Setting Up Your TED Talk
Most TED Talks are videos taped at special TED events or at the annual TED conference, however, the website does say it is looking to implement talks from other social media sites—and TED does have a YouTube channel where talks can also be accessed (other than the TED website and TED is free to join). I’ve included some helpful TED resources at the end of this post to aid you on how to begin your TED journey.
Managing editor, Michael Hartman from Bright Hub and innovator of online games (Frogdice, Inc. ) instead opted for what TED call TEDx Events. Actually, per TED’s guidelines, TEDx event ideas must be submitted by an organizer (see the help on TEDx events link in the references section) and an organizer can mean anyone, from anywhere, as long as you go through the submission process—you’ll also find the rules on that in the TED links below. A cool feature about TED talks is they are sharable and all fall under a Creative Commons License.
I asked Michael about his experience at the TEDx event he participated in TEDx (Lexington) titled “Playful Innovation." Michael told me organizers of events, such as the one where he spoke, invite speakers and the talks are taped and anyone can register online to attend an event; prices vary.
As far as Mr. Hartman’s experience? He offered the following: “It was amazing and inspiring." About the other speakers Hartman said all were “incredibly interesting and share great ideas that make you look at the world in a new way. Everyone is there because they want to experience something intellectual and inspirational, so they bring a great attitude with such incredibly open minds." Finally, Hartman offered, “These days, it is so rare to have a group of hundreds of people with basically no naysayers, cynics or haters. Everyone who comes to a TEDx event is purposefully there to learn and expand their mind and that makes for a pretty amazing experience."