Want to write a TED talk that everybody loves? Whatever you do, don't cite the New York Times—but feel free to fake intellectual capacity through liberal use of "Etc, etc", and do use lots of lavender in your slides.
Sebastian Wernicke, an engagement manager at Oliver Wyman and former bioinformatics researcher, did a statistical analysis of all the publicly available TED talks and used it to create tedPAD—a TED talk generator that draws on the common phrases & keywords from popular talks to help you create the perfect TED presentation. Or, alternately, there's tedPAD Black, which does the opposite. Here's my tedPAD Black talk:
Of course, you're going to have to adapt it for teenage girls who like the ocean. Now you're even more amazed than them. So maybe I don't have to know more about the issue. I just need to make sure that there's enough oxygen because otherwise we'd be in deep trouble. I don't understand why this is not recognized in the project so that in the future, we've got all the answers. It is vital to our economy that we tackle this problem such as we have never faced before. Now you're even more desperate for a design I did not know about. Then again, I don't have to know about these things. So that story played out mainly in the New York Times. It mainly revolved around a computer program that has got all the answers. And all the boys and girls that have access to what I can't have. This doesn't need much oxygen because otherwise we'd be in deep trouble.
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While Netflix and Hulu have seemingly dominated the streaming market with their limited selections, we’ve looked a little outside the box and found something pretty great as an alternative. SelectTV combines all the content of cable with the convenience of streaming, and it’s affordable too.SelectTV is an online subscription service that packs an impressive library of over […]