Paul McCallum Posted over 4 years ago Chris Anderson asked a great question about the criteria for standing up for a TED talk. What should it be? 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!