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.
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.