The production of TEDxTotnes is both inspiring and terrifying. I often catch myself wondering about my responsibility to the audience. As a licensee I feel responsible for delivering thought-provoking, controversial and inspiring talks to the TEDxTotnes audience, be they in the room with us or watching it online from Houston, Belfast or Mumbai.
As part of the TEDx community I feel duty bound to not only provide brain food but also brain relaxation and for me this comes in the form of performance, laughter and a moment where I can watch and absorb rather than watch and think.
A wonderful example of this is Bobby McFerrin’s “play – the audience!” TED talk. It’s only 3 minutes long but if I need to reset my brain I watch this. It’s simple, it’s clear and it’s funny and it gives me confidence in the wonders of the human brain.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.