Sunday, December 25, 2016

My Three Favorite TED Talks

Ken Robinson- Schools Kill Creativity

Julian Treasure- How to Speak So People Will Listen

Amy Cuddy- Power of Body Language

1) Ken Robinson- Schools Kill Creativity

Education is a topic that has always been close to my heart. I was lucky enough to go to a school which experimented a lot with the way students were taught and with what they were taught, in order to try and improve the system. I always had strong reactions and opinions about the way we were taught in various classes and about the way the system was set up, which was not without some fundamental flaws, in my opinion.

This talk is about how our rigid educational systems impede creativity rather than encourage it. One of the main points of this talk is that if you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with something original.

Sir Ken Robinson is not only a brilliant author and educator, he is also a poignant and entertaining speaker.

2) Julian Treasure- How to Speak So People Will Listen

I have always believed in the power of words- to motivate people to action, to heal a wound, to prove a point, to start revolutions. It is important to choose words carefully- in this talk, Julian Treasure shows us how. He talks about the negative habits that make people not want to listen to you- habits like gossiping, lying, being excessively negative etc. He leaves you with the Mantra - HAIL- Honesty, Authencity, Integrity, Love.
Furthermore, he convinces you of the fact that how you say it is as important as what you say. He talks about the importance of breathing, timbre, pitch, voice modulation etc.

3) Amy Cuddy- Power of Body Language

Amy Cuddy is an American social psychologist. Her talk about body language makes the point that our body language not only influences how others perceive us, but also how we feel about ourselves. This is one talk which really changed my life. I used to be a shy, introverted kid who had a hard time socializing and talking to new people.

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