7 types of Ted Talks

7 types of Ted Talks
There are many ways to inspire others. Here are 7 types of talks for examples.  Click on the names to watch their talks from previous years.

#1: The big idea

The talks that make one or two very strong points, and it’s important. Examples:Bryan StevensonOnora O'NeillChimamanda Ngozi Adichie

#2: The tech demo

An onstage look at some clever new invention that the speaker was a part of creating. Examples: Tan LeMarkus FischerRaffaello D'Andrea

#3: The performance

Music, dance, magic, puppetry, or some other performance to captivate your audience. Examples: Usman Riaz + Preston ReedArthur BenjaminPilobolus

#4: The artist’s statement

In these talks, artists showcase their art and explain the meaning and process behind what they create. Examples: Raghava KKLiu BolinAparna Rao

#5: The “dazzle with wonder”

These talks are mainly about the amazement of science and discovery. Examples:Yoav Medan, Marcus ByrneJanna Levin

#6: The small idea

These talks are not about one big, world-changing idea, but instead a very engaging take on an interesting topic. Examples: Mary RoachJoe SmithCharlie Todd

#7: The “issue” talk

These talks expose your audience to an issue that they may not otherwise know much about. Examples: Rodrigo CanalesLawrence LessigRose George

What kinds of talks would you like to see?

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