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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: I was totally blown away by Brené Brown's talk on vulnerability. As a counsellor, I was amazed at how she managed to reduce such complex issues such as shame, vulnerability and connection into a message that was so simple and profound. After watching both her videos I enrolled on her 'Ordinary Courage' e-course and have just begun a blog to further explore the idea of connection and potential barriers to it. I have recommended her TED talks to countless people, and everyone has commented on how the key message touched on some aspect of their life.
    • Jun 21 2012: Hi Quiet One

      I am a filmmaker and was also was very touched by Brene and am doing some research into a documentry on how a TED talk that goes viral really changes peoples lives. I am interested in hearing more about how Brene's talk influenced/ changed your life

      • Jun 21 2012: Hi Kath, if you have specific questions post them and I'll do my best!
      • Jun 29 2012: Cool.
        Keep us posted on this.

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