I ended April 2015 having done my first ever TEDx talk. As a speaker TED (Technology, Education and Design) with the by-line ideas worth spreading is a pinnacle platform. TED is like the Olympics, with TEDx a world championship, the x meaning it’s an independently run event. It’s a gathering of people who are simply ‘curious’ and stories of awesomeness are conveyed from everyone from community leaders, through to adrenalin junkies, through to innovators who are significantly contributing toward the lives of many.
For me as a speaker I was positively challenged to convey something new, based around why I do what I do. Broadly speaking the idea was, that “small words, inspire big actions”.
We as a society put much focus on being kind with what we say, be inspiring and indeed be awesome but what does it take to attract simple words that inspire big action?
Whenever you have a spare 18 minutes (the length of a TED talk), www.ted.com is a truly awesome website to check out.
As I write this I’m in San Francisco staying in a house filled with M.I.T inspired minds. Their thoughts provide stimulation beyond what I’ve ever felt before, I’m asking why I’m here, I’m here because of the above points that not only attract simple words that inspire great action but that also uncover who you can truly be.