Every year, thousands flock to Long Beach to attend TED: Ideas Worth Spreading to hear the latest ideas, creations, experiments and more from today’s thinkers and doers. Being a LA publicist, it’s one of the conventions I look forward to the most, as you hear the most extraordinary stories and experiences that really gets your brain actively thinking and in addition, inspires you to form your own ideas.
Now, movers and shakers everywhere have the chance to experience TED at the click of a button, thanks to a new partnership with Hulu, as the online video site will be adding some of the top seminars to their library. The TEDTalk library will include 50 of the top TEDTalks, as well as some from this year’s conference, which just wrapped last Friday.
Social Times lists 10 of the talks that are now available on Hulu (10 Inspiring TEDTalks You Can Now Watch On Hulu). In addition to these videos, I came across a TEDTalk that personally inspired me, called Born To Run, by author Christopher McDougall. In his segment, he discusses the history of humans and why it seems we were destined to run. What seems like such a simple concept, McDougall deeply dissects the topic and incorporates historical references like the reclusive and seemingly superhuman Tarahumara Indians in Mexico to the current day SuperMom marathon runner Emily Bayer who finished 8th place even while breast feeding her baby during stops, to demonstrate humans’ ability to build endurance more than any other creature on earth.
In order to be effective while working at a public relations agency, having fresh, new ideas makes you an indispensable part of the team. Personally, from watching these videos, I feel inspired and excited to get to work and create PR campaigns for our clients like no other publicist out there. And I will definitely be in attendance to next year’s TED to continue to grow, learn, and spark my own creative thoughts.