Jessica Gimeno lives with bipolar disorder and wants to expand the discourse around mental health. It’s not enough to just receive a diagnosis, she says, people have to learn to live with depression and other mental health issues. In her talk, she shares the techniques she’s learned to help her get stuff done while depressed. Jessica is a warrior who fights five illnesses daily: bipolar II, polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, psoriasis, and the neuromuscular autoimmune disease Myasthenia Gravis (MG). Jessica Gimeno was valedictorian of her class, winning more than 20 speech competitions. Motivated by a friend’s suicide, she spoke to [More]
A nationally acclaimed comic performer, high-performance business consultant, speaker, strategic illustrator and newly minted author, Patti Dobrowolski spends her time focused on new neuroscience discoveries that leverage the power of imagination and visuals to actualize a vision of the future. Dobrowolski works with teams and leaders of Fortune 500 companies and nonprofits around the world to inspire them to create new and different strategies while literally capturing the organization’s vision in a 4′ x 8′ illustration. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. [More]
Ravi Dubey is an Indian television actor who has recently entered into the arena of motivational speaking. At TedxGGDSDCollege, Ravi Dubey talks about his career , his family and the path that led him where he is today. He emphasizes on the importance of gratitude and delusion in a person’s life and how they help you maintain the optimum level of sanity and insanity inside yourself, which in one way or another, leads you to achieve something that is apparently “impossible”. Many can grab the attention but only few win the spotlight. One such personality is Ravi Dubey, a profound [More]
In this candid talk, Manisha shares how she discovered the meaning of life when things went down and how she made the worst situation of her life into a narrative of triumph! Manisha Koirala is well known for her acting prowess and her ethereal looks which easily pull at audience heartstrings. However, what many may not know about this Nepalese beauty is her quiet confidence and graceful strength which have enabled her rise to success in Bollywood and work in critically acclaimed movies with directors such as Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Subhash Ghai and Mani Ratnam. Manisha also [More]
In this epic Talk, Colin O’Brady, explains his journey back from a tragic burn accident only to ascend to the 7 tallest mountains and two poles on earth – in world record time. His idea is centered around mindfulness and how one can achieve anything no matter the circumstances. With special thanks to the UNIVERSITY OF OREGON for presenting partnership, a world class stage design provided by HENRY V, an incredible legacy bound book provided by PREMIER and to the creative digital craft provided by ENJOY THE WEATHER. All of our Partners and event history can be found TEDxPortland.com In [More]
Why do we sometimes have a hard time reaching our goals? What to do when we’re about to give in to temptation? How can we achieve what we set out to do without feeling like we have to convince ourselves to get to work? The key is motivation: with his straightforward 3-component model, Hugo Kehr teaches us how to check what drives us to pursue a particular goal, and how to find appropriate support to reach it while feeling happy. Hugo Kehr is the acting chair holder of the Chair of Psychology at the Technical University of Munich. His current [More]
This speech is bound to motivate you to be more optimistic in life. Listen to Malvika’s truly inspirational life story and be amazed to know all that she has achieved in her life. Malvika Iyer is a bomb blast survivor, social worker, Doctoral Researcher and a Junior Research Fellow at Madras School of Social Work. She is also a Global Shaper from the Chennai Hub, which is a part of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. After an accident that caused her to lose both the hands at the age of 13, young Malvika braved [More]
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Amma Asante is the director of the Hollywood hit movie Belle and found that working in Hollywood where only 0.4% of directors are black females, she has been under pressure to live up to a definition bestowed upon her; one that did not match own own self definition. A passionate speaker, Amma asks us to consider that we are all a combination of many worlds put together and when those worlds meet, progress can follow. BAFTA award winning writer-director Amma Asante began her career as [More]
Follow your passion and everything will fall into place. It is okay to not have a plan. Listen to Mithila as she tells how life happens to you when you are busy planning other things. Mithila Palkar is a popular singer of Hindi and regional languages and an actor. In fact, she is more of a singer than an actor. She hails from Mumbai and born and brought in this city of dreams. Having her schooling and college from Mumbai, she went on to employ the social media cum video uploading site – YouTube. She did her college from MMK [More]
NBC News journalist Mariana Atencio has traveled the world from Haiti to Hong Kong. In her TEDx talk, Mariana tells us how the people she’s met along the way and her own immigrant experience have taught her that the only thing we all have in common is being human. Get ready to ‘get human’ and embrace what makes you different! Take a stand to defend your race: the human race! Mariana Atencio is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, currently a national correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. The Huffington Post called her ‘our Latina Christiane Amanpour’ and Jorge Ramos wrote: ‘Mariana [More]
As the talk began, the crowd suddenly woke up to an aura of excitement. It was a perfect opportunity for the audience to rejuvenate by bringing forth a perfect blend of entertainment. Bhuvan added up – “Agar aap apna passion follow karte ho aur agar apka sikha chal jata hai..to uske pros and cons pakka hote hai”. Talking about the hilarious events of his life, he lightened the environment. He concluded the talk by saying, “Agar apke dimaag mein koi abhi idea hai toh please kisi pe dependent na raho” followed by singing a song “Teri Meri Khani” which he [More]
Ray Lewis talks about how the greatest glory in life comes from the greatest pain.He encourages guests to keep on, never quitting. Ray takes us inside the unexpected pain he experienced in his personal life as well as in the game of football. He shares how he took his greatest pain and turned them into his greatest victories. Ray Lewis, one of football’s greatest linebackers, retired from the Baltimore Ravens after being awarded XXXV Super Bowl MVP and 2x Super Bowl Champion. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a [More]