Talks under 10 minutes (6)

  • Ellen DeGeneres at Tulane’s 2009 Commencement Speech

    By: Ellen DeGeneres

    Duration: 09:30

    Personal Growth

    Brief: A humorous speech with some nice life lessons. Ellen says 'It was so important for me to lose everything because I found what the most important thing is. The most important thing is to be true to yourself'. 

  • A new way to heal hearts without surgery


    Duration: 9:28


    Ted Brief : At the intersection of medical invention and indigenous culture, pediatric cardiologist Franz Freudenthal mends holes in the hearts of children across the world, using a device born from traditional Bolivian loom weaving. "The most complex problems in our time," he says, "can be solved with simple techniques, if we are able to dream."

  • Inside an Antarctic time machine

    By: Robert Lee Hotz

    Duration: 9:45


    Ted Brief - Science columnist Lee Hotz describes a remarkable project at WAIS Divide, Antarctica, where a hardy team are drilling into ten-thousand-year-old ice to extract vital data on our changing climate.

  • How books can open your mind

    By: Lisa Bu

    Duration: 6:16

    Creativity, Culture, Entertainment

    Ted Brief : What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this lovely, personal talk about the magic of books.

  • Looks aren’t everything. Believe me I’m a model.

    By: Cameron Russell

    Duration: 9:31


    Ted Brief: Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

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