conference http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/12039/all en-US Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Attended a Business Conference? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-have-you-ever-attended-a-business-conference <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-have-you-ever-attended-a-business-conference" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3253532400_a116708b51_z-1.jpg" alt="Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Attended a Business Conference?" title="Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Attended a Business Conference?" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><span id="internal-source-marker_0.15871348738947588">Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-have-you-ever-attended-a-business-conference#comment-547120">Mami2jcn</a>, <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-have-you-ever-attended-a-business-conference#comment-546979">Patrick</a>, and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-have-you-ever-attended-a-business-conference#comment-546911">Brenda</a> for winning this week's contest!</span></em></p> <p>Business conferences are an awesome way to meet new people, promote your brand, and expand your professional network. Many industries have at least one major conference each year and most people can say they've attended at least one conference during the course of their careers. However, there are people out there that, for one reason or another, have never been to a business conference.</p> <p><b>Have you ever attended a business conference?</b><span style="font-weight:normal">&nbsp;If yes, what was your favorite part of the conference? If no, would you ever attend a conference if you had the opportunity?</span></p> <p>Tell us if you have ever attended a business conference and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; one for random comments, one for random Facebook &quot;Likes&quot;, and another one for random tweets.</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:&nbsp;</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below&nbsp;</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries (1 per action):</h3> <ul> <li>Go to our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wise-Bread/26830741467?ref=ts">Facebook page</a>, &quot;Like&quot; us, and leave a comment on this article telling us you did, or</li> <li><a href="http://www.twitter.com/">Tweet</a> your answer. You have to be a follower of our <a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@wisebread account</a>. Include both &quot;@wisebread&quot; and &quot;#WBAsk&quot; in your tweet so we'll see it and count it. Leave a link to your tweet (click the timestamp for the individual URL) in a separate comment.</li> </ul> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, September 10th at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winners will be announced after September 10th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-have-you-ever-attended-a-business-conference" class="sharethis-link" title="Ask the Readers: Have You Ever Attended a Business Conference?" rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us if you have ever attended a business conference and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/"> articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Giveaways Ask the Readers business conference conference work Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:36:41 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 952526 at http://www.wisebread.com Are You Listening to TED? http://www.wisebread.com/are-you-listening-to-ted <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/are-you-listening-to-ted" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://www.wisebread.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4366648752_508a0d9b30.jpg" alt="TED conference" title="TED conference" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Do you know TED? Have you heard the name? No, this is not a reference to the United airline, or my crazy uncle. This TED is devoted to technology, entertainment and design. TED promotes ideas worth spreading. And I am addicted.</p> <p>I once did something foolish. I asked my boss if I could go to <a href="http://www.ted.com/">TED</a> as it seemed like such a cool place to be, full of amazing people and knowledge. I got laughed at. When I looked into it, I understood.</p> <p>TED sells out instantly every year. In fact, getting a ticket to TED is on a par with finding backstage passes to a joint U2 and Rolling Stones concert. This is a place where the brightest minds on the planet congregate to share new ideas and findings. A spare ticket for TED went on sale recently, on eBay, and the price was still rising after $33,000! Make no mistake, this is the place to be if you&rsquo;re interested in where we&rsquo;re going as a society.