Before talking about the event, here’s a small introduction on TED and TEDx:
“Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.” [Link]
I was invited to be a speaker at TEDxLAU this year, on blogging and the Lebanese blogosphere, and I have to say it was one of the most enriching and entertaining events I’ve been to in recent years. I didn’t post about it before because that was the first time I talk in front of such a large audience and I wanted to see how things go. From the feedback I got, everyone loved my presentation and talk but I personally think I could have done better. Nevertheless, I feel bad that I haven’t attended any TED or TEDx event before because it’s a great experience not to be missed. TEDxLAU went on for 5 hours but it felt like half an hour. All speakers were interesting and some of them exceptional!
“Unleash your passion” was TEDxLAU’s theme and it’s refreshing to see we still have people going after their passion in this country and making it all the way to the top despite all the difficulties. I will be dedicating posts to some of them because they truly deserve it and much more.
All in all, I have to thank those behind TEDxLAU, specially my friend Reine, for the invite and the impeccable organization (everything was on time mich 3al lebnené) and encourage all our readers to attend TEDx events in the future.
Congrats Najib, like a boss.
It was a wise decision to choose you, Najib. Quite wise! (I’m congratulating myself right now :P)
Najib, it was great having an overview of lebanese blogosphere, i personally got motivated to be more active in this field
Thanks again 🙂
I am not much of a speaker, but I’m working on it. Even putting things in writing isn’t always easy, for me that is. Thank you, Najib, for sharing your idea and inspiring others including myself! All the best to you!
You did a great job on stage.. you truely motivated me to launch my own blog
Najib! You were truly inspirational on stage. You motivated us beyond our expectations, and I am now motivated to start blogging. Thank you for being part of TEDxLAU, and thank you for this blog post 🙂
hey, Any youtube link?
Najib thank you for the marvellous talk about blogging ! But i kind of have a story to tell you.
personally my friend had set up a blog for me as a birthday gift collected my writings and just placed them their and it was one of the best gifts i ever had. Sadly thins got overcrowded and i had to stop updating it or posting it and the domain name expired and well the blog died
the good part is that after your talk i think i might consider reactivating it 🙂
Thanks a million
Najib, you really motivated us to start our own little blog as a space to express what we really think about things! Thank you
Youtube links will be available ASAP, but the editing process must take its time to deliver a video which achieves “TED” standards 🙂
Please post them here as soon as they are available. I feel bad I did not know about it :/
No worries, we’re planning to have a lot of events this year! 🙂 Najib will post them nshalla. and join our pages facebook/twitter plus our mailing list to get our updates and weekly newsletters if you’re interested.