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About reading music and hearing books

Listen closely Usually when we think about combining music and text, it’s often in form of an opera. As I am not really a fan of the opera and honestly mostly don’t understand what they are singing about, who they are singing to and why they are singing (I am […]


Trick Yourself Into a Good Mood

Off days – we all get them. For some reason, or no reason at all, we wake up on the occasional bad day and ask ourselves: Why bother showering? Why bother making lunch? Why bother leaving the house? Why bother turning on the TV? Why bother going to the bathroom? So what most […]


Are you ready for an Adventure?

As you might know, our next TEDxViennaSalon event is just around the corner. We know that you love our conferences and this time we have something truly special for you. We’ll extend the TEDx phenomenon beyond the conference format and offer something entirely new – we are taking you on […]


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Exploring the World of Chatbots

Did you already have a productive conversation with a chatbot? This blog post gives a short introduction to how bots have developed from funny games to serious business. Today Chatbots are starting to make an impact on our world. Recently the story of Microsoft’s Xiaoice, a Chinese language chatbot, surfaced. Reports are […]


When You’re Put on the Spot

At times, we all feel like we’re put on the spot. The lights are on us, we’re given ten thousand microphones that we never even asked for, or we simply feel judged from afar. The most common scenarios that lead to feeling a type of interpersonal anxiety include public speaking, doctor’s visits, […]


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Would you start anonymous blogging?

Blogging is all the rage nowadays. People love showcasing their art, passion or personal thoughts in carefully-planned blog posts. However, with a growing audience come growing response & responsibility. That is why more and more internet users have decided to venture into anonymous blogging. Why keep it on the down […]


The African Startup Revolution is Coming

At the TEDxVienna event OUT THERE in October at the beautiful Volkstheater, Marcello Schermer teared apart the usual image of Africa existing in the western society. I had the unique opportunity to speak to Marcello, the entrepreneurial facilitator who turned his life upside-down in order to witness and participate in revolutionizing the […]


The Binary Gender Myth

Gender, Sex, Sexuality. Three different things. Yet, the general public tends to use these terms interchangeably, unintentionally invalidating other people’s identities. Before we get started on the Binary Gender Myth, let’s break down the basics to make sure we are all on the same page: Sex is concerned with your […]


I’m in the weird part of the internet again…

“I’m in the weird part of the internet again…” is a comment commonly read on very niche Youtube videos, hidden reddit threads or any other website that seems out of the norm in any way. But what exactly brings us to these incredible online spaces? Usually, it’s boredom. We start by looking […]


Graham Shaw

Drawing? – Yes, you can

Are you having trouble with memorizing chunks of information? Perhaps even having trouble with accessing your stored information? Then let us introduce you to Graham Shaw, a communication coach from United Kingdom. Graham gave a remarkable speech at our big event about how everybody can learn to draw in order […]