If the answer to the title above is “yes” then you must read this and if it is “no”, keep reading either way 😉 It’s about a couple of time ago when I first listened to a TED Talk of Ms. Muniba Mazari. I was impressed by her talk and by the event that gave a wide platform to the girl to share her story of courage and survival. That was the time I first typed “TEDx” on the search bar of my google chrome and came up with an amazing Wikipedia’s introduction. I went to the Ted Talks’ website, subscribed there and started getting updates about every new Talk. I watched every talk that I think would be interesting to listen to.
What is TEDx?
For a short introduction to those who do not know, a collection of Technology, Entertainment, and Design stories is what makes TED Talks the most popular and real. TED is a media organization with an attractive slogan “Ideas worth spreading”. It reveals people with great ideas and stories from different regions of the world. TED with a small “x” making TEDx, stands for an independently organized event. In Pakistan, there are many institutes that arrange TEDx events majorly in Islamabad, Lahore, and Karachi. Fortunately, I also came up with one of those. Thanks to Facebook! It was 2016 when I got to read a post on the Facebook page of PIEAS (Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences) University (It is Pakistan’s one of the top ranked Universities of Engineering) about their first TEDx event coming up, I filled an application form for it and guess what? I got shortlisted for attending an event I was always enthusiastic about. Hooray!
My experience of TEDx Event
TEDx PIEAS was an incredible experience, an amazing team of organizers, brilliant guest speakers and great achievers. I also attended TEDx PIEAS in 2017 and could feel luckier. I loved to listen to every success story of brave Pakistanis that day. It gave me so much motivation, sensation, and love for people of every cast, gender, and circumstances. It made me realize the fact that everyone here in this world is fighting a battle but there are some who tends to win it. So, listen to those who have won their battle or are trying hard enough to succeed no matter after how many failures.
Just go for it!
I know it might seem kind of boring to many of you, sitting and listening to a person standing on the stage for fifteen to twenty minutes. But this is what can bring better to you. Just conceive for a second that you are back from your workplace or university or school after a long tough day and you articulate every incident to your mother, father, sister or brother or anyone at your home but they do not pay attention to what you are saying. Wouldn’t that feel annoying or blank? Just give it one try! There are hundreds of remarkable TED Talks you can find on TED Talk’s website. All of them are my favorite, out of which I remember Susan Cain’s, Cameron Russell’s and Noreena Sham’s to be very influential and interesting. These will definitely not make you bored!
Do you want to attend a TEDx Event?
On the last note, if you really want to attend a TEDx event in your city then you need to keep up a follow up of every TEDx event coming up. For that purpose go to TEDx website, search for TEDx events, enter your region and you will be shown by the list of events coming up. Apply for an event by filling a form provided on the relevant link. Remember one thing! stay original while filling form! Do not write false information. Show your interest with your words and if you do not get shortlisted for attending an event, don’t get sad. Try again, keep trying and you’ll surely get one.
Happy listening 🙂