TEDxGR2019 UPDATE: After much deliberation among the TEDxGrandRapids volunteer planning committee, we have decided that we can no longer host the event on May 14th. This decision was centered around the importance of creating and executing a TEDx worthy experience. Our biggest challenge has been in generating the necessary sponsorship dollars to ensure the caliber […]
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Last, but not least, the main reason why I like TED Talks? Because they are FUN! There are so many interesting and fascinating topics that I have benefited from by watching TED talks. Watch two of my all-time favorite TED talks and let me know what your favorites are and why! Your brain hallucinates your […]
We’ll make part 5 quick and easy, as I think this video says it all. Judson Brewer’s “A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit” has helped me in how I try and improve myself. What are your bad habits? —————————————————— About The Author: My name is Travis Avery. I work on the marketing team […]
TED talks not only inspire me to think outside the box, they also inspire me to quit my job and chase my dreams. Well, not really, but after watching this talk from Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson’s on writing your own fairytale, it is very inspiring. I work in the outdoor industry and often daydream about ditching […]
Why do I like TED Talks? Because I have an incredibly curious mind. It took me a long time to get over the idea of being wrong. I think that is something that is ingrained in us as human beings. We like to be right and we are made to believe that being wrong is […]
Oftentimes when hosting an event, people naturally reach out to the people that we are comfortable with, and in most cases our “Circle of Comfort” looks, thinks, and believes just like us. Often times, events end up being echo chambers, collecting and reinforcing a narrow demographic, world view, and belief structure. Understanding & addressing this […]