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mheredgemheredge TeacherHere and therePosts: 26,145 mod
Have you seen any remarkable TED videos that you would like to share?

I was particularly struck by Pope Francis' recent surprise TED talk on humility. It's in Italian but with English subtitles. (Most TED talks are in English).

https://www.ted.com/talks/pope_francis_why_the_only_future_worth_building_includes_everyone?language=en

His message is that a single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you. Delivered directly from Vatican City, it is a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don't. He calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. "Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the 'other' is not a statistic, or a number," he says. "We all need each other."

"Yes, tenderness is the path of choice for the strongest, most courageous men and women. Tenderness is not weakness; it is fortitude. It is the path of solidarity, the path of humility. Please, allow me to say it loud and clear: the more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other. There is a saying in Argentina: "Power is like drinking gin on an empty stomach." You feel dizzy, you get drunk, you lose your balance, and you will end up hurting yourself and those around you, if you don’t connect your power with humility and tenderness. Through humility and concrete love, on the other hand, power – the highest, the strongest one – becomes a service, a force for good."

Transcripts of TED talks which are usually not longer than 20 minutes can be downloaded to read too.

https://www.ted.com/talks/pope_francis_why_the_only_future_worth_building_includes_everyone/transcript?language=en#t-1001740
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  • clairclair Posts: 30 ✭✭
    I love Ted Talks! Out of many good ones that stood out and I still remember is this one:

    https://www.ted.com/talks/joshua_foer_feats_of_memory_anyone_can_do

    He talks about how to memorize well. The talk was not only informative but also fun to listen to.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    edited April 26
    @clair I like this TED: the speaker is really good and it's very useful. I will have to try to remember the techniques!

    This TED talk is very inspiring: 'Turning caterpillars into butterflies'.

    Maria is an amazing woman who from being an air hostess, has set up a charity to help poor children in the slums of Dhaka. She's climbed the seven summits, attempted swimming the English Channel, and is in in the process of competing in Ironman in Texas. (https://www.facebook.com/maria.conceicao)




  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    Hi @mheredge

    Thank you for the transcript. We will read it on one of our reading session on LESC.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    edited April 27
    Which one @mohit_singh? Maria's talk? She is a most amazing woman @mohit_singh. I haven't met her but I have been in communication with her and have visited her project in Dhaka. I was very impressed by the students she is helping who are benefiting by getting a better education, but also teaching their poorly educated parents and helping each other.
  • Shishio13Shishio13 Posts: 94 ✭✭
    I strongly recommend this TED channels in Youtube. They are very interesting:
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDxTalks
  • Shishio13Shishio13 Posts: 94 ✭✭
    I strongly recommend this TED channels in Youtube. They are very interesting:
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDxTalks
  • Shishio13Shishio13 Posts: 94 ✭✭
    I strongly recommend this TED channels in Youtube. They are very interesting:
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDEducation
    - https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDxTalks
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge , I was talking about the earlier one in which pope fancis talked about humility. But I haven't seen the last one you shared . This story seems inspiring. I would​ love to read more about her. She might be motivation for thousands others. Thanks again for sharing this. I didn't know about her before.
  • Shishio13Shishio13 Posts: 94 ✭✭
    Plz, some mod delete my three messages... I sorry but I don't know that messages with links required approbation.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
  • mounamouna Posts: 1,304 ✭✭✭
    I like it,it 'll be very useful in our life.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    The research suggests good relationships goes a long way to ensuring our happiness @mouna. I think it will be interesting to discuss this next week.
  • mounamouna Posts: 1,304 ✭✭✭
    We have a quote from our prophet who said :make a relationship with others while they aren't gentle with you is better than stay without relationship.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,029 mod
    Iˋve to thank @Marianne for setting up this thread here. I watched Pope but couldnˋt understand a single word, because it wasnˋt subtited.

    I often watch TED and Iˋm so impressed by people who tell us their stories.

  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 29
    I couldn't agree more on this @Hermine .I think all theses Ted talk videos become my favorite.though the topic is diverse and you could get tedtalk video on nearly every topic.I have shared few tedtalk video in activity area but here it would be preseved for long time and anyone can check it again and again.

    Good idea @mheredge .
    I could remember a quote from a tedtalk video that I have shared before in activity section.
    Don't fall in love with the Sparrow flying nearby
    I like the meaning that says everything is moving in this world so don't get attached to anything so much so that you could forget the fact that one day this will leave you in despair.

