Posts tagged TED

In honor of TED’s 30th anniversary, we reveal the secrets of the world’s best public speakers.

TED isn’t easy. It shouldn’t be. It’s a venue for exceptional, out-of-the-box thinkers who have ideas that they can’t help but share.
Giving a TED talk can literally change your life and your business. Here’s how you can get that opportunity and excel.

1. Passion

2. Work

3. Good

4. Focus

5. Push

6. Serve

7. Ideas

8. Persist

(Via TED)

Kid President: I Think We All Need a Pep Talk

We could all use a pep talk when running a small business or starting a new venture. Listen to Kid President’s pep talk for a heavy does of inspiration. As he says, “You were made to be awesome. So get to it!”

(via Kid President: I think we all need a pep talk | Video on TED.com)

In his now famous TED Talk, How Great Leaders Inspire Action, Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers. Read More

Alexis Ohanian: How To Make a Splash in Social Media

In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale’s rise to Web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants is a shoo-in classic for meme-makers and marketers in the Facebook age.

Creativity and innovation come not from the ideas of our mind alone, but also from some conviction in our heart… an orientation of spirit.
If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.

I enjoy the notion of improv and know the conversation with another person comes closer to the truth than a rehearsed 18 minute talk where, by nature, you are selling something to a group of people. 

(via TED’s Founder on Reinventing the Conference)

I enjoy the notion of improv and know the conversation with another person comes closer to the truth than a rehearsed 18 minute talk where, by nature, you are selling something to a group of people. 

(via TED’s Founder on Reinventing the Conference)