Dinko Svetic

Licensee & Organizer, TEDx Varaždin
Varaždin, Croatia

About Dinko

Languages

Croatian, English

Areas of Expertise

Photoshop, Event Planning & Organizing, Journalism, Photography, Guitar playing, Team Management, creative writing - whether technical or imaginative

I'm passionate about

I'm passionate about making something new, creative and different in my community! I enjoy helping people with their work and teaching my peers everything I know that they could use! :)

Talk to me about

I enjoy talking about technology, entrepreneurship and creativity! But, if you would like to talk to me about something more fun, talk to me about music and photography! :)

People don't know I'm good at

I'm quite good in tennis... I've been an active player for 5 years during which I've won 4 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals on tournaments in my home town. I've never wanted to go further than that.

My TED story

I don't remember when I first heard of TED... But from time to time I would stumble upon a TEDTalk on Youtube, Facebook or Twitter. Then, one summer, a friend of mine from Tunisia showed me a TEDTalk of Simon Sinek. I was amazed! That's when I knew I loved TED! Since then, I've seen tons of TEDTalks, but the moment when I really thought I was a TEDer is when I decided to join the TEDxZagreb team. I helped make the event as good as possible and here I am now, trying to get my own TEDx licence to organize TEDxVaraždin in the town of Varaždin, Croatia, where I'm currently living and studying business systems at the Faculty of organization and informatics.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Dinko Svetic
Posted over 1 year ago
What are your New Year's resolutions?
TED is a great community. When I first came in direct contact with TED I didn't get the whole picture, I just loved to listen to TED Talks. But when I've done a little bit of digging and found out what TED stands for (not as an acronym, but as an movement), I instantly fell in love with TED! Positive feedback is important and it can help in many ways, just as you said, Colleen, even to help create a better world, but if it stops at just words then it doesn't have a long lasting effect. Putting words into practice is what makes the world better. I guess that people don't have enough of free time to invest in walking the talk... But there must be a way to overcome this obstacle... I also believe that everyone should get some negative feedback from time to time, just to keep you realistic about your achievements.
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Dinko Svetic
Posted over 1 year ago
What are your New Year's resolutions?
If I didn't get that feedback I would be a little bit disappointed, but I wouldn't think of myself as a failure. What's the point of that? Positive feedback from one person doesn't prove my concept, but it gives me some kind of reassurance that there is some potential in the concept. In the end, the most important thing is not to give up. I don't give up that easily. :) No feedback would just motivate me to try harder.
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Dinko Svetic
Posted over 1 year ago
What are your New Year's resolutions?
I know what you wanted to say, and I honestly understand why you said that. There isn't a lot of people who would do good deeds just for the sake of the good deed. There are in most cases hidden thoughts behind those good deeds. True altruism is really rare nowadays... I totally agree with you on what you said about people following those who help others without asking for anything in return. But, why not be both? Good for the sake of goodness and a role model? Actually, when someone is good just for the sake of goodness then that person will eventually become someones role model. I think that you can't choose to be a role model, you become one when someone notices what you are doing and when they start doing it too. You don't make yourself a role model, others do. :)
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Dinko Svetic
Posted over 1 year ago
What are your New Year's resolutions?
I wish to become a person that will be an inspiration to others, in term of their next New years resolutions... I wish that my actions motivate others to do something they never dreamed of doing and at least try to do it. I would be more than happy to help them! I would consider my wish fulfilled if just one person told me that I've helped them take the first step.