, enjoy wearing a robe and be available for rehearsals in the same location. This is not the case for composer Eric Whitacre. In his classic talk from TED2011, Whitacre explains how he came to lead a chorus of more than 2,000 singers located all around […]

 

Get the daily TED Talk delivered to your inboxGet the daily TED Talk delivered to your inbox

Posted By Tedstaff

It’s something you have been asking about for a while: does TED have a daily email newsletter? Finally, the answer is yes. Starting next week, you can get the daily TED Talk sent straight to your email inbox every weekday morning at 11am EST, along with a quote of the day. We’re offering this new […]

Culture

Bono, Bobak Ferdowsi, Isaac Mizrahi and Wang Lifen curate their own TED Talks playlistsBono, Bobak Ferdowsi, Isaac Mizrahi and Wang Lifen curate their own TED Talks playlists

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

To celebrate our billionth video view, we reached out to 24 top personalities in the fields of technology, entertainment and design, asking them to curate a playlist of the TED Talks they just can’t get out of their head. Yesterday, Bill Gates, Glenn Close, Reggie Watts, Ben Affleck and Jill Bolte Taylor gave their selections. Today […]

TEDTalks

What talks have resonated most with you? Tweet TED’s billionth video viewWhat talks have resonated most with you? Tweet TED’s billionth video view

Posted By Tedstaff

One billion. That’s a thousand millions. In other words, the number of seconds contained in 31 and a half years. The population of the continent of Africa, as of 2011. The number of inches that would stretch halfway across the Earth. And the number of users of Facebook hit in October. Our curator Chris Anderson says […]

Culture

TEDWeekends explores shades of deception

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Dishonesty. Fibbing. Telling an untruth. Purposeful distortion. Misleading. Gilding the lily. Deception. These are all synonyms for the same thing: lying. In her classic talk from TEDGlobal 2011, “How to Spot a Liar,” Pamela Meyer outlines what she believes to be an epidemic and gives practical tips for how anyone can tell when someone is […]

Culture

Blog exclusive: A miniature TED all about votingBlog exclusive: A miniature TED all about voting

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Last night at the TED offices, we held a special event: a miniature TED all about voting. Three amazing speakers took the stage to present ideas and stories related to our electoral process. First up, was TED’s own Lisa Bu, our Content Distribution Manager, who spoke about her experience traveling from China in 1995 to […]

Talent Search

TED2013 Talent Search talks coming to TED.comTED2013 Talent Search talks coming to TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Earlier this year, TED headed on the road to 14 cities around the globe, on a hunt for untapped speakers for TED2013: “The Young. The Wise. The Undiscovered.” Holding one-night salons in cities ranging from São Paulo to New York to Nairobi to Shanghai, TED invited a slew of speakers to give the talk of […]

Q&A

How to give more persuasive presentations: A Q&A with Nancy Duarte

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Stepping onto the TED or TEDx stage — or speaking in front of any group of people, for that matter — is truly nerve-wracking. Will you remember everything you wanted to say, or get so discombobulated that you skip over major points? Will the audience be receptive to your ideas, or will you notice a […]

News

Video: Watch TED’s Chris Anderson on ‘CBS This Morning’Video: Watch TED’s Chris Anderson on ‘CBS This Morning’

Posted By Tedstaff

Early this morning TED’s Curator, Chris Anderson, appeared on CBS This Morning to talk about the TED Talks phenomenon, as we get close to a major milestone: one billion views. If you weren’t awake, or don’t have access to American morning television, watch the segment right here >> And watch for some special announcements around […]

News

TED Live 2013 memberships now open, now include iPad miniTED Live 2013 memberships now open, now include iPad mini

Posted By Tedstaff

A membership to TED Live lets you watch the TED2013 and TEDGlobal 2013 conferences live from the comfort of your home, school or business — and join a global community of conversation around ideas as they happen live. And the TED Live experience has a new component. Starting today, anyone who registers or renews will receive Apple’s brand […]