TED talks are short talks where thought leaders on a particular issue share the research and ideas which produce an often unconventional insight about that issue. Although the talks were originally in the areas of technology, entertainment, and design, they’ve since expanded to include talks in pretty much every area imaginable. I really enjoy the talks and recommend that you check out a few on the TED website.
However, although the insights which result from each talk may be unconventional, the structure of each talk is quite conventional. And this predictable structure means that TED talks can be parodied.
For this parody to be meaningful, I first recommend that you watch a few actual TED videos if you haven’t done so already. Then watch the parody below.
Also published on Medium.