Must See TED Talks: Amanda Palmer on the Art of Asking

Last year, I was working at TEDActive and absorbing all of these TEDTalks one after the other. I felt like I had been run over by an inspirational, innovative bulldozer by the end of the week.

This year, I'm absorbing them one by one, on the web, based on the recommendations of friends - some who are in the audience at Long Beach. This talk by Amanda Palmer has been getting a ton of buzz and after watching it I get it.

I've spent a lot of time working in fundraising for candidates and non-profits. There is power in the ask. But people have to care about you, and what you are asking for. In this talk, Amanda takes you on her evolution. It's about trust. And risk. And it's got moments that will choke you up. And moments that make you want to take out your credit card. And moments you know you just have to see her live one day. Check it out:

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