When Tim Pearson from RM came to see me last week he promised to send me something. Each year, TED Conferences involve some 'trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses'. The talks they deliver have had such an impact on their audiences, they are now offering them to a wider audience. Each week, they release a new talk, in audio and video, to download or watch online. They say that for best effect, plan to listen to at least three, start to finish. It is a brilliant website and the talks are supposed to have a cumulative effect... Their website is at http://www.ted.com/tedtalks
Tim sent me a promotional video cast produced by TEDtalks featuring Richard St John. The theme was 'what leads to success?' and Richard had identified eight factors...
- hard work;
- being good at what you do;
- focusing on what you do;
- pushing yourself;
- giving great service;
- having brilliant ideas; and
Richard goes on to argue that persistence is the number one reason for anyone's success.