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LearningLeaders at TEDxChongqing!

March 24

This past weekend, Michael Hauge represented LearningLeaders at TEDxChongqing.  LearningLeaders was asked to send someone speak at the event, which was certainly an honor for us all.

According to the TED website: “TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading.” It supports independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community.”

Coach Mike’s speech was on the topic of Persuasion.  Explaining how persuasion works (which all of our Novice debaters understand!), why persuasion is not something to be feared, and how to apply the principles of persuasion in an ethical manner.

The talk took place at the Chongqing Grand Theater and was given in front of a crowd of 1,800 eager spectators.  Although the talk was given in mostly English, there was a simultaneous translation occurring for those in the audience unable to understand English.  Coach Mike is excited to give another TED talk in the future, but hopefully the next one will be in Chinese!

When the video is edited and released, we will post it here on the News section as well.  So stay tuned!

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