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Aja B.
  • Aja B.
  • New York, NY
  • United States

Online Community Manager, TED


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What have you accomplished in response to a TEDTalk?

Have you ever been inspired to do something specific after watching a TEDTalk? Examples:

• Took lessons at Khan Academy after watching Salman Khan's talk
• Bought and read one of his books after watching one of Alain de Botton's talks
• Volunteered in a classroom after watching Sir Ken Robinson
• Became a "weekday vegetarian" because of Graham Hill
• Tackled a new creative project after watching Liz Gilbert
• Changed how you work with quiet people because of Susan Cain's "The Power of Introverts"
• Donated to an organization that helps the oceans after watching David Gallo or Sylvia Earle
• Registered for a footrace because you watched "Are we Born to Run?"

Etc etc etc. Can you think of any specific actions you've taken that were directly related to watching a TEDTalk? Please share!


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  • Jun 19 2012: after i've heard (Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days) i've decided to watch two TED videos everyday for 30 days, and share them smartly...
    smartly, meaning that i had to look for a context for each talk, and i'd share them with specific people whom i thought would be affected by the talk, and take feedback for how well they fit in that context.
    well, u can guess that watching the overall 60 talks did lots of things to me, but the side effects that i see now on the community i've been sharing with...is inspiring to me.

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