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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Chrystie Hill (full bio below) TEDxColumbus 2009 speaker shares her favorite talks.

 

1. Will Hewett: Singing yourself Alive

 

2. Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

 

3. William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind

 

4. Larry Lessig: Laws that choke creativity

 

5. Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

 

Chrystie Hill is a librarian, writer, and community builder. After a short stint at the Seattle Public Library, she started It Girl Consulting, a small venture that helps libraries use online tools to build communities online. In 2003, Chrystie joined OCLC where she serves as the Director of Community Services for WebJunction. Chrystie is a frequent presenter at library meetings and conferences, and her articles have appeared in JASIST, Library Journal, American Libraries, and RUSQ. In 2007, Chrystie was nominated as a Library Journal Mover and Shaker and Inside, Outside, and Online: building your library community was published by ALA Editions in 2009. Chrystie’s undergraduate degree is in Biology and Psychology, she holds a Master of Arts in History from Sarah Lawrence College, and her MLIS is from the University of Washington, Seattle. Chrystie was a 2009 TEDxColumbus speaker.

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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Matthew Dyer (full bio below) TEDxColumbus enthusiast shares his favorite talks.

1. Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks

 

2. Barry Schwartz: Our loss of wisdom

 

3. Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong

 

4. Evelyn Glennie: How to truly listen

 

5. Susan Willeke: The good side of bias

 

Matthew R. Dyer has over 12 years of Human Resources experience and joined the State of Ohio in 2005. He has served in various HR capacities for different state agencies, including the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, which awarded him 2007 Employee of the Year.

Matthew holds dual Bachelor degrees and is a graduate of United Way of Central Ohio’s Pride Leadership Cycle 5. He is a Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus board member at-large, President-Elect of the State of Ohio Training Association, and his creativity earned him 4th place in an international presentation design contest.

Matthew currently serves as Head, Employee Services at the State Library of Ohio. Not generally recognized for being prompt, Matthew is often reminded that he may be a Head, but he’s usually 15 minutes behind.

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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Allyson Kuentz, our former TEDxColumbus Event Coordinator shares her favorite talks.

 

1. Shane Koyczan: “To This Day” … for the bullied and beautiful

 

2. Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

 

3. Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter …

 

4. Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

 

5. Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Brian Roche (full bio below) TEDxColumbus 2012 speaker shares his favorite talks.

 

1. Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education

 

2. Theresa Flores: Find a Voice with Soap

 

3. Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight

 

4. Terrell Strayhorn:Inalienable Rights: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Belonging

 

5. Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

 

Brian Roche, Ph.D., is a board certified toxicologist with more than 15 years of experience in cardiovascular, respiratory and CNS safety pharmacology research and is currently the manager of Battelle’s safety pharmacology research group. His research has focused on toxicological and pharmacological evaluations, including QT interval assessments, of drug candidates that are advancing to the Food and Drug Administration’s Initial New Drug application and clinical studies. Additionally, Brian is the technical lead for development of predictive and translatable model systems to investigate drug-induced cardiac injury.

Batelle Safety Pharmacologist, Brian Roche outlines his case that surviving chemotherapy for cancer treatment has consequences.  For up to 15% of patients receiving chemo, there is irreversible cardiac damage. Brian was a 2012 TEDxColumbus speaker.

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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Randy Nelson (full bio below) TEDxColumbus 2011 speaker shares his favorite talks.

1. Theresa Flores: Find a Voice with Soap

 

2. Claudia Kirsch: Hitchhikers Beware

 

3. Jessica Hagy: So you think you are interesting?

 

4. Gary Wenk: Long life depends on this

 

5. The Salty Caramels: Live performance

 

Randy J. Nelson is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at The Ohio State University Medical Center. He holds the Dr. John D. and E. Olive Brumbaugh Chair in Brain Research and Teaching.  Dr. Nelson also holds joint appointments as Professor of Psychology and Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology. OSU. Nelson earned his AB and MA degrees in Psychology in at the University of California at Berkeley. He earned a PhD in Psychology, as well as a second PhD in Endocrinology simultaneously from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Nelson then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in reproductive physiology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Nelson served on the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University from 1986 until 2000 where he was Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He joined the faculty at OSU in the fall of 2000.

