“Make This the Best Day of Your Life”: Robert Quinn Speaks at TEDxUofM

May 21, 2013

By: Amy Lemley

Originally posted on the LIFT Blog

“When we tap potential that is untapped, we see things in new ways, and a whole new world of possibility opens up to us,” says Lift blog cofounder Robert E. Quinn.

How do we tap that potential? Bob answers that question in a 13-minute talk at a conference modeled after the famed TED Events, which are designed to promote “ideas worth sharing.”

View the talk here, and, in Bob’s words, “make this the best day of your life.”

About TED Talks and TEDxUofM

The nonprofit TED invites the world’s most interesting thinkers and “doers” to “give the talk of their lives” in 18 minutes. TED then makes these “TED Talks” available free online at TED.com.  Past speakers include Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende. The group also holds two U.S. TED Events each year and one in the UK.

TED established the TEDx program to support locally produced events of similar ilk, prompting a group at the University of Michigan to create its own independent TED event. This year’s theme was “Untapped,” a fitting one for an expert on seeking purpose and prompting deep change.