It seems like the Internet becomes a more inspiring place every day. One of my favorite developments of the past few years is all of the brilliant people gathering to share ideas, lectures, and presentations — and the video projects that bring their inspiring words to the rest of us.
Here are just seven online video projects that could change your outlook on life:
1. TED Talks
Six years ago, Richard Saul Wurman and Henry Marks sought out some of the most interesting people on earth and asked them to share what they’re passionate about. Since then TED Talks have mushroomed into a global phenomena that’s transforming the Internet into a more electrifying place.
2. Do Lectures
“In a field, in a tent, from a small, clever country called Wales, the doers of the world come to share their stories.” The Do Lectures is like an intimate British cousin of TED Talks. “So each year we invite a set of people down here to come and tell us what they Do…” they explain on their web site. “When you listen to their stories, they light a fire in your belly to go and Do your thing, your passion, the thing that sits in the back of your head each day, just waiting, and waiting for you to follow your heart.”
3. RSA Events
The Royal Society of Arts hosts a public events program in the United Kingdom that delivers over 150 free lectures, talks, screenings, and debates each year. “Our aim is to translate new ideas and critical debate into practical change,” they say. “And to inspire our audiences, from the local to the global, to be a force for civic innovation and social progress.”
4. The Feast
The Feast hosts and films annual conferences gathering “the most remarkable entrepreneurs, radicals, doers and thinkers who are revolutionizing the way things work for the betterment of humanity.”
The School of Life calls itself “a new enterprise offering good ideas for everyday life.” They explain: “We address such questions as why work is often unfulfilling, why relationships can be so challenging, why it’s ever harder to stay calm and what one could do to try to change the world for the better.”
6. Gel Videos
Good Experience Live is a yearly conference in New York City that “brings together ideas, experiences, and thought leaders from many disciplines. Participants are invited to find the common patterns, even in areas vastly different from their own.”
The Good Life Project is a 40 minute weekly web -show hosted by Jonathon Fields. He interviews “people building deeply-meaningful businesses, bodies of work, movements and careers, as well as world-class experts.” The conversations are thought-provoking and beautifully filmed.
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