</p> <p>The speakers at TED, well, they read like a Who&rsquo;s-Who of the most fantastic and talented minds on the planet. Scientists, artists, musicians, philosophers, researchers, mathematicians, economists, designers, you name it, if they&rsquo;re worth listening to they will be speaking at TED.</p> <p>And the people lucky enough to attend TED, well they&rsquo;re first in line to see the latest inventions and ideas from that melting pot of pure genius.</p> <p>But here&rsquo;s the kicker. You can see it all online for FREE. And I mean really free, not a free trial or an illegal download. This is all on the house.</p> <p>It seems absurd that there is no price for watching the lectures and videos online, but there isn&rsquo;t. These &ldquo;ideas worth spreading&rdquo; come from a non-profit organization. They believe in the power of great ideas to advance us all as a race. And that means they want us all to benefit from this collective knowledge. Last time I checked, there were videos from over 563 speakers at TED.com. Some speakers have several lectures to their name. That equates to hundreds of hours of mind-expanding information.</p> <p>And it&rsquo;s the reason it should be at the top of your list of bookmarked sites. It&rsquo;s also the reason you should visit this site every day for inspiration and education. The average speaker talks for around 20 minutes. Can you spare 20 minutes to expand your mind and learn something new? Maybe over lunch, or after work? I think you can.</p> <p>I have listed a few of my favorite talks below. As I have said, there are hundreds and hundreds to choose from, so this is really just a scratch on the surface of the greatness that awaits you. But please, check these out and if you aren&rsquo;t inspired, well, I&rsquo;m not sure what it would take to inspire you. But you may also want to check out <a href="http://www.ted.com/themes/top_10_tedtalks.html ">TED&rsquo;s top 10 talks of the past few years</a>. Enjoy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_ariely_asks_are_we_in_control_of_our_own_decisions.html"><strong>Are We In Control Of Our Own Decisions? By Dan Ariely</strong></a></p> <p><object width="446" height="326"> <param value="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf" name="movie" /> <param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /> <param value="transparent" name="wmode" /> <param value="#ffffff" name="bgColor" /> <param value="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/DanAriely_2008P-medium.flv&amp;su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/DanAriely-2008P.embed_thumbnail.jpg&amp;vw=432&amp;vh=240&amp;ap=0&amp;ti=548&amp;introDuration=16500&amp;adDuration=4000&amp;postAdDuration=2000&amp;adKeys=talk=dan_ariely_asks_are_we_in_control_of_our_own_decisions;year=2008;theme=speaking_at_ted2009;theme=unconventional_explanations;event=EG+2008;&amp;preAdTag=tconf.ted/embed;tile=1;sz=512x288;" name="flashvars" /><embed width="446" height="326" flashvars="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/DanAriely_2008P-medium.flv&amp;su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/DanAriely-2008P.embed_thumbnail.jpg&amp;vw=432&amp;vh=240&amp;ap=0&amp;ti=548&amp;introDuration=16500&amp;adDuration=4000&amp;postAdDuration=2000&amp;adKeys=talk=dan_ariely_asks_are_we_in_control_of_our_own_decisions;year=2008;theme=speaking_at_ted2009;theme=unconventional_explanations;event=EG+2008;" allowfullscreen="true" bgcolor="#ffffff" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspace="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf"></embed></object></p> <p><a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/malcolm_gladwell_on_spaghetti_sauce.html"><strong>A Story Of Spaghetti Sauce. By Malcolm Gladwell</strong></a></p> <p><object width="334" height="326"> <param name="movie" value="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="bgColor" value="#ffffff" /> <param name="flashvars" value="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/MalcolmGladwell_2004-medium.flv&amp;su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/MalcolmGladwell-2004.embed_thumbnail.jpg&amp;vw=320&amp;vh=240&amp;ap=0&amp;ti=20&amp;introDuration=16500&amp;adDuration=4000&amp;postAdDuration=2000&amp;adKeys=talk=malcolm_gladwell_on_spaghetti_sauce;year=2004;theme=unconventional_explanations;theme=tales_of_invention;theme=not_business_as_usual;theme=what_makes_us_happy;event=TED2004;&amp;preAdTag=tconf.ted/embed;tile=1;sz=512x288;" /><embed