How can I create a Aha moment during my crowd sourced TED talk?
As some of you know, I am creating the first-ever crowdsourced TED talk which I will present at TED 2012.
(Here's a reminder- http://www.ted.com/conversations/7543/do_you_use_crowd_wisdom_to_thi.html)
One of the greatest challenges I have as is to explain a complex idea in a simple way.
In addition to all the examples I'll share during my talk, I want to create one moment, towards the end of the presentation where people would say "AHA!". This should be an inspiring moment in which the audience fully understands the idea.
The best TED speakers have created such moments:
- Brain scientist Jill Bolte wanted to demonstrate how the two parts of the brain act separately and have a different personality. In the midst of the presentation, she held a real human brain, parted the two lobes, and showed how small the connection between them was.
- Jamie Oliver wanted to demonstrate how much sugar is found in what school kids eat. He poured a full wheelbarrow of sugar cubes, an amount equal to the sugar found in school kids food over 5 years.
So what do you think I should do which will related to my idea?
This is my idea:
Wisdom of Crowds theory exists for many years. The theory states that the collective wisdom of big crowds is smarter than experts as we solve problems or make decisions.
Until recently, the use of the wisdom of crowds was possible primarily for organizations that have invested resources in developing technological solutions that transformed crowd wisdom into products such as Wikipedia for knowledge.
In my PhD research I investigate how social networks allow each of us to use crowd wisdom in the daily process of thinking and decision making.
This means that anyone with enough social network friends can ask questions that will require them to think. The collective wisdom from all the answers is probably the smartest thing to do.
(more at http://liorz.co.il/blog/Index.php/)
Closing Statement from Lior Zoref
Thank you so much for your great ideas.
Here is the idea I chose http://liorz.co.il/blog/?p=116