Sallyann Tingle – Marketing and Communication
Who are you and what do you do for TEDxEastEnd?
My name is Sallyann Tingle. I am currently a Masters student at the LSE and a former Global Product Developer for The Body Shop. I am on the Marketing and Communications team for TEDxEastEnd. We craft the story of our journey to the flagship event in 2017 and communicate it across all social media and PR channels. We are also working on some creative community projects with the wider team.
What drew you to TEDxEastEnd? What is your favorite thing about TEDxEastEnd? What has been your experience highlight of working with TEDxEastEnd?
The mission to spread the best ideas in the world. Our lives have become so cluttered with noise and content that it’s sometimes hard to stop, listen and think about what’s really important. TEDx makes it easy by simplifying the complexity of our world. It’s like the modern campfire for the digital age, it brings people together.
I went to TEDxEastEnd 2016 and was exhilarated by the stories told. East London is so artistic and open-minded and I loved how they drew inspiration from that way of being. I wanted to contribute to their great work in any way possible. The best thing so far has been being part of a community of like-minded people who believe in a better world and who are taking action! Together, we have purpose. 🙂
What is your favorite TED talk and why?
My favourite TED talk is Amy Cuddy’s “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are”. As a social science student, I am familiar with the skepticism surrounding the applicability of academia in the real world. Amy busts this myth and shows how we can all benefit by applying insights and actions in our daily lives. She’s vulnerable and powerful at the same time. What a badass!
If you had to speak at TEDxEastEnd 2017, what would be your story?
If I had to speak at a TEDx it would might be around the topic of education. I visited Green School in Bali this Summer after watching John Hardy’s TED talk and I was very inspired. It’s an international school in the Balinese jungle, where learning about sustainability, art and yoga is as important as traditional academic subjects. The kids are inspired to be entrepreneurs, green leaders and well-rounded, playful people. They are even encouraged to give their own TED style talks! I would love to shake up curriculums around the world. A holistic approach is the best way to prevent disease and ensure the health and success of future generations.