Barbara Ehrenreich - On Optimism from The School of Life on Vimeo.
A monthly series of "secular sermons" launches again this month in London, where the School of Life mimics the form of sermons, with a public-speaking set of twists. The New York Times notes:
Thus, in the video above, author Barbara Ehrenreich, whose topic warns of the dangers of optimism, was preceded by the audience singing "Accentuate the Positive." (Nice way to get the audience another data point to consider about the topic, and get them warmed up and engaged, by the way.) Check out more videos of these unconventional sermons here, on topics ranging from uncertainty to punctuality. Would you try this kind of unconventional format for your next talk?
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