Archive for Talks

TEDxSMUWomen 2015 Highlights

TEDWomen 2015 was a TED event curated by TED and Pat Mitchell that focused on women and women’s issues. TEDxWomen events are TEDx events hosted around the live webcast of TEDWomen, and will also feature live, local speakers. Our event was called TEDxSMUWomen and was one of many TEDx events that happened around the globe [...]

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Michelle Adams – Applying Neuromarketing to increase our own appeal & desirability – TEDxSMUWomen 2015

What if we could apply NeuroMarketing to better understand human behavior, like companies do with their brands? Our non-conscious mind drives nearly everything we do. Measuring and predicting people’s reactions to other human beings and even products is complex. NeuroScience helps us increase our chances of doing so by understanding how our brains operate. Michelle [...]

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Jasmin Rohman – A Systematic Approach to Achieve Career Success – TEDxSMUWomen 2015

Women are making great strides academically earning almost half the advanced degrees in Medicine, Law and Business but why are a smaller percentage of women than men reaching the top of their professions? Systems Engineer Jasmin Rohman goes into the details of how the “Academic System” and the “Professional System” require four different inputs that [...]

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Lisa Fey – Dialing for Dreams – TEDxSMUWomen 2015

Sharing of my story in how I was hired into the world of Sports Television…overcoming the hurdles of being a college student with limited to no experience and landing a job with NBC…and how I used that learning to get a job at The Coca-Cola Company. Being a woman in sports television in the 80s [...]

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Ann Ranson – No Regrets: Momentum for the Next Generation – TEDxSMUWomen 2015

Getting fired up about legacy may take some effort, but your family and friends will be eternally grateful. Learn about legacy which is the YOU that you leave behind – your wisdom, your values and especially your stories. Join the movement to share a story today. If everyone who watches this TED Talk records and [...]

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Kimberly Davis – What It Means to Be Brave – TEDxSMUWomen 2015

The most influential people and the best leaders are those who dare to be their REAL selves, powerfully. People want to give them their best. But how do you do that when the stakes feel high? How can we be brave in the face of our own inescapable humanity? Drawing from personal stories, from years [...]

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Willie Baronet – Home. Again. – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

In 2012 I spoke at TEDxSMU about my 20 year art project: WE ARE ALL HOMELESS. It was in that talk that I first mentioned wanting to travel across the US buying signs in cities along the way. In 2014, from July 1- July 31, I did just that. With a 3 person documentary film [...]

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Milan Sevak – Why do I need to learn this? Revisiting the purpose of schools – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

What is the purpose of pre-K to 12 schooling? This talk explores why questions of purpose matter – and how our current approach is insufficient – and proposes a path forward for more purposeful schools. Milan Sevak is currently a faculty member at SMU and directs the Ed.D. program in educational leadership. He has previously [...]

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Ulrike Schultze – How Social Media Shapes Identity – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

With the proliferation of social media, we are increasingly engaged in identity work, that is, the forming, repairing, maintaining and revising our sense of self-worth and personal significance. The key question that this talk will seek to answer is “how are social media shaping our identities, that is, who we are and who we can [...]

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Greg Brownderville – How to Make Up Your Mind (Hint: It Involves Reading Poetry) – TEDxSMU Inside SMU 2015

Brownderville claims that poetry can make one’s mind an interesting place to live. He tells stories about his intense relationship with language, his early experiences of poetry, and his dad’s delight in funny-sounding words. Greg Brownderville has published a book of poems titled Gust (Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly, 2011) and a book of folkloristic poems titled [...]

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