TEDx has been 6 times hosted in Tacoma and it is called TEDxTacoma, where x=independently organized TED event:
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. 2 major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference and TEDGlobal.
For information about TED’s upcoming conferences, visit http://www.ted.com/registration
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
One of the greatest things about TED is their so-called TEDx program. TEDx gives communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.
TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently all over the world, and many of those events have separate websites from the main one. Just last month, 72 TEDx events took place in 35 countries!
The Online Education Degree – A Course in Discipline
It is the noblest of pursuits, the want and desire to become an educator. To shape young minds and to inform and influence the future. It is a course of education that requires thought, concern and discipline.
And while the pursuit of any degree requires discipline, the path of an online degree requires even that much more. For anyone who has finished and undergrad degree program, you know the ‘sticktoitiveness’ and fortitude that it requires to get up every day, make it to class, finish projects, complete assignments and finish your degree.Read More
With a parallel career, you can have the proverbial cake (change career) and eat it as well (keep your job).
Begin your career change assessment by taking a career test and then looking at your current and previous jobs. Knowing your personality traits and having knowledge of certain skills new processes and practices, you must have picked up will help you to make a decision.
If you are in a senior executive position, other perks may include: company vehicle, club membership, stay in 5-star hotels, fly business class, magazine subscriptions, overseas travel, attend exhibitions, etc. We call all these your Assets and Skill set.
The first part of your career change assessment is to identify your Assets and Skill set.
Combine this with the comfort of a monthly paycheck and the result is a much less stressful career change experience and a faster arrival at your end goal.Emphasize: It’s easier when you’re still getting your monthly paycheck. Example of how you can leverage your Assets and Skill set in your parallel career:Read More
I come from a school where everyone has it in them to be an entrepreneur. Though my journey to self employment consisted of quitting my full time job before even opening the bar, paying my personal bills out of the change jars I amassed through years of bartending, and living in my in-laws basement for almost 3 years while our business grew, I can fully understand why someone wouldn’t want to jump in head first like that, especially if you have a career you enjoy, serious debt, or you just plain don’t want to be a basement dweller for any period of time. Check also my post on leadership skills.
That’s where side projects come in. The good news is, as a blogger, unless you specifically blog as your career, you are already indulging in a side project. Even if you aren’t making money, taking the time to actually work on something outside of the realm of your assigned daily routine is essentially what a side project is all about.Read More
When you are trying to sleep and you cannot, it is an extremely frustrating experience. Most of us are okay with losing an occasional night’s sleep. However, if the problem continues it can really begin to interfere with your life. Some insomnia side effects include an increased propensity to become ill and a decrease in your overall performance. If getting a good night’s sleep has become a challenge to you, here are some things that you might want to consider.
Chances are, your sleep environment is impacting how you sleep much more than you currently realize. While most people think to make sure that their mattress is as good as they can afford, they often fail to address other issues. How bright your room is, the temperature and the amount of clutter are also key factors in how you sleep. A dirty or cluttered room makes it very difficult to fully relax. Before you go to bed each night, take the time to make sure that your room is neat and free from any clutter. It is important to avoid eating in bed because crumbs can really disturb your sleep.Read More
More than once I have been advised that the way to have a popular blog is to narrow the focus, and craft your writing for a more immediate takeaway.
This is true. Mostly.
People are drawn to read something by the promise of what’s in it for them. People share with their friends because they believe it will be of benefit to them.
That might be to make them laugh. Sometimes it’s to make them think but usually? It’s to inform them.
What’s so wrong with that? Informative is but one style of writing. While I can accept that blogging is a different practice than writing, I cannot so easily toss out so many other great styles and approaches.
Many people who are serious about their writing start a blog as a way to build their platform and reach a wider audience. However, after putting in the time and content many writers become discouraged and hasten to find solutions.Read More
500 Startups is a well-known early-stage seed fund and incubator/accelerator program that focuses on consumer and small- and medium-sized online startups. 500 Startups was founded in April 2010 by Dave McClure with 5 other people and is located in Mountain View, California, United States. This handy infographic summarizes their activities. 500 startups invests mostlyRead More
In part 1 and 2 of this series we collectively looked at the Incompetent, Know it All, Intimidating, and the Unorganized weak leadership styles.
We all know the Micro-Manager. This is the manager who has to be involved in everything you do. These leaders are very detailed oriented, take ownership, have solid memories and a strong ability to multi-task. What they don’t get is that their success as a manager is dependent on their ability to empower their team – which to me, is a prime.
“Micro-Managers” lead by holding hands, not by: providing concrete direction, empowerment, and making good decisions. This is a leadership style that is purely innate, and nearly impossible for one who posses these natural traits to change.
Everyone doesn’t dislike the leadership style of the “micro-manager”, but I do. While I appreciate their ability to assist when needed, I thrive on having the ability to take complete ownership of my responsibilities, operating as my own entity within a larger corporation. Working under a “micro-manager” makes that difficult because they have to have their hands in everything; minimizing one’s ability to be creative and sometimes efficient.
The Micro-Manager Antidote
In all honestly this type of leader doesn’t come jam-packed with negative attributes. To me, they are more annoying than weak. If you are a mediocre performer, then you will consistantly face the wrath of their annoyances. Although I’m a high performer, there constant presence is enough to get in my way.Read More
GED certificate is a designed to help people who didn’t finish a high school getting a credentials that will help them in the future. The GED is meant for adults who never finished high school and gives them the chance to earn a diploma that compares to a common high school diploma. The GED (General EducationRead More
Job hunting is not so easy in the present economic scenario. You could search the job in any place but the fact is the job you want has become a difficult industry which converts the job hunter to stand out above the rest. If you want to land into the job that you dream thenRead More