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Theme: Fake It Till You Make It

This event occurred on
February 8, 2013
7:30pm - 10:00pm CET
(UTC +1hr)
The Hague, Zuid-Holland

You are cordially invited to the next TEDxTheHague salon! Our February edition — themed Fake It Till You Make It — is curated by Ralph Oei. Ralph writes:

"Honesty is the best policy, or is it? It's true that excavating your true authentic self is all the rage nowadays — but lying, cheating and stealing your way to success surely seems a solid option. In this session we'll learn all about fakery: Why we do it, how to detect it and how to benefit from it yourself."

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” — acting confident, even when we are not — might have an impact on our chances for success.

Dan Ariely: Our buggy moral code
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we're predictably irrational — and can be influenced in ways we can't grasp.

Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar
On any given day we're lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lies can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and "hotspots" used by those trained to recognize deception — and she argues honesty is a value worth preserving.

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!

Yolanthe Smit & Ralph Oei

Twynstra Gudde Haagse Kamers
Herengracht 9
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, 2511
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The Hague, Netherlands