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Michelle Rosenthal

social worker, Dr Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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How TED can spread great ideas even faster and even further?

TED is great. We all can see that but there are many ways to make TED even greater. I have many ideas on how TED can spread ideas quicker. What do you think about these ideas and what ideas do you have for TED to spread great ideas even quicker? Humanity is in desperate need to solve our problems quickly and TED can play an even greater part.

My ideas:
1) TED may seek to get part of their Live TED, TEDGlobal and TED MED conferences to be aired on the major TV networks or cable.

2) Ted can show entire TED Conferences Live as it occurs and allow millions and millions of more people around the world to pay an affordable price of approximately $20.00 to see the live event or the full video at a later date. The current price of $995 for 1 up to 10 viewers is too high. (TED will make much more money with the increased volume of viewers than they are currently with high price and less viewers.) Allow purchase or viewing of entire past TEDs.

3) The full TED Conferences should be free in its entirely for universities, schools and hospital facilities and nonprofit community organizations to show.

4) TEDxLiveSimulcast should be available for all the days of the TED conferences not just one day.

5) TED can establish a network TV show or cable TV Show for one hour per day or 2 hours per week where speakers may give original talks to educate the TV audience.

6) TED can try to get their TED events simulcasted in movie theaters throughout the world where people can purchase a ticket to see a 2 hour segment for the price of seeing a movie. If the person wants to stay to see more than one segment they can just purchase more tickets. Many theaters are multiplexes and can reserve one theater to show the entire TED Conference.

7) Many of the translation and captions are not correct and should be double-checked and corrected.


8) TEDxIndividual could be added where an individual may apply for a licence to use the TEDxIndividual Logo to give their own ted talk from home.

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    Feb 17 2013: Continued
    9) All TEDX Events can be made available to be viewed online after the event.

    10) TEDXCafes can be opened in various cities where people can have an open mike to to give a TEDx Talk if they agree to follow the TED guidelines.

    11) TED can organize TEDUN: GLOBALWORLDLEADERS where world leaders of nations cam be invited to speak on how they plan to lead in positive directions to reduce war, reduce conflict and increase sustainability in their nation.

    12) Make it easier for TEDX organizers from around the world to borrow TED in A Box equipment to organize their TEDX. They can offer a valid credit card with authorization to charge for the TED in A Box if the Box was not returned within a short time after their event is finished. Sell TEDx in A Box equipment at affordable prices for people to be able to keep their box for future events.

    13) Allow people to plan to organize more than one event at a time.

    14) Allow people to be approved to organize events for 1 year or in cities, states or countries other than the one they live in.

    15) Allow more TED Fellows to come and greatly reduce the fee to attend a TED Conference but allow many more participants to make up the revenue loss.

    16) Sell many TED Logo products in stores so people can become aware that TED even exists. So many people never even heard of TED yet.

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