Our favourite inspiring TED talks

Our favourite inspiring TED talks

As applications open for Lincoln’s first TEDxYouth event, 1215.today finds inspiration from artists and speakers on how to deliver a brilliant TED talk. 1. First up, artist and host of TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool, Hetain Patel. Hetain’s TED talk has been watched over 2.5 million times. It’s intelligent, funny and above all, tells a human story. Hetain is … Continue reading Our favourite inspiring TED talks

10 October 2017  // 


As applications open for Lincoln’s first TEDxYouth event, 1215.today finds inspiration from artists and speakers on how to deliver a brilliant TED talk.

1. First up, artist and host of TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool, Hetain Patel. Hetain’s TED talk has been watched over 2.5 million times. It’s intelligent, funny and above all, tells a human story. Hetain is offering to mentor successful applicants for TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool by skype so if you’re thinking of applying, we recommend you give over 9 minutes of your day to watching his talk!

2. We all use our body on a daily basis, and yet few of us think about our physicality the way Wayne McGregor does. He demonstrates how a choreographer communicates ideas to an audience, working with two dancers to build phrases of dance, live and unscripted, on the TEDGlobal stage.

3. McKenna Pope‘s younger brother loved to cook, but he worried about using an Easy-Bake Oven – because it was a toy for girls. So at age 13, Pope started an online petition for the American toy company Hasbro to change the pink-and-purple color scheme on the classic toy and incorporate boys into its TV marketing. In this talk, Pope makes the case for gender-neutral toys and gives a rousing call to action to all kids who feel powerless.

4. Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models – so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.

We hope you find these speakers inspiring! Loads more on the TED talks channel.

Apply to speak at TEDxYouth@BrayfordPool now!

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