TED Talk Salon: Great Leaders Inspire Change

Join in our TED Talk Salon for a brain-stimulating presentation and lively discussion. For the curious world citizen, you may enjoy this video-style book club.

This month's topic:

Simon Sinek, beginning as a student in anthropology, turned his fascination with people into a career of convincing people to do what inspires them. Through his struggle to rediscover his excitement about life and work, he made some profound realizations about how great leaders inspire action.

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.


3:30...Watch the TED Talk, discuss in small groups
5:00...Whole group summary/further discussion
5:30...Socializing until the library closes at 6


Monthly, we view a recorded TED Talk (of about 20 min.) from those posted at ted.com. Talks are by a person notable in their field, who has interesting things to say. After viewing their piece, we'll break into smaller groups and talk about the ideas raised (with the occasional tangent! ;-)

Talks are selected because they catch the interest of Rebecca, our TED salon moderator, and are likely candidates for good conversation. (Participant recommendations are welcomed-email Rebecca.)

Please join us!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The subject matter well selected. I'd shorten up a bit the discussion group time. Maybe do 2 talks in a 3 hour setting.

    April 7, 2013

  • Joshua

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation, but I am not feeling well.

    April 6, 2013

  • Ange

    Would love to, but it's my two neices' birthday party!

    April 6, 2013

  • Brad B.

    Skep-Tech conflict

    April 5, 2013

  • Roslynn B.

    Sorry- company coming

    April 5, 2013

  • jodie s

    have an activity conflict

    April 5, 2013

  • Nancy

    Too busy after all.

    April 3, 2013

  • Missy O.

    Hi. I signed up for TED talk salon, but I'm not clear on what it is. What is TED?

    March 23, 2013

    • Mark T.

      The meetup is sponsored by the Humanists of MN and is a way to have stimulating conversations on topics of interest. TED is an organization that puts together seminars and videos by some amazing speakers on great subjects. Check out ted.com if you haven't heard of it. If you like intelligent conversation in a respectful and welcoming group, I bet you will enjoy yourself.

      March 23, 2013

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