In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast I talk with Erin McKean about how to give a TEDTalk. She is a lexicographer and founder of Wordnik.com which is the world’s biggest online dictionary. Before founding Wordnik she was the editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. Her goal is to make every word in the English language “lookupable” – including the 52% of unique English words that aren’t currently in any dictionary. She is also the author of three books including her most recent ‘The Hundred Dresses’, a field guide to dresses. She’s been a columnist for the The Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
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Erin McKean ‘How To Give A TEDTalk’ Show Notes:
- Coding Haikus
- Antiquarian Kindle Sellers
- Free Range Definitions
- Anatoly Liberman
- Being an acquiring editor
- The Allusionist Podcast
- TEDTalks and meeting Chris Anderson
- Speaking in front of Bill Clinton
- 100 Dresses