TED Inspirational Talks
Whether you’re looking for a science idea to get your teeth into or you’re interested in the technological world.
If you ever find yourself wondering what the world’s experts are thinking it’s best to head over to a TED Talk. TED Talks cover a multitude of different topics from science to entertainment, explaining the things we need explaining and exploring new ways of thinking. However, with so many TED Talks to choose from it can be difficult to know where to start.
We’ve narrowed done some of our current favourite TED Talks to get you started. Whether you’re looking for a science idea to get your teeth into or you’re interested in the technological world, we have you covered.
Our Current Favourite TED Talks
Naomi McDougall Jones – What It’s Like to Be a Women in Hollywood
We’re all used to seeing our favourite actresses on the big screen but there are still a lack of women working in Hollywood, both in front of and behind the camera. Naomi McDougall Jones, actor and activist, puts forward her plans for a better represented Hollywood. If you’re interested in the ongoing debate of sexism in the film industry, this is a TED Talk that’s sure to interest you.
Rocio Lorenzo – Want a More Innovative Company? Hire More Women
We’ve all heard the argument that businesses need to hire more women and it’s an argument we’re sure most people agree with. Rocio Lorenzo explores this through her recent TED Talk and provides a wealth of data that showcases the benefits of companies hiring more women, such as being able to provide bigger and better ideas. Lorenzo highlights that a diverse team of people is a competitive advantage.
As adults, we check our phones constantly throughout the day and don’t give it a second thought. However, when it’s a child that’s playing on an iPhone or iPad, we’re immediately filled with guilt and concern over the damage it could be causing. Sara DeWitt takes these fears and explains that screen time for children doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, it could help them to grow.
Paul Tasner – How I Became an Entrepreneur at 66
It’s never too late to try something new, just take Paul Tasner for example. In his TED Talk, Tasner tells of how he founded his own startup company at the age of 66, after working for other people all of his life. It’ll show you that in business, age really is just a number.
Ken Robinson – Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Though it’s not one of the newest TED Talks we’ve listed to, Ken Robinson’s ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ remains to be one of the most popular. Robinson explores the argument between whether or not schools kill a child’s creativity with a strict and regimented curriculum. He puts forward his case for creating an education system that allows, encourages and nurtures creativity in a variety of different ways. This TED Talk is great if you’re someone who believes schools could do more to step away from formal exams and test results, and towards a fluid learning experience.
As you can see, TED Talks cover a wide range of topics and there’s always something fantastic to listen to. Those are some of our favourite TED Talks, what are yours?