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Exclusive: The Man Behind the Robot That Delivers a TEDx Talk

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Li

The humanoid robot avatar could help people communicate more effectively. In the future, we might see a event called TEDRobots, where people use robots with different looks and personalities to deliver talks.

How to Get a TEDTalk

Simon Tam | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Simon Tam

Desire is not enough. Passion is not enough. You have to take initiative, give to others, and prepare yourself for a yes. That's the pitch- and that's how you get a TED talk.

7 Secrets to Speaking With Confidence

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

Is there a shortcut to becoming a confident speaker? Oh yes!

Don't Do These 7 Things When Getting on TEDx Talks

Jonathan Li | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Jonathan Li

You want to speak at TED, share your message and make a difference, and grow your business. There are some terrible mistakes you must avoid in order to be successful. If you make these mistakes, you will never get on TED talks. Worse, you may waste time and lose clients.

First TedX in the Gaza Strip Sheds Light on Palestinian 'Ideas Worth Spreading'

Belal Dabour | Posted 11.06.2015 | World
Belal Dabour

Despite being held in one of the world's most politically unstable areas, #TEDxShujaiya was overwhelmingly humane. Speakers addressed subjects ranging from art to technology, and highlighted their tales of success and achievement under harrowing conditions.

Here's What Happens When A Gay Entrepreneur Comes Out

Jonathan Li | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jonathan Li

Being a gay entrepreneur in the closet sucks. You fear that you may lose the biggest client after coming out. You feel uncomfortable about being yourself. You feel like hiding part of yourself.

How to Be an Inspiring Public Speaker at TEDx

Angela Lussier | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Angela Lussier

As a two-time TEDx speaker and huge fan of TED talks, I've come to learn a few things about what makes a TED talk great. If you are getting ready to give one and want to make it the best it can be, use the following checklist to ensure your speech is inspiring, memorable, and completely you.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Jesse Bogner | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
Jesse Bogner

Though my opinion is closer to the middle than Shimon Peres, it was refreshing to see him speak at the TEDx White City event in Tel Aviv.

TEDxFulbright 2015, September 26 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica

Eric Trules | Posted 10.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the national Fulbright Association and LA's local Fulbright Chapter presented TEDxFulbright 2015 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. Fulbright and TED... were match made in heaven.

How to Reignite Your Personal Power and Branding

Ellevate | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women

Have you thought about reinventing yourself and about reigniting your personal branding? If so, what are the challenges that keep you from acting upon your dreams? How can you break through and achieve success?

Can Connection Save Us?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

You may not have cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration but your vision may be distorted in similar ways. And without clear vision -- and I'm not talking 20/20 -- we can't connect with each other.

An LGBT Ally's Message to Would-Be Allies

Timothy Kurek | Posted 08.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Timothy Kurek

Practicing intentional empathy is at the core of not only my Christian beliefs, but also my beliefs of what every ally/activist must do in order to effectively assist and advocate for a marginalized group in today's world.

The Power of Re-Thinking Happiness -- TEDx Talk

Kristi Ling | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristi Ling

If you're willing to try a new approach by actively practicing and cultivating your own happiness each day, you can create wonderful results that are sustainable, as well as create an empowering foundation for your very best life.

An Interview With Gary Lewis, UN Resident Coordinator in Iran: Human Security and Environment

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Yasamin Beitollahi

Mr. Lewis is a national of Barbados and has served with the United Nations for 25 years in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. His current post with the UN is Resident Coordinator in Iran. The following video is a Ted Talk Gary recently gave at TEDxKish in Kish, Iran followed by an interview about Iran's water crisis.

The TEDx Experience: A Faculty Advisor's View Behind the Scenes

JD Gershbein | Posted 07.22.2015 | College
JD Gershbein

Planning for a TEDx event strikes a harmonic blend between science and art, as well as the intellect and the emotion. The group dynamic fosters individual thought that solidifies core values, heightens self-esteem, and enables growth.

TedX and College Finance: A Danger in Your Community

Bob Hildreth | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Bob Hildreth

I told you so. In a Ted Talk almost two years ago I told you so. I said that while too much student debt is bad for students, it may be worse for colleges. Events in 2015 are starting to prove me right. Ordinarily I wouldn't be a scold but there still remains a huge misunderstanding of what is happening.

Life Lessons From Being a TEDx Speaker

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

You may have had being a TED speaker on your "bucket list." It's been on mine for the past few years. So you can imagine my delight and excitement w...

TEDx Speakers Outsmarting Poverty

Jamie Joseph | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Jamie Joseph

Poverty is the root of countless conflict, and this human affliction will continue to be an exploitable phenomenon until the world wakes up and starts investing in both people and planet.

Jam Session Interview With Justine Musk

Deb Owen | Posted 06.10.2015 | Women
Deb Owen

Justine Musk and I riff on dealing with criticism, ambition (and whether it's always selfish or not) and what leads to clarity, focus and humility. We talk about the creative process versus the entrepreneurial process, and the surprising similarities.

7 Essential Tips to Prepare for a TED Talk

Simon Tam | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Simon Tam

As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I've learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. Of course, these are just general ideas that work for public speaking as well.

Finding a Place Called Hope

George Heymont | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

For those who have lived through a half century of the LGBT civil rights movement, it's sobering to look at the theatrical literature that has evolved since gays and lesbians started coming out.

Three Ways to Foster a Disruptive Mindset That Breeds Innovation

Lain Hensley | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Lain Hensley

By embracing disruption, we are able to live up to our full potential and materialize our dreams.

Daily Meditation: Confronting Death

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.14.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Laura Heywood on "Coming Out" on Twitter As BroadwayGirlNYC & What's Next For Her

Erika Finn | Posted 06.27.2015 | Arts
Erika Finn

Laura Heywood is vivacious, entrepreneurial and full of passion. She grew up in Oakland, California and, after attending the University of Puget Sound in Washington, found herself back in California to start her career as an intern with the Sarah & Vinnie show at ALICE@97.3FM (KLLC) in San Francisco.

Ali Watkins

The CIA Hosted A Secret TED Talk On Transparency | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The TED speaker series, known for short, dynamic talks on science and culture, is no stranger to Washington, D.C., routinely holding pub...