width="334" height="326" src="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf" pluginspace="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" bgcolor="#ffffff" allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/MalcolmGladwell_2004-medium.flv&amp;su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/MalcolmGladwell-2004.embed_thumbnail.jpg&amp;vw=320&amp;vh=240&amp;ap=0&amp;ti=20&amp;introDuration=16500&amp;adDuration=4000&amp;postAdDuration=2000&amp;adKeys=talk=malcolm_gladwell_on_spaghetti_sauce;year=2004;theme=unconventional_explanations;theme=tales_of_invention;theme=not_business_as_usual;theme=what_makes_us_happy;event=TED2004;"></embed></object></p> <p><a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/seth_godin_on_sliced_bread.html"><strong>Sliced Bread and Standing Out. By Seth Godin</strong></a></p> <p><object width="446" height="326"> <param value="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf" name="movie" /> <param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /> <param value="transparent" name="wmode" /> <param value="#ffffff" name="bgColor" /> <param value="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/SethGodin_2003-medium.flv&amp;su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/SethGodin-2003.embed_thumbnail.jpg&amp;vw=432&amp;vh=240&amp;ap=0&amp;ti=28&amp;introDuration=16500&amp;adDuration=4000&amp;postAdDuration=2000&amp;adKeys=talk=seth_godin_on_sliced_bread;year=2003;theme=speaking_at_ted2009;theme=the_creative_spark;theme=not_business_as_usual;theme=tales_of_invention;theme=presentation_innovation;event=TED2003;&amp;preAdTag=tconf.ted/embed;tile=1;sz=512x288;" name="flashvars" /><embed width="446" height="326" flashvars="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/SethGodin_2003-medium.flv&amp;su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/SethGodin-2003.embed_thumbnail.jpg&amp;vw=432&amp;vh=240&amp;ap=0&amp;ti=28&amp;introDuration=16500&amp;adDuration=4000&amp;postAdDuration=2000&amp;adKeys=talk=seth_godin_on_sliced_bread;year=2003;theme=speaking_at_ted2009;theme=the_creative_spark;theme=not_business_as_usual;theme=tales_of_invention;theme=presentation_innovation;event=TED2003;" allowfullscreen="true" bgcolor="#ffffff" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspace="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf"></embed></object></p> <p><a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/dan_pink_on_motivation.html"><strong>The Surprising Science of Motivation. By Dan Pink</strong></a></p> <p><object width="446" height="326"> <param name="movie" value="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="bgColor" value="#ffffff" /> <param name="flashvars" value="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/DanielPink_2009G-medium.flv&amp;su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/DanielPink-2009G.embed_thumbnail.jpg&amp;vw=432&amp;vh=240&amp;ap=0&amp;ti=618&amp;introDuration=16500&amp;adDuration=4000&amp;postAdDuration=2000&amp;adKeys=talk=dan_pink_on_motivation;year=2009;theme=the_creative_spark;theme=not_business_as_usual;theme=speaking_at_tedglobal2009;event=TEDGlobal+2009;&amp;preAdTag=tconf.ted/embed;tile=1;sz=512x288;" /><embed width="446" height="326" src="http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf" pluginspace="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" bgcolor="#ffffff" allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="vu=http://video.ted.com/talks/dynamic/DanielPink_2009G-medium.flv&amp;su=http://images.ted.com/images/ted/tedindex/embed-posters/DanielPink-2009G.embed_thumbnail.jpg&amp;vw=432&amp;vh=240&amp;ap=0&amp;ti=618&amp;introDuration=16500&amp;adDuration=4000&amp;postAdDuration=2000&amp;adKeys=talk=dan_pink_on_motivation;year=2009;theme=the_creative_spark;theme=not_business_as_usual;theme=speaking_at_tedglobal2009;event=TEDGlobal+2009;"></embed></object></p> <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk"><strong>Hacking Your Brain With Music. By Bobby McFerrin</strong></a></p> <p><object width="425" height="300"> <param value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ne6tB2KiZuk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;" name="movie" /> <param value="true" name="allowFullScreen" /> <param value="always" name="allowscriptaccess" /><embed width="425" height="385" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ne6tB2KiZuk&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1&amp;"></embed></object></p> <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-you-listening-to-ted" class="sharethis-link" title="Are You Listening to TED? " rel="nofollow">ShareThis</a><br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">Written by <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/paul-michael">Paul Michael</a> and published on <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/">Wise Bread</a>. Read more <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/career-and-income/education-training">Education &amp; Training articles from Wise Bread</a>.</div></div> Education & Training General Tips conference development free learn TED Fri, 16 Apr 2010 13:00:03 +0000 Paul Michael 25862 at http://www.wisebread.com