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Can someone please tell us why Yvonne Conte does not have her own television show. Watching her at the TEDxSyracuse University event this week was like seeing Lily Tomlin, Tracey Ullman or maybe even Tina Fey.
Though she is a public speaker now (and trains others in public speaking), Conte was once a stand-up comic.
From the time she began her talk…well, actually her talk began with a joke about a scheduling mistake…Conte worked the crowd like she doing a SNL monologue.
Conte talked about the happiness advantage and how it relates to work place enthusiasm, and eventually productivity. She even allotted a portion of her time for the crowd to literally hold their bellies and belt out a laugh.
All TED talks should be this fun.
“…true leadership is not the bastion of those who sit at the top. It is the responsibility of anyone who belongs to the group.”
The inaugural TEDx event in Syracuse played to a packed house last night and much of the credit goes to SU senior Nathaniel Rose. TED is about great ideas worth spreading, but it always takes someone to bring it all together.
The event, held at the Herg Auditorium on the SU campus, featured great talks from a wide spectrum of disciplines. The post-show event took over the second floor of Newhouse III with virtual reality demonstrations, a live DJ, food stations, informal conversations between speakers and attendees, and a photo booth.
Rose is studying computer science, but he will now also be known for throwing a great party.
The Central New York Police Retirees Association (with some current officers) took advantage of mostly sunny skies in Syracuse and cleaned up the east end of Forman Park today.