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pic.twitter.com/F86q9a57sM— Paul Kedrosky (@pkedrosky) April 11, 2018
Yes, I agree that the excitement about attending the actual conference is not anymore what it used to be, and people are starting to make fun of giving a presentation TED style...
But, the main TED conference, the local TED sessions, and the online library have made a huge change about how people prepare and deliver presentations. And, maybe even more importantly, by showing what a good live presentation actually is, they might have changed the agenda of many corporate meetings. Rather than everyone politely sitting through hours and hours of slides that will never be TEDTalk (next year's budget for example), it might be better to just do a Q&A / discussion.
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