The TED commandments

/ 18 May 2009

I didn’t realize that TED speakers had a list of commandments they are following, but it makes sense. (Although: be wary, I couldn’t actually find these commandments anywhere on their site, so who knows?) Hat tip to the Sanctus blog for including the list:

  • 1. Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.
  • 2. Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.
  • 3. Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion.
  • 4. Thou Shalt Tell a Story.
  • 5. Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers forthe Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.
  • 6. Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thyFailure as well as thy Success.
  • 7. Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness.
  • 8. Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.
  • 9. Thou Shalt Not Read thy Speech.
  • 10. Thou Shalt Not Steal the Time of Them that Follow Thee. </ul>