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The first person to source $1,000,000 on Kickstarter

The first person to source $1,000,000 on Kickstarter

Amanda Palmer was the first person to source $1,000,000 on Kickstarter to fund the production of an album and tour. She pioneered a new approach to getting funding: “Just ask for help!” In this TED talk she explains how in her early years as a performing artist she learned how to ask for help and…

My favourite TED talk, where do I start?

At the start I’ve got to confess I’m a big fan of TED and have watched a lot of them. There’s loads that I really love, from the very famous ones from Simon Sinek and Ken Robinson, the funny How to sound smart in your Tedx Talk by Will Stephen to the scary (and brilliant)…

The Power of Introverts – My Favourite Ted Talk

I have a strong suspicion that most of us have felt like an outsider at some point in our lives.  I certainly do, and as an introvert, that is how Susan Cain has felt throughout much of her life. Susan talks about how Western Society today values extroverts to the extent that both schools and…

Are you attending TEDxWhitehaven?

Can you believe, at the time of posting this message, TEDxWhitehaven 2016 will take place in 3 weeks? I can’t! This years’ event is taking place at the Gaiety Cinema in Whitehaven on 7th September. As part of our goal to become more sustainable we have chosen to sell tickets to this year’s event. The…

TEDxWhitehaven – one year on

I am wondering whether I am the only person in the world to start their TEDx experience by getting a ticket to be in the audience, only to end up on stage as a speaker? As I said, I had booked a ticket and was really looking forward to the “ideas worth spreading” that would…