TED vs. Toastmasters

In TED, speakers talk about what they have written in books and magazines or about their work or contributions to the whole society. That is evident in the following two videos.

What explains the rise of humans? – By Yuval Noah Harari

Design and Destiny – By Philippe Starck

That is right, however, and especially in these two talks what is very evident is that no matter what you come from or what you have to offer, we all do think and believe it’s an added value to come and listen. And this is one thing TED and Toastmasters have in common.

When I think about the differences and similarities of both, I think of both as very similar in nature. Both platforms are for people to think and express their thoughts and ideas freely. You don’t get caught or jailed when you express unusual opinions or views.

From the many talks I’ve watched and listened to, I believe one thing is very uncommon, though. People use TED to share life accomplishments and anticipations of the future while, in Toastmasters, we share life experiences as we face it ( day-to-day ). In Toastmasters, we live the success experience with our audience step by step all the way while, in TED, we come to showcase our light.

Similarly, TED and Toastmasters offer a platform to be persuasive, courageous, funny, ingenious, inspiring, and beautiful.

On the contrary, you never get a proper evaluation in TED, rather you may get harsh criticism as the whole world is evaluating you and maybe that’s one thing that keeps putting them apart.

In conclusion, I think TED and Toastmasters are both there to help the billions bring out their thoughts, ideas, and emotions. They help them get heard.

Your thoughts, please.

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