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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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How to Teach Kids to Talk About Taboo Topics: Liz Kleinrock (Transcript)

In this talk, Liz Kleinrock discusses how she teaches kids to discuss taboo topics without fear — because the best way to start solving social problems is to talk about them. Liz Kleinrock – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT So, a few years ago, I was beginning a new unit on race with my fourth-graders. And whenever …

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change: Talk About It by Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and professor of political science at Texas Tech University. Here is the full text of Katharine’s TED Talk titled “The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change: Talk About It.”   Katharine Hayhoe – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT It was my first year as an atmospheric science …

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Let’s Talk About Ugly Vegetables And Fruits: Mike Meinhardt (Transcript)

Here is the full transcript of Mike Meinhardt’s TEDx Talk: Let’s Talk About Ugly Vegetables And Fruits @ TEDxUniversityofNevada conference.   Listen to the MP3 audio: Let’s Talk About Ugly Vegetables And Fruits by Mike Meinhardt @ TEDxUniversityofNevada     Every year, 20 billion pounds of produce is wasted in North America. These veggies would …

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How Language Shapes the Way We Think: Lera Boroditsky (Transcript)

Lera Boroditsky – Cognitive scientist  So, I’ll be speaking to you using language because I can. This is one of these magical abilities that we humans have. We can transmit really complicated thoughts to one another. So what I’m doing right now is, I’m making sounds with my mouth as I’m exhaling. I’m making tones and hisses and …

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To Design Better Tech, Understand Context: Tania Douglas (Transcript)

Tania Douglas – Biomedical engineering professor This is an equipment graveyard. It’s a typical final resting place for medical equipment from hospitals in Africa. Now, why is this? Most of the medical devices used in Africa are imported, and quite often, they’re not suitable for local conditions. They may require trained staff that aren’t available …

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How to Build (and Rebuild) Trust: Frances Frei (Full Transcript)

 Frances Frei – Culture coach I want to talk to you about how to build and rebuild trust, because it’s my belief that trust is the foundation for everything we do, and that if we can learn to trust one another more, we can have unprecedented human progress. But what if trust is broken? What …

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A Playful Solution to the Housing Crisis: Sarah Murray (Full Transcript)

Sarah Murray – Digital housing developer Hi. My name is Sarah, and I’ve been priced out of the housing market. In fact, I’m one of the majority of my generation who can’t afford a home. And in 2017, home ownership amongst young Australians has fallen to the lowest level in recorded history. So, foolishly or otherwise, …

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How to Sound Smart in Your TEDx Talk: Will Stephen at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Will Stephen – Saturday Night Live writer Hear that? That’s nothing. Which is what I, as a speaker at today’s conference, have for you all. I have nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zippo. Nothing smart. Nothing inspirational. Nothing even remotely researched at all. I have absolutely nothing to say whatsoever. And yet, through my manner of speaking, …

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Help Make America Talk Again: Celeste Headlee at TEDxSeattle (Transcript)

Celeste Headlee – TRANSCRIPT So I am not here to sugarcoat anything for you. I’ve been a journalist for nearly 20 years, and quite frankly I can tell you there’s no way to downplay the serious situation that we’re in as a nation. 26.4% of voters chose Clinton, 26.2% chose Trump, 42% decided not to …

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Nature’s Internet: How Trees Talk to Each Other in a Healthy Forest: Suzanne Simard at TEDxSeattle (Transcript)

Suzanne Simard – TRANSCRIPT The Coast Salish people say, “We are one.” For thousands of years they lived it. But we didn’t pay any attention. Most of us have forgotten that we’re connected to each other, and to nature, that we are one. But nature is not some separate thing, but an intimate part of …

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How Trees Talk to Each Other: Suzanne Simard (Full Transcript)

Suzanne Simard – ecologist  Imagine you’re walking through a forest. I’m guessing you’re thinking of a collection of trees, what we foresters call a stand, with their rugged stems and their beautiful crowns. Yes, trees are the foundation of forests, but a forest is much more than what you see, and today I want to change …

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