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How to grow from local to global | Egor Zaikin | TEDxNovosibirsk
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Added Jul 21, 2016
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Have you ever dreamed about an event organized by you, which would have reached the heights of space. Literally. Siberian Egor Zaikin didn't only dream, but actually did it. In 2016 his project 'Total Dictation' turned from a local initiative in the middle of Siberia into a global action, which took place in 6 continents, 45 countries, 19 time zones, in the water of Baltic sea & even in space (with the help of astronauts of International Space Station).

How cool is that? But the coolest part is Egor Zaikin persuades everyone can do it. You can do it also. During his TEDx Talk Egor opens three secrets of managing global events. Now the best practices are available & you can discover how to grow your own small project into a well-known event even if you live in a quite place (not under a big city lights).

Coordinator of a global educational project Total Dictation.

The “Total Dictation” is a large-scale event which covers lots of cities in Russia and all over the world. Its main task is to attract attention of the Russian-speaking communities to a problem of illiteracy. Writers, celebrities and hundreds of volunteers work jointly every year in order to manage this goal. The participation is free and everyone who wants to check his level of Russian can take a part in this event. A lot of partners are usually glad to host the “Total Dictation” – and the Faculty of Journalism has become one of the traditional venues.

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