You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our December edition — themed The Power of Persuasion— is curated by TEDxTheHague:
"And we have a winner! 'Post-truth' is elected word of the year for 2016 by the Oxford Dictionaries. A year in which persuasion technique convincingly trumped content. So we're asking ourselves: What happened? Why don't facts matter anymore? Or did they ever? And how can we persuade the powers that be ourselves?"
We'll explore this theme by watching and discussing the following videos:
Donald Trump: America’s Next President?
Since announcing his candidacy, Donald Trump is everywhere. To him, it seems that nothing is taboo and no policy too outlandish to embrace. Somehow, this billionaire candidate has become the champion of ordinary America, with supporters travelling hundreds of miles just to see him.
Omar Ahmad: Political change with pen and paper
Want your local politician to pay attention to an issue you care about? Send a monthly handwritten letter, says former mayor Omar Ahmad — it's more effective than email, phone, or even writing a check. He shares four steps to writing a letter that works.
Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread
In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.
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 25 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.
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