Nelson has published over 300 research articles and several books describing studies in seasonality, behavioral endocrinology, biological rhythms, stress, immune function, sex behavior, and aggressive behavior. His current studies examine the effects of light at night on metabolism, mood, inflammation, and behavior.

Nelson has been continuously funded since 1984.  He has been elected to Fellow status in several scientific associations including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and the Animal Behavior Society. Nelson has served on many federal grant panels and currently serves on the editorial boards of six scientific journals.  He was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award at OSU in 2006, as well as the University Distinguished Lecturer, and the OSU Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2009. Nelson was a 2011 TEDxColumbus speaker.

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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Janice Rapp a TEDxColumbus enthusiast shares her favorite talks.

1. Suzanne Beachy: What’s next for the truth

 

2. Megan Jones: Making history

 

3. Theresa Flores: Find a voice with soap

 

4. David Burns: Heartache of education

 

5. Frederick Ndabaramiye:A brighter future than past

 

 

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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Phil Cogley AKA “The Saturday Giant” (full bio below) TEDxColumbus 2010 performer shares his favorite talks.

1. Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong

2. Suzanne Beachy: What’s next for truth?

3. Matt Slaybaugh: Finally, this is for you

4. Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box

5. Michael Wilkos: Surprise, it’s Columbus 2.0!

 

After a period of experimentation with a variety of recording techniques and instrumentation, and amidst a one year sojourn in Pittsburgh, Cogley set to work writing and recording his debut effort, a concept album titled You’ve Heard of Dragons. The Album posits the hypothetical scenario of world domination by malevolent reptilian humaniods (say that three times fast!) as a way of grappling with war, natural disasters, and the end of the world. Phil was a 2010 TEDxColumbus performer.

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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Maryanna Klatt (full bio below) TEDxColumbus 2011 speaker shares her favorite talks.

1. Paul Zak: Trust, morality — and oxytocin?

 

2. Terri Wahl: Minding your Mitochondria

 

3. Brené Brown: Listening to shame

 

4. Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine?

 

5. Dr. Mimi Guarneri: Shifting the Healthcare Paradigm

 

Maryanna Klatt, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor, in the College of Medicine at Ohio State University, teaching undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, and Family Medicine Residents. The focus of her teaching, research and practice is Integrative Medicine, which is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by scientific evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches to achieve optimal health and healing. She created and directs an interdisciplinary minor at OSU, Integrative Approaches to Health and Wellness. Her students are the health care providers of tomorrow and she is energized by their commitment to understanding the whole person of the patient. Teaching has been a source of joy in her life.

Dr. Klatt’s research focus has been to develop and evaluate feasible, cost-effective ways to reduce the risk of stress-related chronic illness, for both adults and children. Trained in Mindfulness and a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, she combines these two approaches in a unique approach to stress prevention/reduction. Her adult Mindfulness-Based Intervention, Mindfulness in Motion, is delivered at the worksite, while the program for children, Fuel for Learning is a classroom based intervention. Both programs combine yoga, mindfulness, and relaxing music, yielding stress reduction, increased quality of sleep, and improvements in problem behavior often related to stress in children. She has published several articles and book chapters, and has presented her work at national and international scientific conferences. Dr. Klatt believes that we can get more out of life by slowing down, reorienting each day to what is most essential in life. Mindfulness is the art of being present for one’s life- and all it has to offer. It is a self regulatory skill that can be learned. Mindfulness teaches people how to become aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body, without judgment. It exposes stress as the result of our response to life events (big and small) and places stress reduction within the individual- the most local of levels. Dr. Klatt believes that there is an unexplored mine of low cost, high yield movement and meditation practices that have broad pragmatic value. Her goal is to expose people to mindfulness, yoga, and breathing techniques that can be done during the day, in the environment in which they spend their day, helping them achieve the life and balance that they desire.

