Who do you look up to when you need a little motivation in life? Most people turn to peers to seek some advice to feel good about themselves.
TED Talks is one medium which can help you enlighten your soul, brighten the day, and wake you from the dead. It is a global community initiated by a non-profit organisation in 1984 capturing Technology, Entertainment, and Design. Therefore, TED. People share their experiences, ideas, and events to inspire others. Spare some time and watch these TED talks to help you find a better meaning in life.
Ken Robinson: Do Schools kill Creativity?
Children are like melted candle wax, they can take the shape of probably anything. It is of prime importance to understand that children are naturally creative and how school limits their creativity. Ken Robinson in his 18-minutes talk explains why we should push children to experiment, make mistakes, and learn from them. All the parents, make notes!
Dan Pink: The Puzzle of Motivation
Career analyst Dan Pink explains the intricate route of motivation in the workplace. He brings light to the fact that traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as most people think. Pink also explains why there is a need to rethink about how we run a business, how motivation works in leadership, and different types of rewards.
Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
Vulnerability is a state where everybody feels insecure and apprehensive. Brené Brown explains the uncomfortable feeling of being vulnerable and how it affects everyday life. She brings emphasis saying people who aren’t afraid of being vulnerable have the capacity to lead a happier life.
Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen
This might be the most useful talk for people working in marketing and sales profile. Julian starts his speech by quoting that human voice is the most powerful sound in the world either to start a war or confess love. He demonstrates the tools of powerful speaking and how can one speak in a manner which will make others not only listen but also believe in you.
Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts
Susan said in one of her quotes, “solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.” We live in a world where extroverts take the spotlight by being social and outspoken. Introverts, on the contrary, are very isolation loving and quiet people who are often misunderstood by the society. That’s where Susan Cain comes in. She explains why and how introverts bring astonishing talents and skills. The talk also explains that the power of introverts should be encouraged and celebrated.
Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar
According to Pamela, we are lied upto 200 times in a day. The social media expert can tell when people are lying. She further explains it is not the words that give it away, it’s the postures, hand movements, breathing rate, eyes, and a bunch of other indicators. Pamela is also the author of the bestselling book, Liespotting.
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
Stress is something everyone deals with every day. It starts with a little lump in the throat and ends up being a tumour in the gut. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal enlightens how stress can be a positive stimulus for a better living. She also describes stress management as an unsung mechanism.
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Taken aback by some of the most inspirational figures the world has ever seen, Simon Sinek brings his TED talk to inspire people. His extensive research spins around the thought-provoking traits of leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Wright Brothers. It is the commitment and communication which can inspire anyone for anything.
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Body language suffices a big chunk for personality impression. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy reveals how ‘power posing’ can affect your testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain which can further increase the chances of success.
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius
The profound writer of the book Eat. Pray. Love has a very unconventional take on creative genius. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how we expect artists to be true geniuses. She adds, instead of tagging artists as geniuses, all of us have a genius inside. The talk is motivating and surprisingly funny.
How many have you bookmarked?