The TED Talk that got a standing ovation at TEDx Maastricht 2013:
"Doing the Impossible, Swallowing the Sword, Cutting Through Fear"
I regularly get my clients who have confidence issues to watch Amy Cuddy Power Poses and They Work!
To me the talks by Sir Ken Robinson are so important. The need to fix the root problem for all the rest to happen is the key. It has inspired me to work harder to inspire others to achieve their dreams.
I have two favorites--
and Derek Sivers, "How to Start a Movement"
I have many videos that could easily qualify to be "the best," and each of them feature Michael Porter (Harvard Business School). I find his concepts regarding "shared social value" to be very insightful.
I enjoy this one about leaders, followers and building a movement.
Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?
Jared Diamond: How societies can grow old better
Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world
Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There’s a drone for that
Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity
Greg Asner: Ecology from the air
Lian Pin Koh: A drone's-eye view of conservation
Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling?
Stefan Larsson: What doctors can learn from each other
Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism
Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind
Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?
TED talks by theme.
Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability.Play VideoBrené Brown: The power of vulnerability
Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?.Play VideoSir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation.Play VideoDan Pink: The puzzle of motivation
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action.Play VideoSimon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food.Play VideoJamie Oliver: Teach every child about food
Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar.Play VideoPamela Meyer: How to spot a liar
The one by Simon Sinek in 2009 at TEDx on sales from a core purpose is great!
Without a doubt Simon Sinek Ted Talk - Start with Why - How Great Leaders Inspire Action... I use on a regular basis with clients as I start by business strategy / coaching process. Here is the link -http://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action.html
Simon Sinek's Golden Circle TED talk was really inspiring! Hope you enjoy it!
This other talk by Jamie Oliver has an outstanding performance, about healthy food and sugar!
The first Ted talk that came to mind for me was Mike Rowe's talk about learning from Dirty Jobs:
As one of the YouTube commenters summarized, "DON'T follow your dreams because it really sucks. Find something you can do reasonably well and enjoy it."
This is for me one of the most important ted talks I ever seen.
This Man is so right... Just inspiring
I'm glad you asked this- I'm addicted to Ted Talks too and am always looking for new videos!
My current favorite is Tony Robbin's "Why We Do What We Do"
He talks about the art of achievement and fulfillment and how they impact everything we do. I highly recommend it!
Evelyn Glennie - a professional musician who's been deaf since childhood