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Creativity Born from Constraints: Larry Speck (Full Transcript)

In this talk, Austin-based architect Larry Speck reveals how architectural creativity was oftentimes born from constraints. From wood scarcity, hot summers, and harsh winters blossomed the elegant, minimalistic themes of 18th century Japan. Hear about how the Japanese dealt with building regulations and adapted to the world around them to produce some of the world’s …

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Your DNA Does Not Define You: Carine McCandless (Full Transcript)

In this TEDx Talk, best-selling author Carine McCandless shares the power of bringing your life into focus and living your truth; lessons she learned from her brother, Chris McCandless, subject of the iconic book & movie Into the Wild. The following is the full text of Carine McCandless’ talk titled “Your DNA Does Not Define …

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Unexpected Meanings of Flowers Revealed: Monique Evancic (Transcript)

Former TV journalist, Monique Evancic, rekindles the long-lost language of flowers. Harness true Flower Power as you craft expressive arrangements for the people you love — and those you don’t. Monique Evancic – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT What does a Cuban baby smell like? Rum? Sugarcane? Cigars? I hope not. We smell like violets. Our bath-time …

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The Healing Power of Reading: Michelle Kuo (Full Transcript)

Michelle Kuo is the author of Reading with Patrick, a memoir of her literary friendship with a student in a small town in the Mississippi Delta.  She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and had worked as an immigrants’ rights lawyer in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, California. Following is the full transcript of …

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Robert F. Smith’s Commencement Speech at Morehouse (Full Transcript)

Billionaire and philanthropist Robert F. Smith delivered his commencement speech at Morehouse College on May 19, 2019. In this speech, he paid off the student loans of Morehouse graduates which reportedly estimated at $40 million. The following is the full transcript [verbatim as delivered] of that speech at Morehouse College. Robert F. Smith – Billionaire …

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Angelina Jolie Sergio Vieira de Mello Lecture 2017 (Full Transcript)

UNHCR’s Special Envoy Angelina Jolie gave the Annual Sergio Vieira de Mello Memorial Lecture at the Palais des Nations, in memory of the UN diplomat killed in a terror attack in Iraq in 2003. This the verbatim transcript of the speech. Angelina Jolie – Speech TRANSCRIPT Good evening. I am truly honored to be here …

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The 110 Techniques of Communication & Public Speaking: David JP Phillips (Transcript)

 Here is the full text of presentations expert David JP Phillips’ talk titled “The 110 Techniques of Communication & Public Speaking” at TEDxZagreb conference. David JP Phillips has spent 7 years studying 5000 speakers, amateurs and professionals in order for the first time in history to detail every single skill a communicator from stage …

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The Dark Side of Self Improvement: Suzanne Eder (Full Transcript)

Here is the full text of author Suzanne Eder’s talk titled “The Dark Side of Self Improvement” at TEDxWilmington conference. Suzanne Eder is a world-class teacher, facilitator and mentor. Suzanne currently authors an award-winning monthly column in Living Well Magazine. Suzanne Eder – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT Please, raise your hand if you’ve – thank you, …

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Hacking into the Secret Communication of Bacteria: Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi (Transcript)

Here is the full text of Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi’s talk titled “Hacking into the Secret Communication of Bacteria” at TEDxAarhus conference. Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi has a PhD in nanophysics and molecular biology. She has developed a tool that can capture and decode bacterial messages and thereby save lives. Fatima AlZahra’a Alatraktchi – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT …

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