I’ve always found that I get inspired and energized by new knowledge – and especially if it is conveyed by passionate people. I want to share with you some of my favorite TED talks that have thought me valuable lessons – for work and life.
The Happy Secret to Better Work, Shawn Achor
“If happiness is on the other side of success, your brain will never get there.” Shawn Achor argues that happiness inspires productivity, not the other way around. He includes practical tips to increase your happiness. A great talk.
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are, Amy Cuddy
Amy Cuddy talks about the connection between brain and body postures. You’ll get great tips for giving talks, presentations and build confidence. A new approach to ‘fake-it till you make-it’.
Forget Multitasking, Try Monotasking, Paolo Cardini
A humorous short snippet that reminds us of the importance of monotasking in a world that preaches multitasking.
How schools kill creativity, Ken Robinson
A TED classic and my all time favorite. Great reminder for everyone of the multiple types of intelligence that we inhibit.
The Transformative Power of Classical Music, Benjamin Zander
Benjamin Zander is absolutely passionate about classical music and it’s hard not to get caught by it too – and he shares intriguing insights: “I realized my job was to awaken possibility in other people. And of course, I wanted to know whether I was doing that. And you know how you find out? You look at their eyes. If their eyes are shining, you know you’re doing it.”
Which TED talks have inspired you?