If yes, I have 3 TED talks for you. TED talks are like living encyclopedias for me. Prestigious experts talk about their experiences and ideas…ideas worth spreading.
I chose the top 3 speeches which made the highest impact on me. You will understand why.
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Have you thought that your body language can impact how you perform at job interviews or tests? Amy Cuddy scientifically proved that there are so called high-power positions which can increase testosterone level and decrease cortisol level. You only need to sit/stand in them at least for 2 minutes. This impacts your behavior in stressful situations such as a job interview. Why don’t you try them out next time before an important presentation or meeting? They worked for me.
Robert Waldinger: What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness
It seems that some scientists of Harvard University found the secret of happiness. They started a research in 1938 and studied the life of 724 Americans. Later on, also their wives and children joined to the study. Scientists checked the participants’ health, and they also talked about their life satisfaction. It turned out that the secret of happy life is not fame or money but blissful relationships. This is exactly what some cultures teach to us, however we tend to forget it. Here is now the scientific proof of it.
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
If you think you are not a leader and you do not need this video, then I am sorry to tell you that you are absolutely wrong! Simon Sinek talks about how to inspire people and also how to influence them. He shows us the difference between the communication of successful and not successful companies and he also explains his idea: the golden circle. If you want to know how to inspire people to action, how to sell products to your customers, how to inspire your team or even children to follow you, then just remember the golden circle: Why? How? What?
My list is obviously subjective. Tell me, what are the TED talks which made the biggest impact on you?