Session 3: 5th November, 2016
This was one of the first planning sessions that I had with my Tedx committee, in the previous session we were split into 2 major committees. The speaker committee and the sponsorship committee. I’m in the speaker committee which is responsible for setting up a date and theme for the event as well as reaching out to speakers in the MUWCI community at large, speakers from within Pune, as well as other parts of India. However, we did not want to limit the speakers to India (it was just a matter of convenience), hence we somewhat agreed that speakers from all around the world were welcome to share their ideas. Today’s meeting was very meaningful, in that we were able to understand the very essence of a Tedx event. Luka, our adviser suggested that we work along the statement, ‘Small Things With a Large Impact’. A plausible interpretation would be somebody delivering a Ted Talk about how a small idea, led to an even bigger business idea that flourished following it’s establishment.
I proposed that as much as we would like to reinforce the idea that a speaker should be well-established in their field of practice, it would be interesting to get some speakers talking about problems that they’ve observed and propose feasible solutions. I believe that this is important because there are some people out there with brilliant ideas, but lacking the skills and capital to commence on their projects. This would be a wonderful opportunity for them to be heard.
We also worked on a few themes, and I proposed a total of 3:
A lotus in the muck: the uglier the muck it grows in the more beautiful it is, the challenges we encounter shouldn’t be a reason to give up and stop dreaming but as an opportunity to learn and to grow.
Crossing the chasm: -in business this means refers to the difficulties companies face when trying to commercialize their product and create a scalable and sustainable sales organization; chasm also means differing opinions, people and or interests, hence in this context it would mean getting past the segregation, inspiring cultural integration etc.
The Little Things: big things don’t just happen, they are all a result of so many other small things that when seem significant when we look at the bigger picture but are worth sharing as it may be a learning experience for others.
All of the themes were to be abstract enough to entice just about anybody around the world to watch the talks.
Session 1: Term 2
I have decided to leave the stream for a more engaging and holistic experience in the outdoor and adventure stream. Below is a link, showing a reflection of this transition.