This Video is Every TED Talk Ever

By Casey Chan on at

TED Talks were forever shamed by that skewering The Onion gave them a few years ago, but this commentary on what every TED Talk is like from CBC’s This Is That is pretty perfect.

It breaks down the things that every person does at one of these talks, including the structure of their speech, the repetition of phrases, the movements onstage, the specific cadence they use, the endless graphs they pummel into our brains, and more. It starts a little slow, but then again, so does every TED Talk. My favourite line: “Let’s look at the picture of the planet for no reason.”