How to start a #TEDTalkThursday at work

I love TED Talks. They’re such succinct, but powerful messages on any topic imaginable. After watching an exceptionally compelling talk, I often want to share it with others, especially my co-workers.

Which is why I started a #TEDTalkThursday at my work this year. With our leadership team’s permission:

  1. I selected twelve relevant TED Talks, one per month
  2. Scheduled one for the second Thursday of every month
  3. Invited the entire staff to join me for a viewing in the conference room

Simple as that.

I doubt I’m the first to have this same idea. In fact, I hope I’m not. This has already been a great way to cultivate a more educated and collaborative work culture in our office.

So feel free to borrow the idea. Here’s the TED Talks we’ll be viewing during 2017

January

The way we think about charity is dead wrong

February

How great leaders inspire action

March

How to start a movement

April

Are you a giver or a taker?

May

The anecdote for apathy

June

What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola

July

How to buy happiness

August

The hidden influence of social networks

September

What makes us feel good about our work?

October

Let’s crowdsource the world’s goals

November

A third way to think about aid

December

Want to help someone? Shut up and listen

Will you create a #TEDTalkThursday at your home or work? What are some of your favorite TED Talks?