Despite the fact that TED ‘s been around for 30 years (since 1984), I still somehow managed to take 29 years to even come across it for the first time! For me, having travelled a lot, meeting heaps of diverse people AND having studied natural health for 3 years, when I first found out about it I just couldn’t believe I’d never heard of it before.
About a year ago my beautiful friend Mandy suggested I watch one of the talks, so I went home and looked it up. I immediately fell in love with this awesome concept and immersed myself in the talks for months after – hardly surprising since I had 29 years worth of content to catch up on!
For those of you who are new to TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), it’s a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. TED conferences bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less). The best of the talks are made available online, with more added every week.
These talks have changed my life and I want to be sure that as many people as possible get to share the experience of TED. There’s so much to learn from these amazing, inspiring speakers and I believe that the more people who become a part of TED, the more knowledge we have to change our attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world.
My Top 7 Ted Talks
Here are my personal top rated Ted Talks to get you started:
1. Brene Brown – Vulnerability
2. Brene Brown – Shame
3. Steve Jobs – How To Live Before You Die
4. Ken Robinson – Creativity
5. Jamie Oliver – Face The Facts On Food
6. Jill Bolte Taylor – Her Stroke Of Insight
7. Elizabeth Gilbert – Your Creative Genius
These are just some of my personal favourite TED talks, which should keep you busy for a while. To check out more and find your own top talks, just visit the Ted.com website and start watching.