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Common Good Hosts Reception for TED’s Chris Anderson

On June 14, Common Good hosted an evening reception and discussion in New York City for Chris Anderson and his new book, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking. Anderson is the curator of TED, a nonprofit best known for its widely popular TED Talks. Joining him in the conversation as moderators were Mark Thompson, President and CEO of The New York Times Company, and Common Good Chair – and 2010 TED Talk speaker – Philip Howard.

During the lively hour-long discussion, Anderson spoke about some of the major public speaking traps that hinder the effectiveness of many speakers, as well as the strategies that make other speakers so successful. The conversation also focused on TED’s critical role in not only providing a platform for new ideas, but also offering role models to those who may not believe they are capable of influencing the world with ideas of their own.

Click here to learn more about Chris Anderson’s new book. And click here to watch Philip Howard’s 2010 TED Talk, “Four Ways to Fix a Broken Legal System.”

L to R: Mark Thompson, Chris Anderson, Philip Howard

Photos: Howard Heyman