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“How Great Leaders Inspire Action” + Marketing Co-Directors

By: Kara Williams  “How Great Leaders Inspire Action” In Simon Sinek’s TED Talk, “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” he proposes a new approach to marketing and what convinces people to buy into an idea: “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” Consumers don’t want you to tell them what they…

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Everyday Leadership + Our New President and Vice President

By: Kara Williams “Everyday Leadership” In Drew Dudley’s TED Talk, “Everyday Leadership,” he explores the idea that leaders come in all different forms. You may have said or done something that inspired someone without even knowing it. Leaders don’t necessarily have to be in some official role; leadership can happen in everyday moments too. TEDxIndianaUniversity…

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New Opportunities: Salon Events

By: Kara Williams This year, we’ve decided to launch even more events—which means even more TED Talks! If you want more TED Talks or you belong to a club that you would like to bring TED Talks to, then listen up. Public Salon Events First on the agenda is our new public Salon events. These…

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Cyborg, Distinctively Cyborg?

This is the second section of a two part blog post. For the earlier segment, view last week’s post. Written by: Jordan Ehrlich Cyborg, Distinctively Cyborg? Last week, we discussed how humans are ever changing in relation to our history and other species. We entertained a more abstract definition of humanity. Today, we continue that conversation…

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Human, Distinctively Human?

This is the first section of a two part blog post. The second piece will be posted next Friday. Written by: Jordan Ehrlich Human, Distinctively Human? The theme is All Too Human. So what makes us human? How are we so different from other species on Earth? These are age old questions deep thinkers have been…

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IU Dance Marathon and Tabling

Written by: Liam McDonald and Kevin Schmidt The theme “All too Human” undoubtedly provokes a myriad of thoughts. In particular, it seems to spark thoughts about the limitations of the human race. For all of our great accomplishments and innovations, we are a race with imperfections and flaws, just like anything else. But the theme…

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Leah Savion Might Have Taught You Dance Lessons

Written by: Jordan Ehrlich Leah Savion makes you want to get involved with all that has ever interested you – because that’s what she does. Having already obtained a Ph.D. in mathematical logic, spoken to over 150 different audiences around the world, written seven books, and taught subjects from human biology to analytic philosophy to singing…

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Awards and Photoshoots

As mentioned before, for the past few weeks we’ve been contending for Student Life and Learning’s Event of the Year Award. This past Wednesday, our Executive Producer (VP) Chris Podlaski and Public Content Team Lead Jordan Ehrlich accepted the prize of runner up at the Student Organization Awards Ceremony. Aside from this, our Creative Content Team has…

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Human, All too Human.

All Too Human. What does it mean? We’ll get to that. Early last spring, four students met in an eclectic library over wine and homemade bread to decide the theme for this year’s TEDxIU conference. Creative juices flowing, Dmitry Simakov, Christopher Podlaski, Rachael Shapiro, and Kevin Schmidt began the process that would take months to…

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A Nomadic Summer for TEDx Member Morgan Book

The summer closes. Students return. TEDx members return, luckily. Yes, we are glad to be back at school and working to make this year’s TEDxIndianaUniversity conference the best yet, but the summer wasn’t without its own adventures for our TEDx team. As you may recall from this summer’s blog, our team traveled all around the…

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