TED is as a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas through powerful talks which last around 18 minutes. They started off covering topics such as Technology, Entertainment and Design, but through the years TED gained popularity and now covers just about any subject.
At The Prezenter we love to get inspired by a good presentation, so here is our list of the top 5 TED Talks (in our humble opinion), check them out.
TED Talk 1
How Great Leaders Inspire Action – Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek talks about the ‘Golden Circle’ and the great ‘Why’, the engine which inspires leadership. The reason why we love this Talk so much, is because he explains how everything is equal, yet company’s such as Apple manage to differentiate themselves from the rest because they think differently. Simon has coded how great leaders inspire, by using the ‘Golden Circle’ you can get to the hearts of people and make them believe in you. Change the way you think and become a leader today.
TED Talk 2
How To Start A Movement – Derek Sivers
This short clip isn’t to be underestimated. Derek Sivers explains in just 3 minutes how a movement is started. You can take away from this Talk: how people will follow others and how you can get others to follow you.
TED Talk 3
What I learned from 100 days of rejection – Jia Jiang
Ever feel you can’t do something because you’re too scared someone will say no? what about your big dream! But you don’t know how to get there… Jia was a boy in his home town when he first encountered rejection, it hurt him. Jia went on to meet Bill Gates which inspired his big dream. Skip to the future and Jia hadn’t made any progress on his dream. Was it because he was too scared to fail? Tune in to his video and see how you can turn your doubt into success.
TED Talk 4
What it’s like to be a Muslin in America – Dalia Mogahed
Dalia Mogahed delivers a powerful and moving talk about being a Muslin before and after 9/11 in America. Dalia explains to us all how she, like us, weas devastated by the acts committed in 2001. This act had a detrimental effect on Dalia and her religion, bringing prejudice and animosity crushing down on her community. Open your hearts and minds to discover what it would be like in their shoes.
TED Talks 5
Do schools kill creativity? – Ken Robinson
When you were younger, could you; sing, dance, act, draw, or create? Ken Robinson talks about the future, most importantly the kids of tomorrow and education. Ken questions whether the schooling system is right for our children. Creativity is what is going to keep this world innovating and developing, so why aren’t we treating the arts equal to maths? Is the educational system beating the creative streak from our children? We need to encourage them to get up and create, not strap them to a chair and send them into a degree redundant job.
Hopefully this gave you some insight into how we at The Prezenter view the world. We’d love to hear what you thought, better yet, we’d love to see your favourite TED Talk. Tweet us @theprezenter and let us know.