We contacted Josh Stinton, Satellite Event Coordinator at TEDxSydney, and asked him a few questions.
1/ My most important project for the moment is:
Community outreach. My role at TEDxSydney is to enable those around Australia and the world to be able to not just stream our event live, but be part of the greater experience along with everyone else at the Opera House in real time.
2/ The person, the creation, the project that has inspired me lately is:
We had a Satellite Event from Queensland send in a picture that children at the event drew for one of our speakers (Tim and Judy Sharp - about Laser Beak Man!). The picture was beautiful and caught the emotion of the talk, through the eyes of a child. Such an amazing experience and I was able to show this to the speakers on the day.
3/ The 3 factors I believe crucial for an idea/project/business to spread are:
1) Engage your broader communities, there are bright minds all over your world that you may not think to reach out to, but please do. Have you spoken to your libraries about your event, or rural children's school?
2) Invest time in others - share your ideas in a practical way that helps turn them into verbs that will empower real change. Theory is great, but even better as a catalyst to action.
3) Embrace the power of rhetoric - challenge the ideas, don't just retweet them. There is an old saying that says when you iterate an idea 7 times, you get a 1000 times better result - challenge ideas to help them develop.
4/ My favorite place in the world is:
Where I'm at right now.
5/ Before I die I want to:
Speak at TEDxBrussels!
6/ Who is your role model and why?
My Mother, she raised four crazy boys and survived cancer. Amazing.
7/ Your favorite TED talk?
The one just given by Tim and Judy Sharp at TEDxSydney this year. It's not online yet - wait for it :)
8/ What is the best thing you have done in the last year?
Tough question - so many to mention, however attending the TEDActive conference was definitely up there!