English Stand-up Inspiration Talks
For all you people who haven’t got a clue what all the Dutch spoken Stand-up Inspiration Talks are all about – which is a shame actually, it’s worthwile learning Dutch just to be able to understand what they’re all about – anyway, to make things comfortable for you: enjoy the list of english spoken Stand-up Inspiration Talks, and get inspired!
Charles de Mornay Davies: “Money is the best brand in the world”. It’s even more userfriendly than Facebook! But…. mind you: there is a catch in the end. Watch his talk and find out.
Salmaan Sana, medical student at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, criticizes the medical industry: We should treat people in healthcare the way we’d like to be treated ourselves. Sana is starting a movement, to make a radical change in healthcare. Inspired by a TED talk of Karen Armstrong he’s writing a charter for compassion in healtchare, and invites you to think along. The charter will be presented on TEDxMaastricht in April 2011.
“My story is about trash”, Rainer Nölvak started his StandUp Inspiration Talk. The majority of the Estonian people dump their waste in the woods. Nölvak’s frustration about this got him to mobilize 50.000 volunteers to clean up this litter in just one day. Loads of other countries around the globe followed suit.
TED University speaker Godert van Hardenbroek talks about formula zero: “Racing cars should be driven by ‘clean’ energy”, he states.
TED University speaker Hajo van Beijma about mobile advertising in a social way, in emerging markets like Africa.
TED University speaker Femke Lutgendorff: “I am one of those boring experimental researchers, and I did a PHD on pro-biotics and intestonal function.” Actually, you might want to take notice of this information, because probiotic drinks – like Yokult and Proviva – can be harmful to your health. It all depends on how healthy you are, how your body reacts to it.
TED University speaker Elise de Bres talks about books. What defines a book? She challenges the way we think about what a book should be. It’s about sharing an idea, so: “Just standing here talking to you, could be a book”.
TED University speaker Dr Sanhay Sharma about ‘no silence please’. In lots of public spaces you see signs that say ‘silence please’. It shuts off communication, and possible life changing meetings between individuals. Stories that could be inspiring to people are hidden because of these signs, which is a shame.