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Theme: Let's Talk Smart and Grow Up the Part

This event occurred on
January 8, 2016
7:30pm - 10:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

Happy Holidays from TEDxTheHague!

You are cordially invited to our next salon! Our New Year's edition — themed Let's Talk Smart and Grow Up the Part — is curated by TEDxTheHague regulars Anna Maria Urbanova and Maria Clara Hernandes. Anna Maria and Maria Clara relay a message:

"All of us saw or heard at one point about a talk that captivated its audience. And those of us, who practice public speaking have been looking for that little bit extra to add to our speech every time we are on stage/podium/speaker´s corner. In our daily lives we face the task of expressing ourselves. But how do we make it less a chore and more an experience that makes us grow? Join us on the evening of captivating talks, speech and debate."

We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks
From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs’ iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action.

Michael Sandel: The lost art of democratic debate
Democracy thrives on civil debate, Michael Sandel says — but we're shamefully out of practice. He leads a fun refresher, with TEDsters sparring over a recent Supreme Court case (PGA Tour Inc. v. Martin) whose outcome reveals the critical ingredient in justice.

Kid President: I think we all need a pep talk
Kid President commands you to wake up, listen to the beating of your heart and create something that will make the world awesome. This video from SoulPancake delivers a soul-stirring dose of inspiration that only a 9-year-old can give.

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!

Prinsegracht 27
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2512 EW
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Organizing team


The Hague, Netherlands


Rijswijk (Zh), Netherlands
  • Paul Rudenko