Ted Tuesdays - How to Start a Movement by Derek Sivers
Derek Sivers on How to Start a Movement
In this episode of the Feel Good English Podcast, we have another Ted Tuesday lesson and I chose this really cool,
fun, short video called “How to Start a Movement” by Derek Sivers.
Derek Sivers is a very successful tech entrepreneur and writer, and a very interesting guy in general.
The short TedTalk goes through a Youtube video that went viral about a dude who got up out of the crowd and started dancing on his own.
Become more fluent in English from Ted Talks on the Feel Good English podcast.
- Leaders are often “over-glorified”
- It’s the first “follower” who usually starts the movement, which then makes it more acceptable for other followers to join in as well
- Don’t think you always have to be “first.” Having the courage to follow someone who is doing something unique can leave a big impact
- To have guts: is to have courage
- To stand out: to call attention to one’s self, different,
to stand out from the crowd.
- Role: a part one plays in a group
- Nut: an informal term for a crazy person
- Emulate: to copy or imitate someone’s likeness
- Tipping point: when an action or something happens that has an
impact on the future output or behavior of things or events.
- In crowd: the popular crowd, clique
What did the peanut say to the elephant?
Nothing. Peanuts can’t talk.
- How to Start a Movement by Derek Sivers: https://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement/transcript?language=en
- Derek Sivers: https://sivers.org/