Watch Amanda Palmer’s Impressive TED Talk: The Art Of Asking [VIDEO]

image from images.ted.com"We made an art of asking people to help us, to join us." says Amanda Palmer near the start of her talk at this week's TED conference. She spoke about the artist as an entrepenuer, but also about the artist as a the leader of a tribe. Don't make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them.


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  1. As an artist, and as a human being, I’m inspired by her presentation. I was not expecting it to be as good as it was.
    Of course, cynics are saying she’s just putting on a performance and backpedaling from her contrition over asking people to join her on stage. Nothing will change the minds of those who have already decided they hate her for whatever reason.
    Whatever; they’re a broken record, unable to put money 2nd, and she’s a breath of fresh air, thoughtful and thrilled to pieces to really connect with people.
    My only complaint is that if they just gave me $1.1 million, I suppose I, too would find it easy to say ~25,000 fans are “enough”. 🙂

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