A few ways to make the world more awesome: A chat with Kid President

Originally posted on TED Blog:

KidPrezBlogHeaderRobby Novak seems like a regular ol’ 11-year-old boy with a big laugh and a tendency to fidget, if you ignore the fact that he’s also a YouTube superstar. The dynamo elementary student started making a series of motivational videos with his older brother-in-law when he was just 9. The videos went viral, and since then, he’s appeared on Today , interviewed people like Beyonce and the President of the United States, and even addressed the crowd at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Chances are you’ve seen one of Robby’s videos, though you probably know him as Kid President. As his alter ego Kid President, Robby addresses the masses from his tiny oval office, spreading the word that life should be a party, people should be more awesome, and everyone should “treat everybody like it’s their birthday.” He wears a really snazzy suit and a red…

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