TEDxBillings Fall Salon Event featuring Tim Pollard

TEDxBillings Fall Salon Event Featuring Tim Pollard Civility, Discourse, and How to Communicate with Tim Pollard A sold out crowd recently had the opportunity to hear from Tim Pollard, a renowned author, speaker, and a fantastic presenter. Tim customized his talk for our most recent salon event, and encouraged us to pay attention to how […]

The Power of Saying “Yes” in Your Life

Learning to Say Yes to Hidden Opportunities In our overstimulated, overworked, and overindulged lives, there’s a huge movement to say “No” to requests for your time.  There are books about it, TED talks about it, and life coaches around the world pride themselves in their online courses that teach people how to say “NO” so […]

Collaboration Leads to Results… When Done Right

All Collaboration and no Contemplation Stalls Productivity Here at TEDxBillings, we’re all about the collaboration. It’s bringing people together, sharing ideas, and creating a community that is better for everyone. That collaboration is essential to helping others know about those ideas worth spreading.  And we have to get together to find the right people to […]

Ideas Can Only Grow When You Spread Them

Why an Idea Can’t be Locked Up Forever I have a shelf over my computer monitors.  It’s mostly full of little knickknacks that remind of events, pictures of family, and a couple other useful items. Right in the middle of the shelf, however, is a pinecone.  Actually, it’s a redwood cone, but that’s not important. […]


We are All Experts in Something There’s a quote that is often attributed to Albert Einstein that says, “Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”  The truth is that my main man Albert never […]


You Know of TED Talks, Right? Ted, a name that is short for Theodore, has nothing to do with TED, a name which is short for Technology, Entertainment, Design. Now that we’ve cleared that up, there have been speakers at TED Talks with the name Ted; a way to throw a little confusion into the […]

The Secret to Living a Happy and Fulfilled Life

An Insider’s Guide to the Good Life You would be hard pressed to find someone that doesn’t want to live a happy and fulfilled life. But it seems that it’s getting harder and harder to find people who can genuinely say that they are living a happy and fulfilled life. So what gives?  If everyone […]

Where do You Find Your Inspiration?

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What’s the Idea Behind Ideas Worth Spreading? Have you ever heard something that was so astounding that you couldn’t wait to tell someone about it? Or perhaps it was just a profound new way of thinking about life, the world, society, the number 42, technology, entertainment, or design? These a-ha! ideas come at us quickly, […]