The steady decline in print newspaper circulation and the increase in digital media ad sales, confirm that more of us are turning to TV, online, and social media channels for everyday news and information. I know I do. And because of the speed of digital delivery, I often find myself shoveling in data and information almost at a faster rate than I can digest it.
Therein lies the beauty and value of TED talks: These short presentations provide insight into a specific topic in a compelling and engaging way that makes us think. So often in today’s fast-paced world, we don’t take the time to stop and really think.
Whether you’re interested in neuroscience, cybercrime or self-improvement, there’s a TED talk for you. One of my favorite talks to date is by researcher Brené Brown—it’s called The Power of Vulnerability. It also happens to be on the list of the Top 20 TED talks of all time:
In her 20-minute talk, Brown delves into the value of allowing yourself to be vulnerable—to admit that you don’t have all the answers. From a business perspective, that vulnerability is what ultimately strengthens the team. This talk prompted me to focus on the way that I manage my communications and interact with my colleagues. It made me think—and then gave me the framework that I needed to formulate a plan for action and self-improvement.
If you’re looking for satisfy your thirst for knowledge or even to broaden your perspective, TED is a great place to start, www.ted.com.
I’m interested to hear which talks speak to you: firstname.lastname@example.org