(Another one? I know. My hopefully redeeming excuse is that it’s finals week. I’m swamped. I promise you this will be the last TED Talk for a while. Though these really shouldn’t be thought of as punishments, as I think they’re quite interesting!)
Musician Amanda Palmer discusses how she learned to build a community by simply asking for it. To her, connecting deeply with an audience is about developing trust and friendship. Here, she explains her reasoning behind giving her music away for free, and the secret to still making money while doing it. Again, I encourage artists to watch this talk. What’s more important to authors than connecting with their audiences? Plus, she’s married to Neil Gaiman – didn’t see that coming.