Six TED talks from because I said I would.

TEDxUtica: “because I said I would.”

October 23, 2013: Alex Sheen, because I said I would. founder, was theclosing speaker at TEDxUtica. Alex tells the origin story of the Promise Card and describes the unique mission of the social movement. Watch the video and share the link:

TEDxYouth@Austin: “What all great superheroes have in common”

February 16, 2014: Alex Sheen delivered a new TED talk at TEDxYouth@Austin as the closing speaker. In this speech, Alex describes the single common ability that binds all superheroes together. Watch the video and share the link:

TEDxSDSU: “Why People Suck at Keeping Promises”

April 26, 2015: prom·ise /ˈpräməs/ (noun) – a statement telling someone that you will definitely do something, or that something will certainly happen in the future. In his talk, Alex Sheen explores the science behind making and keeping promises. Watch the video and share the link:

TEDxTAMU: “How to Handle Broken Promises”

April 22, 2017: Amanda Messer will bring you into her life’s story. She will tell you of her father and how broken promises have impacted her life. Most importantly, she will teach you how to handle your next broken promise. Watch the video and share the link:

TEDxAkron: “Altruism Is Not Enough”

June 27, 2017: 75.1% of the population did not volunteer 1 hour to a non-profit or civic organization in the last year. Alex Sheen, founder of the social movement because I said I would, volunteered at a new non-profit organization each week for an entire year. Based on that experience, Alex provides a list of concrete suggestions on how to make the volunteer experience more engaging and exciting. Watch the video and share the link:

TEDxWVU: “The Importance of a Promise”

April 4th, 2019: At a young age, Amanda Messer, Co-Founder of because I said I would, learned the effect that promises broken have on relationships. Her father struggled with addiction and was not good with keeping his commitments to his little girl. In this TEDx talk, she explains how impactful broken promises are to people and what we can do to keep our promises. Watch the video and share the link:

Alex and Amanda give speeches around the country about the importance of a promise. If you would be interested in sharing the because I said I would message with an audience, please let us know!