TEDxAUBG Share Their Favorite TED(x) Talks
Social isolation comes with a lot of free time. While there's still classes, work and trips to the grocery store, a lot of people still have to sit at home thinking, "What now?" If you, too, are wondering what to watch/listen to/do etc., wonder no more. The clubs at AUBG are here to help.
We continue this series with technology, entertainment and design. See what inspires the team behind TEDxAUBG through their favorite TED(x) talks.
We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it.
Many TED videos tend to share a finding or a factual truth about a specific topic, but in this case, it is a personal truth about grief, heartbreak, sadness, love, life, and death. I love this video because it doesn't try to convince us of a fact, rather it shares a powerful, encouriging, and liberating approach to something that affects us all. A quote from her that beautifully encapsulates the essence of the talk is "A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again. They're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on." A must-watch video!
Jorgo Qirjaj, President
The agony of trying to unsubscribe
If there is one thing we can rely to make any situation at least a bit more bearable, that is humor. This TED talk will not inspire you to achieve the impossible, nor will it solve an ongoing problem you might be experiencing. This TED talk will give you the daily dose of humor we all desperately need, especially in times of crisis. It is always a good idea to take some time to just genuinely laugh!
Desi Manova, Vice-president
Sleep is your superpower
In his TED talk Matt Walker gives us an inside look into sleep - the physiological processes involved in it and the physiological reasons behind the effects that come from lack of sleep. It is my favorite because Walker manages to convey scientific information about one of nature's most sophisticated processes in an understandable way, but most importantly, because it really makes you reconsider your sleep habits. After watching it, you will think twice about pulling an all-nighter.
Stanislav Todorov, Logistics Team
How craving attention makes you less creative
Have you ever observed the impact that social media has on your creativity? These platforms allow us to get more and more attention, but sometimes they limit our creative process. However, it is all about the perspective that we have.
In his TED talk, Joseph Gordon-Levitt focuses on the difference between getting and paying attention. He believes that the more you pay attention to one thing, the happier you will be. As an actor, he is used to getting a lot of attention, but shares that paying attention is a more powerful feeling. He says that artists cannot be creatively fulfilled if they are driven by the desire of getting attention. We are not in competition for attention. That is why we must look at other creative people as collaborators, but rather than rivals.
Stanislava Ovacharova, Design Team
Inside the mind of a master procrastinator
Tim Urban's TED talk focuses on a thing that many college students can relate to. Procrastination. I have always wondered why so many of my friends leave it to the last minute to do their assignments and this talk gives me the reasons. Urban explains the process of procrastination in his own way and I believe that watching this video will make you understand why you are a procrastinator, if you are one.The talk includes a lot of humor and will make you laugh, especially when he explains what happens in a procrastinator's mind.
Ilina Stoyanova, Logistics Team
The danger of silence
In this short and compelling piece, Clint Smith shares the importance of speaking your own truth. It is not about saying what people want to hear, it is about the things we don’t say, or rather, too afraid to say. There is a lot of truth hidden in the silence of people. Sharing experience from his career as a teacher and looking back at all the instances in life when he kept silent, Clint makes you think twice about the next time you witness injustice and choose not to say a word. This TED talk is a true eye-opener on some of the simplest, yet most valuable parts of our life. As a community that prides itself on diversity, I consider that every AUBG student should spare 5 minutes of their day to watch this insightful look on “The Danger of Silence.”
Victoria Ivanova, Logistics and Sponsorship Teams
You are contagious
When you see somebody what part of the body do you look at first? Did you know that our behaviour, from hand gestures to how we say 'hello', changes the way others perceive us? I personally am one of those people fascinated by weird scientific facts and this talk will give you exaactly this. Join Vanessa Van Edwards in her TEDx talk that mixes the ideas of optimism, dopamine, excitement and... body language. We are contagious on many levels and here you can find just another example how. Enjoy!
Kristina Borisova, Head of PR Team
How great leaders inspire action
Simon Sinek is a motivational speaker and author. His simple but powerful "golden circle" explains how successful leaders and companies inspire action. I watched this TED talk quite a few times. Trust me, Simon's message is a valuable one.
"We follow those who lead not because we have to, but because we want to..."
Enjoy and share the ideas worth spreading!
Sviatoslav Hryhorenko, PR Team
Don't believe everything you think
We all have this moments in our lives when we feel discouraged and not good enough. In this TEDx talk, Lauren Weinstein motivates us to stop fearing failure and start accomplishing things that we have never imagined as possible. It is mind- blowing to accept that how we see ourselves can change our performance in different tasks.
Weinstein encourages us to reflect on the thing that we are accepting as true but is holding us back. There is a new reality that every single one of us can be living in only if we cut our ropes. We shouldn’t believe everything we think.
The daily dose of inspiration and motivation you will need. Enjoy!
Margarita Arsova, PR Team
Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.
Today, living in the world of perfect images and “perfect” lives, we get too caught up in the search for perfection. Media influences our taste, our standards and our perceptions in general, we can’t differ photo from reality anymore. What happened to us? An amazing young lady Cameron destroys the myths about modeling career and opens our eyes to what really stands behind the perfect shot and flawless model’s photo in a magazine. She’ll make you question your dreams of being “perfect”.
Anastasiia Buzduga, PR Team
Do schools kill creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson is a respected professor and one of the most memorable speakers on the TED platform. He has given to the TED audiences several talks which have accumulated millions of views, while speaking about the negative effects of the current educational systems. His main claiming is that the creativity in every kid is being more oppresed rather than stimulated in schools because arts and aesthetic expression courses are placed at the bottom of the educational hierarchy and are overall treated with doubt. For him, this century-old practice ceases the potential for self-improvement and for the development of a stronger intelectual and creative mindset. Robinson performance on the TED conference is world class, as he delivers his speech with a lot of humor, engagement and authenticity, which leave the feeling that the standing ovations were not enough for those perfectly spent 20 minutes.
Ivaylo Todorov, Logistics and Sponsorship Teams