Category: TED

Part two of a post that’s intended to give you some insight into the effort that is needed in advance of TEDxDublin and also perhaps, to help you if you would ever like to give a TEDx or prepare for another major speaking event. [Part 1 is here] Visuals Most of our speakers this year […]

So we did another TEDxDublin – another big one. On September 14th 2013, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre (doesn’t that piece of corporate titling just trip off the tongue?) was filled to its 2,000+ capacity to see 12 amazing speakers and a selection of TED videos. Six hours of ideas worth sharing. This post is […]

2,108 attendees – a very full house indeed. 15 speakers, one more amazing than the next, in a beautiful venue. TED videos, Exhibitions, Tech and Design displays. From 1:00pm til 8:00pm. A food fair in Grand Canal Dock – nommy nommy. I shall be hosting five of the speakers from 4:30-6:00 See you there!

From the TEDxSummit in April 2012. Strong setup of the big-big screen for slides/vids and the speaker up on screen beside it. Really good use of PowerPoint by Rives, with great callouts and nice big fonts on his screen captures. Well-interspersed flat images, text, and moving images, lots for the eye to enjoy. He very […]

Mikko Hypponen presented at TED Global in Edinburgh last week. I’ve long been a fan of Mikko’s due to an involvement in the Infosec space some years ago and follow him on Twitter. so when I saw him mention that he had locked his slides for TED: I retweeted it with some amusement, wondering what […]

Ric Elias was in seat 1D on US Airways flight 1549. Five magnificently expressed minutes. RSS Readers will need to click through to the post – it’s a TED thing, sorry.

Oh my god. Deb Roy receives a standing ovation at TED 2011 for an astounding presentation. He starts with the personal – the extraordinarily personal – and then zooms out to show the same tools analysing the wider world before coming back to a stunning finish that any parent in the room will just beam […]

The inimitable and always-excellent Dr R is back, this time at TEDx Change from a few weeks back … 1. Look at how masterful he is at the very outset as he lays out the 8 criteria for success and then his almost poetic summary of that. Learning point: he has his material down cold. […]

I love Dr. Fred Menger’s great line – “If you torture data sufficiently, it will confess to almost anything.” David McCandless is a wonderfully subversive Data Miner – subversive in that he regularly uses his infographics to point out the absurdity of much of the ‘data’ reported in the media. He spoke at TED Global […]

Always a breath of fresh air, Prof Rosling outdoes himself with this talk: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post – it’s a TED thing, sorry.