    Try to find love knowing the fact that nothing is immortal in this world. There is an end to every strat.

    I will share that video soon. I have to find it on my Search history on YouTube. LOL!
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    Here you gooooooo!
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    I'm glad you found it @mohit_singh because when I tried to Google 'Don't fall in love with the Sparrow flying nearby' I just found a TED talk about a fish farm! (How I fell in love with a fish).

    This talk is very good. Buddhism talks about how everything is temporary. Once this is accepted, it makes life make much more sense. Change ('anicha') is fundamental to our lives and happiness.

    I love the way he explains the two choices: a good one or another good one. It's a very nice way of explaining how by thinking positively, even being stuck in a traffic jam can be a great situation. If I have missed my bus or train, I tend to look on the advantage of waiting for the next one as it gives me time to think, or to talk to other people waiting.
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,057 ✭✭✭✭
    He sure sounds like he's talking something valuable. He looks smart, too.



    It just shows how being confident matters to a good speech.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    I remember once attending a very useful training session about public speaking that was given by a BBC news reader. She explained how it was important to watch out for speaking too much with your hands (this can be distracting), but that to stand stiff and rigid was also not good. A balance is needed to use body language to complement what you are saying.

    And a very big faux pas is to turn your back to the audience even when pointing to a screen or white board.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    This is an interesting TED talk on body language that you might find interesting @mohit_singh.

    Amy Cuddy TED Talk - Fake it Till You Make it

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    edited May 1
    This is a very relevant talk on how to learn languages faster. He claims you can learn a second language fluently in 6 months.



    The speaker says you don't need to have talent or immersion. If you don't know the language you won't just pick it up, in the same way a baby who can't swim will drown if thrown into the water.

    Action points
    1: Listen a lot (brain soaking)
    2: Focus on getting the meaning first (before the words)
    3: Start mixing (if you have 10 nouns, 10 verb and 10 adjectives, you can say 1000 different things!)
    4: Focus on the core (1000 words in English cover 85% of anything you need in daily communication, 3000 words gives you 98%)
    Post edited by mheredge on
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,175 ✭✭✭✭
    That seems logically miracle projection for learning a new language. @mheredge I will try to follow this for next six month. let's hope that I would also become proficient in English. :D
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    I certainly thought it was very useful and I've taken note @mohit_singh.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    The TED talks here talk about different aspects of making, saving and spending money.

    https://www.ted.com/topics/money
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    This short TED is a beautiful expression about how rich we are when we don't think we have anything.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/tania_luna_how_a_penny_made_me_feel_like_a_millionaire/transcript?language=en
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    This article suggests some interesting TED talks on psychology.

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2ZPPSn/:1qtZLTVp8:Mz0u+6OB/www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/8-ted-talks-that-will-help-you-understand-the-human-mind.html

    1. How we read each other's minds, Rebecca Saxe
    2. The riddle of experience vs. memory, Daniel Kahneman
    3. The paradox of choice, Barry Schwartz
    4. Are we in control of our own decisions?, Dan Ariely
    5. What makes us feel good about our work?, Dan Ariely (again)
    6. Flow, the secret to happiness, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    7. The power of vulnerability, Brené Brown
    8. The psychology of evil, Philip Zimbardo
  • HadiHadi Posts: 2
    This 10 min video is about speaking. It teaches tips and exercises to make your speaking powerful.
    https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,145 mod
    edited June 16
    A TED talk by a friend and Nepal expert, Brian lived and worked in Nepal for over 24 years. He worked with The Mountain Institute (1996-2014) managing a National Park east of Mount Everest and projects in biodiversity conservation, natural resource management, sustainable livelihoods and cultural restoration. He started overseas work as a US Peace Corps volunteer.

    In this talk Brian talks about how recent developments in technologies helped Nepal's earthquake victims. New tools like big data, social networks, Google Earth, Facebook Safety Check, and so on helped to improve the situation much more than traditional approaches.

    http://rajfilm.in/video/ce0FUtZ2Lf0

    A couple of other TED talks featured Nepal and the earthquake of 2015:

    http://rajfilm.in/video/FC2YnFRoJRo
    http://rajfilm.in/video/XskB_512Ktg
  • jackelliotjackelliot Posts: 702 OTT
    @mheredge thank you for the ted links
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