What do learning a foreign language and becoming a TED speaker have in common? Both are about sharing interesting things with others. What counts most in either case is the content, not performance. A TED speaker and staffer from China shares her English learning experience and behind-the-scene stories of TED.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Born and raised in Hunan, China, Lisa Bu has been with TED since 2011 as its Content Distribution Manager. Before that, she spent seven years as a talk show producer and a digital media content director at Wisconsin Public Radio. She’s also a computer programmer, with a PhD in journalism and an MBA in information systems from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a BA in Chinese from Nanjing University in China. An avid book reader and storyteller, she was invited to give a TED talk about the power of reading in 2013, and another talk about her experience as a first-time voter in 2012.