A happy New Year from TEDxTheHague! You are cordially invited to our next salon. Our January edition — themed Stories — is curated by TEDxTheHague enthusiast Marieke van Buytene. Marieke writes: "Everyone knows Snow White; no one remembers spreadsheets. Forget speaking to your audience and clients with facts and figures — because they will forget. A story entertains, enlightens, connects, moves, and is memorable. Anyone can learn to tell unforgettable stories." We'll explore this narative by watching and discussing the following videos: Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, all great presentations have a common architecture. In this talk, Nancy Duarte draws lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action. Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce "Tipping Point" author Malcolm Gladwell gets inside the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness. Tyler Cowen: Be suspicious of stories Like all of us, economist Tyler Cowen loves a good story. But in this intriguing talk, he asks us to step away from thinking of our lives — and our messy, complicated irrational world — in terms of a simple narrative. RSVP if you want to attend We hope this theme will resonate with you, awaken your curiosity and make you decide to attend TEDxTheHague. To stimulate conversation, we admit up to 20 guests. If you want to be put on our final guest list, please RSVP. First-come, first-served!. We look forward to a stimulating evening filled with spirited conversation and new discoveries. Don't miss it, till TEDx!