Do you know TED?


IDEAS WORTH SPREADING

Last year, I discovered the most amazing, inspiring and interesting nonprofit organisation: TED, devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short powerful talks. These talks cover most topics and are delivered in more than 100 languages all around the world. There will always be a topic which will interest YOU and are always presented by passionate people.

As they describe themselves; “TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.” Who would not want to be part of this?

You can follow TEDtalks on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Instagram, YouYube and on their blog http://blog.ted.com/

For more information on TED, here is the link to their website: http://www.ted.com/

You will also find below some of my favorite TEDtalks about language.
Feel free to add links to your favourites in the comments!!

 

My all time favourite –  Deb Roy: The birth of a word

Anne Curzan: What makes a word real?

John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language
http://www.ted.com/playlists/117/words_words_words

Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter
http://www.ted.com/playlists/spoken_word_fireworks

Ron Gutman: The power of smiling

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