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How to Talk Like a Native Speaker: Marc Green (Full Transcript)

Marc’s passion is the study of languages, their manifestation in local dialects, as well as their expression in poetry and folkloric song. He has acquired a near-native proficiency in six languages and their sub-forms and has given various musical performances. Marc Green – TEDxHeidelberg TRANSCRIPT My story starts in Moscow. I was 15 years old. My …

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Let’s Protect The Oceans Like National Parks: David Lang (Transcript)

Full transcript of underwater drone expert and TED Fellow David Lang’s talk: Let’s Protect The Oceans Like National Parks. Listen to the MP3 Audio: Let’s protect the oceans like national parks by David Lang @TED conference   David Lang – Underwater drone expert So, of all my childhood memories, there is one that stands above the rest. …

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3 Ways to Make Better Decisions – By Thinking Like a Computer: Tom Griffiths (Transcript)

Full transcript of Psychology professor Tom Griffiths’ talk on: 3 Ways to Make Better Decisions — By Thinking Like a Computer @ TED conference. Listen to the MP3 audio: 3 ways to make better decisions – by thinking like a computer by Tom Griffiths YouTube Video link: Tom Griffiths – Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science If there’s …

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Why You Should Speak English Like You’re Playing a Video Game: Marianna Pascal (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of award-winning speaker and author Marianna Pascal’s TEDx Talk titled “Why You Should Speak English Like You’re Playing a Video Game” at TEDxPenangRoad conference. Marianna is also the Official Communication Trainer for Miss Malaysia World.   Listen to the MP3 audio while reading the transcript: Why you should speak English …

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What It’s Like to be the Child of Immigrants: Michael Rain (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of digital storyteller Michael Rain’s TED Talk: What It’s Like to be the Child of Immigrants.   Listen to the MP3 Audio: What it’s like to be the child of immigrants _ Michael Rain   TRANSCRIPT:  I remember one morning when I was in the third grade, my mom sent …

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Why You Don’t Like the Sound of Your Own Voice: Rébecca Kleinberger (Transcript)

Following is the full transcript of voice expert Rébecca Kleinberger’s presentation talk: Why You Don’t Like the Sound of Your Own Voice at TED Talk conference. Rébecca Kleinberger – Voice expert If you ask evolutionary biologists when did humans become humans, some of them will say that, well, at some point we started standing on our …

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How to Speak Up When You Feel Like You Can’t: Adam Galinsky at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Adam Galinsky – American psychologist Speaking up is hard to do. I understood the true meaning of this phrase exactly one month ago when my wife and I became new parents. It was an amazing moment. It was exhilarating and elating, but it was also scary and terrifying. It got particularly terrifying when we got home …

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Death Like You’ve Never Seen It Before: Joanna Ebenstein at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Joanna Ebenstein – Producer I grew up in California in the 1980s, which was a very sunny, extroverted culture. And I had an interest in darkness and death, which did not make me very popular. I kept dead animals in my room, thanks to my father back there. And I started clubs where we wrote …

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An Internet Without Screens Might Look Like This: Tom Uglow at TED Talks (Transcript)

Tom Uglow – Designer  I’d like to start by asking you all to go to your happy place, please. Yes, your happy place, I know you’ve got one even if it’s fake. OK, so, comfortable? Good. Now I’d like to you to mentally answer the following questions. Is there any strip lighting in your happy place? Any …

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What a World Without Prisons Could Look Like: Deanna Van Buren (Transcript)

Deanna Van Buren – Architect A lot of people call me a “justice architect.” But I don’t design prisons. I don’t design jails. I don’t design detention centers, and I don’t even design courthouses. All the same, I get a call every week, saying, “OK, but you design better prisons, right? You know, like those …

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Addiction is a Disease. We Should Treat It Like One: Michael Botticelli (Full Transcript)

Michael Botticelli – Drug policy expert Twenty-eight years ago, I was a broken man. And you probably wouldn’t be able to tell that if you met me. I had a good job at a well-respected academic institution. I dressed well, of course. But my insides were rotting away. You see, I grew up in a …

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Why Do We Like Sad Music?: Sandra Garrido at TEDxYouth@Sydney (Transcript)

Sandra Garrido – TRANSCRIPT If you are an human being, chances are, one of your primary aims in life is to maximize your happiness. I did a quick search of Google books before I came here, I have found an astounding two and an half million books on the subject of happiness. When we are so …

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