If you just want to feel more inspired today or simply get a new perspective on a certain topic, prepare a strong cup of coffee, two hours and leave the 10 inspiring TED presentations to make your day a little bit more exciting.
It may seem strange to you, but the great minds also need a verbal motivation that hides unsuspected power to unlock the human consciousness. We shouldn’t forget, but to remind ourselves more often that words have unlimited power and can change our lives.
We all live in a world where everything is changing rapidly and have a huge impact on us at the subconscious level. That’s why I’ve prepared 10 of the most inspiring presentations of renowned lecturers, whose words continue to inspire millions of people every day.
Get comfortable, relax and prepare to hear some of the most inspiring and curious people in the world. I’m sure there’s something you can get from every single video and I promise you that it will be beautiful, useful and inspiring.
Simon Sinek – How the great leaders inspire us
Besides from being the author of the classics “Start with why:” How great leaders inspire everyone to take action?”, Simon Sinek also uncovers some remarkable communication models that are extremely useful for making good strategic decisions. In this presentation, Sinek shares an interesting perspective on the study of human relationships, his study of the “Golden Circle” – a model based on biological reasons, and why inspires our successful leaders and companies.
Tony Robbins – Why we do what we do
Tony Robbins is the man with one of the most famous smiles in the world. He has turned his book of self-motivation, into a bestseller and managed to fill up the 10,000-person seat on his three-day seminars every time. Robbins’ experience is extremely rich. His clients are very different people – from the executive directors of global companies to Olympic athletes, who he has helped to develop their full potential. Tony Robbins thinks that we all have the ability to have a positive influence on the world, and it is up to us, as individuals, to overcome our fears, in order to succeed.
Seth Godin – How to get your ideas to spread
In 1980s Seth Godin worked as a manager in a software company. A few years later, he founded Yoyodyne, which is one of the first company for direct marketing. What makes his idea so interesting that in 1998 the giant Yahoo!, wants to buy his company? Sharing ideas. According to Godin, each company has to rethink how to reach their customers’ idea. Associated of same ideas and interests is a good way of communication. Quidoo.com was founded in 2005 – this is a web platform where users can share connections and information of an idea, which attaching them and they can share between their selves.
Cameron Herold – Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs
Lector of this presentation is Cameron Herold. For over 20 years he teaches entrepreneurs from different businesses on five continents. He founded BackPocket COO, which advises starts-up “funny” companies to realize their dreams successfully. Like he says:” Begin to create the connection between other entrepreneurs, who understand your passion and don’t make you feel guilty for that you pursued it.”
Susan Cain – The power of introverts
Susan Cain is an ex-corporation lawyer and consulting of negotiations in the rough atmosphere of Wall-Street. She always brings a book with her no matter where she is. She loves to hang out with a lot of people, but she secretly prefers to take dinner quietly and to read books from her granddaddy’s library. She finds a peaceful place in the noisy world and defined herself as an extrovert. Even me, who was born introvert, but most of the people who don’t know me well, they would define me as an extrovert. I know how hard is to push up yourself, to get out of your zone of comfort. And to live in a world where encouraging the extrovert behavior, backing away from your identity.
Susan begins to explore herself when she is a little girl and notice different interests. She is an author of: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”, where she wrote that at least one-third of the population are introverts. But how to define ourselves, like an introvert or an extrovert? How this changes our ideas, move our world and control our actions?
Gandhi, Buddha, Darwin, Moses, Lincoln, Steve Wozniak, Eleanor Roosevelt and many other people who managed to contribute to the development of the world. Actually, they are introverts and Susan Cain has a magnetic explanation for that.
Steve Keil – A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond
Steve Keil – the motivator, who chose Bulgaria! He teaches at the American college and the University of Sofia, and loves his job. He adores Bulgaria and values the history, the culture and our inheritance. But he notices some problems in the country and not only. Keil things that business leaders are responsible for creating the present social environment. According to Steve, to be free and to be more productive, we have to look into the child inside us. In 2017 I have the opportunity to be part of the presentation of Steve live. I can tell that he is as much charismatic and motivating personality, as you can find it in the video. Listen to what the manifesto of play is all about.
Derek Sivers – How to start a movement
The history of Derek Sivers started with a musical career in 1987 when he was an active musician. When he created hole musical album, he decided to starts the company named CD Baby and to sells his own music and CDs. His friends and followers like the idea and join the company as customers. Several successful years later, CD Baby is becoming one of the biggest sites for independent music on the Internet. They are over 100 million dollars profit and 150,000 musicians, who trust the platform. How to start a movement of one good idea, Derek Sivers is going explain to you in the video.
Richard St. John – 8 secrets of success
They say, that successful people know what the key to success is and what doors can open for those who work hard. Traveling to TED conference, a little girl asks Richard: “What really lead you to the success?” He realized that can’t answer the question and was amazed. To reach the right answer, he spends over 10 years study of what is the success for real. He met with over 500 successful people from different societies, to find what connects them. After long conversations with millions of people, studying and meetings, John find: “8 similar characteristics of successful people” and write his bestseller: “8 to Be Great: The 8-Traits That Lead to Great Success”.
Dan Pink – The puzzle of motivation
Dan Pink – the author of three bestsellers, which had influence over the way company look at the modern workplace today. The attitude toward employees and build mutual trust is a natural source of motivation and loyalty. Pink talks about the benefit of ourselves motivation put down creativity, which affects to the productivity and the three pieces of the puzzle of motivation: the mastery, the autonomy, and the goal.
Simon Sinek – Why good leaders make you feel safe
My last suggestion is with the title: “Why good leaders make you feel safe”. Lector is again Simon Sinek, who use inspiring words on the first video of how the leaders do it. Apart from new communication models of the business environment, Sinek talks about the care of employees in a given organization and how the leaders easy can earn trust and respect among them.
I will finish my suggestion of 10 inspiring TED presentations, with a quote, which I hope to inspire people from all over the world, now, tomorrow and every single day:
“Leadership is a choice. It’s not a title. I know a lot of people on the top level of organization, that are no leaders in any way. They have power and we do whatever they want from us because they have power over us, but we won’t follow them. And I know a lot of people that are at the low level of organization, who has no power, but they are completed, leaders. Because they care about the person on the left, and the person on the right. That is the leader.”
I hope these videos have provoked you, excited you, made you think and, last but not least, inspired you.