Kiruba begins his talk distributing smiley that could be thrown at hiim people find him boring, puting out some chocolates that will be gifted to active participants and a water sprinkler meant to wake up people dozing off
He begins by speaking about TED – a global movement with a humble beginning as a small conference in 1984.
TED is a non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out as conference that brought together people from three fields : Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED). In the first few years, TED lost a lot of money and struggled to see the light of day. In 2006, they introduced the concept of TEDTalks and gave away video podcasts of the talks at TED to a global online audience – free of cost. Once these talks went online, TED became a movement carried forward by people who saw and shared these talks. Today TED talks have received more than 300 million views.
That gives us a lesson for life – If you give out information, you gain much more than you imagine.