Maryanna and her husband Bill, an Appellate Judge on the 10th District Court of Appeals, have three grown children, Will (25), Anna (22), and Joseph (19) who are the best mindfulness teachers one could ever imagine. They are each passionate about life and want to leave the world a better place than they found it. Having a healthy marriage and parenting their children in tandem, have been the central foci of Maryanna and Bill’s personal and professional journeys, taken together. This is the central joy of her life. Maryanna was a 2011 TEDxColumbus Speaker

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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Christian Adams (full bio below) TEDxColumbus enthusiast shares his favorite photos from TEDxColumbus over the past five years.

 

 

Photography has come a long way since the early days of George Eastman’s democratization of the medium. There has been no less then three major paradigm shifts in the way we use it to tell a story. Over the long history of the medium photographs… …no, great photographs as mass communications tools have captured poignant single events, moments in time, that have shaped culture and history. While it has been editorialized good or bad in recent years with help from artificial sources they quickly distill and evoke emotion with little or no need for explanation. Regardless of use we document these events to remember and help us to never forget. Here are five of my favorite photographs captured from TEDxColumbus years past that help sum up why I love going every year:

 This is the question we face after an inspiring event like TEDxColumbus is over. It is great to have progressive ideas, but actually implementing change for a better community and society when returning to work.

 

 

There are people like me who feel comfortable being behind the camera and then those that use talent and passion to shine in front of it. Young people who make opportunities to use a platform like TEDxColumbus take chances and leave everything on the floor to let the audience decide and or be blown away constantly inspire me.

 

 

Capturing a healthy sense of wonderment means you are doing something right. It is that spark we all hope for to get the wheels turning and starting something new, brainstorming conversations or building buzz. Getting people excited about getting involved in whatever they are passionate about over the routine.

 

 

The TEDxColumbus crowd is a special group of people. Whether or not you are a person of secular faith TEDxColumbus is a communal event in its own way. Varied backgrounds with varying lens perspective, but always open minded to learning something new from others with different life experiences.

 

 

I’m a big fan of metaphors and clichés, because they’ve stood the test of time for a reason. In this case I’ve never been of being politically correct because it takes so much energy and effort. The juxtaposition of being a rebel to social norms has always been something I have found attractive. Life is too short to worry about the small stuff.

 

Bonus:

At the end of the day it is about working hard, fulfilling one’s life dreams, providing for the family and doing it in an authentic and ethical way. Art and business can coexist in a sustainable model even if it takes a few generations. The question you have to ask yourself is what will you be known for when it is all said and done? What legacy will you leave?

 

Christian Adams is a well respected marketing communications professional, author, speaker, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience as the result of a hobby that turned into a passion. Christian has been featured several online publications including Hubspot and has worked with some of the world’s most respected technology brands. His comprehensive expertise span from traditional media across to digital strategy, experience design, social marketing, digital commerce, mobile strategy, and search marketing.

As the Chief Hat Wearer at Sigma Creative he helps businesses analyze, craft and improve their marketing message for distribution to digital platforms and channels. Christian has worked with several startups and established businesses to help create a web presence as well as producing various multimedia marketing collateral that are aimed at a client’s target market. In his free time, Christian is an avid book reader and a history buff interested in everything that has to do with multicultural and sociopolitical issues.

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We’ve invited our past TEDxColumbus speakers and other friends to give us their top five favorite talks to in turn, share with you, for our Friday Favorites blog series.

This week, Suzanne Beachy (full bio below) TEDxColumbus 2010 speaker shares her favorite talks.

Jake Shimabukuro: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Robert Gupta: Music is medicine, music is sanity

Sebastian Wernick: Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks)

Eleanor Longden: Learning from the voices in my head

Elizabeth Gilbert:Your elusive creative genius

A mom since 1980, Suzanne Beachy began packing school lunches for her son Jake in 1986. Twenty-four years later, she is still packing school lunches for her young kids, Natalie and Collin. In addition to the usual mommish duties of cleaning up messes and attending to the needs of young digestive systems, Suzanne has worked for pay as a music librarian, bass player, stage hand, professional letter writer and copy editor, and as a partner in her husband Tim’s building business. Suzanne was a TEDxColumbus 2010 speaker.

 

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