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What I learnt from my first Ted Talk | Review

17th November 2017 by naffy

TedTalk Spoken Word Gal Dem magazine Grace Victory A couple of weekends ago, my friend and I headed to the University of Central London for the Ted Talk xUCL Women event. I have always wanted to see a live Ted Talk, I know I am not the only one and there were a few surprises so I thought I would share them with you so you know what to expect if you are thinking about attending a Ted Talk.

It is a full day event 

When I first found out about the event I imagined it would be a couple of hours but the day is made up of about 7 talks, a few workshops, and lunch. It is fun but depending on the topic can be quite full on.

The best talks are usually saved towards the end 

I enjoyed most of the talks but a few of us realised the more interesting Ted Talks are usually towards the afternoon and the end of the event. I am extremely glad I was able to stay until the end. In this particular case, the last talk was a spoken word by the wonderful Grace Victory.

Bring Cash 

There were some incredible stalls at the event full of positive vibes and motivational magazines I wanted to get my hands on but many of them required cash which I didn’t have on me at the time.

Everyone you meet in the workshops is lovely 

You get around an hour an half for lunch, during which there are countless workshops taking place. This is where I was able to meet new people and make new friends. The workshop I was part of was to do with spoken word which requires you to get a little deep. It really nice to come together and share the experience with such wonderful people.

Overall, my first Ted Talk experience was wonderful and I cannot wait to attend another one.

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