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What would you give a TED talk about?

Asked by burntbonez (5194 points ) February 7th, 2013

Here’s a link to the TED talk site, in case you want to know more about TED talks and what people have talked about. I think of them as talks about things you care about most passionately; the idea you have that might have the biggest impact of all your ideas.

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janbb's avatar

Building a new life after a divorce.

TheobromosHumper's avatar

Chocolate! What else?

I’d show a few really cool recipes made up specially for the talk. Talk a little about history. Show a lot of slides that are mouth watering. And end with some upbeat note about chocolate and love. Everyone’s mouths would be watering by the end, and if experience is any guide, I’d end up with one or two new phone numbers.

Seek's avatar

Rebuilding a life after losing religion and family support.

I’d do one on how to be poor, but it wouldn’t really help the majority of the TED audience.

SamandMax's avatar

I’d do a talk on smoking weed and hanging out with Flash Gordon….

syz's avatar

I’d talk about people who don’t take care of their pets properly and then lash out/blame other people when they aren’t able to care for them when they are sick. Yes, veterinary care is expensive but no one made you get your pet. You have a responsibility to that animal when you take it home to properly care for it. Why should staff at a veterinary clinic (who have their own bills) spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on your dog when you haven’t even gotten it a $10 vaccine? Take responsibility for your pet and your actions.

poisonedantidote's avatar

The imminent end of humanity, and how we need to change if we plan to be around in 50 to 100 years time, and how it is probably already too late.

Pachy's avatar

Wish I could answer this. I’ve thought about it a lot since a close friend gave his talk on homelessness.

the100thmonkey's avatar

How we mean what we say while saying so little (our verbal bandwidth is lower than a 56K modem), and how we glean what we mean from such impoverished media.

mazingerz88's avatar

Sex trafficking. Child prostitution.

wundayatta's avatar

The value of weird thinking as exhibited in supposedly abnormal minds.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Tricks to truly save energy in your home.

Kayak8's avatar

@LuckyGuy I wish you would go ahead and post your TED talk here so we could benefit from it!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I know everyone’s going to be shocked at my answer, :)~, but the harms of gendering our children.

Kayak8's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I wish I could give you 500 great answers!

RealEyesRealizeRealLies's avatar

Give me the stage for 10 minutes of silence.

augustlan's avatar

The importance of compassion.

Or maybe I’d explore why some people who’ve experienced childhood abuse end up being abusers themselves or ‘broken’ in some other way and others come through it more or less okay. It’s a topic I wonder about a lot, but I don’t have any answers.

mattbrowne's avatar

Neuromanagement and neuroleadership.

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