TED Conversations

Leerom Segal

President & CEO, Klick Communications


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Chris Anderson asked a great question about the criteria for standing up for a TED talk. What should it be?

The conventions have been inconsistent. Chris suggested it should be remarkable. He also reinforced that remarkable should mean different things to different people. That said, let's discuss. I'll try to get the conversation started by injecting my two cents. I believe the dominant factors should include the human impact of the individual and the effort. What else do you value: educational, moving and inspiring, self sacrifice, creative, hilarious, surprising, sends shivers down your spine, or other forms of brilliance??

Topics: TED ted talks

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    Mar 5 2011: Passion...I am inspired by the passion TED Speakers bring to their stories as much as I am by their topics. The world is full of diversity and increasingly channels like TED shine a light where I would not have otherwise looked. That said, my criteria for TED is simple, if you are passionate about your topic and brave enough to have a voice you have my vote for inclusion. Like everyone who follows TED I am fortunate to have my own filter and choose what I find interesting enough to view, capture my imagination and chances are I will take a look, spark my passion and chances are I will take action...over to you!

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