Today’s #bloglikecrazy writing prompt is a fun one – favorite TED Talk. I learned about TED Talks when I moved back to Alabama a few years ago. I was fascinated and intrigued by this “Ted” that everyone kept referring to; I had to meet him. Ha! TED Talks, if you aren’t aware, are basically smallish type talks that presenters give at TED conferences and salons around the world sharing their ideas, knowledge, or just anything interesting. The idea behind TED is “ideas worth spreading” and TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. They’ve taken the world by storm and people are addicted to these things now…my husband included. They are usually highly entertaining and informative.
My favorite TED Talk was shared with me by said hubby. He loves watching TED Talks and knew I would enjoy this one. It’s from Charlie Todd, the creator of Improv Everywhere, a prank-based troupe out of New York City that likes to “cause a scene in a public place resulting in a positive experience” wherever and whenever. I love that they bring smiles to people in most anything they do. They remind me a lot of Soul Pancake.
This is a great talk in that he shows his first prank, the reactions, and then goes on to show bigger, more awesome pranks – always with the intent to make people smile and share the story. My favorite is the subway segment because it was easy and made a lot of people smile.
I have often wanted to do a “Free Hugs” campaign. I first saw one on the National Mall in D.C. and immediately jumped on board. I would love love love to live my life doing things like Free Hugs campaigns, high fiving everyone at Starbucks in the mornings, or the ultimate….”Take a Seat – Make a Friend?” maybe in 5 Points South or in the middle of the UAB district which is bustling at lunch time (I’ve seriously scoped these locations out specifically for this purpose).
What would you do to bring smiles to folks?
Enjoy the video below and until tomorrow dear friends…………
Find peace inside.