Jon Lapre

Glendale, CA, United States

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Jon Lapre
Posted over 1 year ago
Who would be interested in having live webcam discussions on TED Videos?
Well depending on the video or series of videos my thought is that some individuals may need more time to digest the videos so having an agenda of which videos will be viewed can assist others creating their own thoughts and opinions before everyone goes live. When everyone is ready and we go "live" the group can show the videos to the watching audience and after the videos there will be a discussion. Another thought for the agenda portion is that watching the videos prior to going live may give the opportunity of creating topics and key points before everyone goes live. On the other hand it takes away from seeing the videos the first time. I would think if this were to come to pass then a moderator would be needed to keep the group on track and focused on topic just in case if the conversation spirals out of control or way off topic.
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Jon Lapre
Posted over 1 year ago
Who would be interested in having live webcam discussions on TED Videos?
I see that you are set in the ways of the written word but the difference is it is faster to watch a video then read a forum full of posts. Providing a discussion or ideas that are generated after watching a TED video would be fun and interesting AND if it is streamed live you can have an audience participate with you live. Some benefits of having live discussions is that as the audience can ask their own questions while hearing others discuss their thoughts and feelings towards the videos. I see that your TED story is that you "stumbled across it." When you did stumble across it? What was it like for the first time seeing amazing ideas actually put forth into reality. Have you shared a TED video and if so what kind of feedback did you get from it? Did you discuss it with a friend or family member? Did it have any significant affect on either you or the person that you shared it with? Have you "streamed" video across the internet before? The whole mantra of TED is "Ideas worth spreading" I am finding another ways to spread those ideas and others that would be interested in participating.
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Jon Lapre
Posted over 1 year ago
How do you get inspired, stay motivated, and become passionate in what you do as a TEDster? What is your passion how did you discover it?
I agree with you whole heartily that there is going to be some sacrifice and am I willing to take that sacrifice is surely the question. When I get to that road I drop you a line and tell you if it was worth it. But as for now I am looking more for what is my passion and as I am coming across more and more TED videos I am seeing that discovering a passion maybe a fun journey. I think that I am going to take Matt Cutts advise in the video that I linked you. Mainly to take one step and not giant leaps. We tend to forget that it is the tiny steps that amount to great things and not the end product but how we obtained it in the first place. Going to try something for 30 days will be fun and interesting. I hope in my journey of the upcoming year that I will discover something that I am passionate about and may one day be up at the TED conference talking about my journey of discovering ones passion. http://www.ted.com/talks/matt_cutts_try_something_new_for_30_days.html
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Jon Lapre
Posted over 1 year ago
How do you get inspired, stay motivated, and become passionate in what you do as a TEDster? What is your passion how did you discover it?
Your post is awe inspiring for the fact that you so eloquently explain that there is no secret to the doing amazing things but for the fact that.... it is all about DOING!!! I am learning not only through other tedsters but my own daily walk in life is that "Doing" is the first step to actually uncovering your passion or finding what inspires you. I am not sure if everyone would agree but self talk is almost the most powerful tool that you can use when say myself is feeling no so great or inspired to do something. Telling myself over and over again that you need to accomplish this and you must do it because this is your goal is essential to succeeding at whatever I or whom ever is reading this sets there mind to accomplishing something. I am a person of words that likes to find meaning in words that are not used as frequently as they should be and here they are Inspire - Something that gets you started and become driven in search fulfillment. Passion - The driving force that motivates you to pursue the goal. Devotion - To keep one focused and not waiver from your pursuit of your passion.