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Mohanapriya Rajasekaran

Human Resource Management - Student, School of Management, University of Southampton, UK

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All of us can make a difference..and here is how! "Small community talks"

I am sure all of us have an urge to make a difference and bring a change to the community by some means and hence we are part of this respected and resourceful TED community!

But how far have we gone to bring about change that we want to see in people around us, our neighbours, our friends, colleagues, our community etc. Be it anything from sharing your experience that should teach someone a lesson to influence people to live a healthier life to educate underprivileged children around us or to make someone a better person.

Being a TED Speaker is probably the best possible way to reach millions of people. But to positively change and influence our closest ones in our community or circle, all it takes is an idea and a voice!

Share that one most important thing that you want to share with your community that can make a difference in their life.

(This idea is truly inspired by the whole idea of TED! The rich and thoughtful knowledge it imparts in its viewers effectively)


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  • Jan 9 2013: Good point Paul Kirhagis. You nailed the topic I was pondering about.
    But again I believe rather than talks alone being quantifiable is an aspect which is easily understood.

    For e.g. in this case if we put up a noticeable LED display of how much water one has consumed (showing dollar costs or gallons consumed) and then making them realize how a slight change in habits can amount to something significant.

    in fact putting up displays of pollution data in cities, printing costs in offices etc. can amount to a great deal of awareness as we have solid data backing our case.

    Personally I think a good idea with data to support it's grounds is highly favorable to achieve positive effects.
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      Jan 9 2013: Thats a awesome thought.. a simple and practical solution for creating awareness on material consumption!!

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