Category Archives: My TED Evaluation

Obstacles can only Slow you down

Amy Purdy knows all about obstacles and over coming them. She has taught me not to give up; ever. Even after she lost both of her legs below the knee due to bacterial meningitis, she was driven to follow her dreams. As … Continue reading

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I owe my sense of humor to the theater troupe this man attended….

I chose to watch the video on Charlie Todd simply from the title, “Shared Experience of Absurdity”.   It seemed intriguing enough given the subject matter; however I was very pleased to hear that this man was an improv comedy actor … Continue reading

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Optical Illusions: Different to Each Eye

This TED video was made to explain the complexity of visual perception. In this speech, Beau Lotto explains that everyone looks at things differently, therefore things are perceived differently due to the way our brains process information. He did not … Continue reading

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What’s Best for One Person isn’t Best for Everyone

When most people hear the name Mike Rowe, they think of the show Dirty Jobs on the Discovery Channel.  This is because Mike Rowe has done a great job making this show a success.  In the show he travels the United … Continue reading

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More Than Just a Touching Story.

This Ted video told a touching story of a woman named Stacey Kramer. Stacey did use visuals and did not use notecards; but she told a story, used hand gestures, used vocal variety and had the audience on their toes … Continue reading

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The Ritual of Communication

I chose to watch presentation by Dr. Abraham Verghese on TED.com about the importance of communication between doctors and their patients. I found it interesting that, even though there are new advances in technology at alarming rates, these “advances” are … Continue reading

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Is Violence Going Down?

A speech done in 2007 by Steven Pinker, a psychologist and Harvard professor, was done about violence.  The main point of his speech was to attempt to persuade the audience that violence is on the decline.  His argument was valid and extremely persuasive. … Continue reading

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