TALKS

these motivational speakers keep us on our toes

 

ENDING THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

In this inspiring talk, model Iskra Lawrence asserts that we all need to be taught how to look after ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally and encourages us to invest in ourselves right now. If we learn self-care and practice self-care, then we can gift self-care to others.

ONLINE SHAMING AND HUMILIATION

Monica Lewinsky shares her experience with international public humiliation amplified by the internet. She talks about the cost of online bullying and shaming for victims- it is a form of humiliation that lasts forever.

BOREDOM AND IDEAS

Did you know your best ideas happen when you’re bored? Like when you have a sudden realization in the shower! It turns out that multitasking and constant stimulation are killing our ability to think creatively.


 

Marie Forleo Sits with Brene Brown about her new book

This episode focuses on Brene Brown’s book, Braving the Wilderness, as well as truths about belonging, courage, and why we need to change the way we talk about our enemies.

ASPEN BAKER: HOW TO BE A BETTER LISTENER 

This talk by Aspen Baker suggests a radical strategy for helping people to discuss abortion. I am awed by Aspen’s courage, and I believe that the Pro-Voice movement is the way of the future

how to have a better and meaningful conversation 

Celeste Headlee gives 10 ways to improve your communication skills. Face-to-face conversations are at the core of the human experience.

anne marie slaughter talks about making equally respected choices between women and men

CEO and President of New America, Anne-Marie Slaughter, talks about the gender binary as it applies to work-family balance. She urges the audience to place equal value on traditional “men’s work” and traditional “women’s work.”

DESIGN SHOULD BE MORE INCLUSIVE OF THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

Sinéad Burke, who has achondroplasia dwarfism, offers a moving window into the daily challenges of navigating a world designed for able-bodied people. 
 

Marina Abramović: Vulnerability and Art

Marina Abramović captures the vulnerability in performance art. She talks about her experience with vulnerability, trust, simplicity, and transformation through art.

setting and achieving goals in a different way

What have you always wanted to do, but haven’t done it? It takes about 30 days to change or create a habit. In this short, humorous video, Matt Cutts describes how you can change your life just by trying something new for 30 days!

SHE DECONSTRUCTS MODELING STANDARDS TO SHOW HOW EASY IT IS TO JUDGE BEAUTY

Cameron Russell gives a frank assessment of her own beauty privilege in this Ted Talk. Importantly, she also admits that her beauty breeds its own type of insecurity.

DEFINING YOURSELF DESPITE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS

Lizzie Velasquez was born with a rare genetic disorder that left her blind in one eye and physically unable to gain weight. Despite these obstacles and the cruel bullying that she endured, Lizzie is an optimistic young woman on the way to fulfilling her dreams. 

relieving stress through gratitude

In this relaxing TED Talk, Louie Schwartzberg talks about the beauty of nature and the appreciation we should have for each day. 

the power of SAYING 'THANK YOU'

In her TED Talk, Dr. Laura Trice talks about the words ‘thank you.’ She noticed that people want to be thanked or praised, but do not ask for it; and people want to thank or praise, but hold back. 
 

brené brown on the power of vulnerability

Brené Brown's first TED Talk that led her to her worldwide fame on the Power of Vulnerability. Her wisdom should be heard by everyone to understand the connection humans share through the ability to empathize, belong, and love.

SUCCESS IS NOT A ONE-WAY STREET

Richard St. John gives a quick TED Talk on his own story of reaching success with his company, becoming depressed, starting to fail, and then turning things around.

 

On being the 40-year-old intern and returning to work

Carol F. Cohen, CEO of iRelaunch, speaks about returning to work after taking a break from your career. 


 

DAVID BROOKS ON WHAT LEGACY YOU WANT TO LEAVE BEHIND

How do you want to be remembered when you die? David Brooks talks about resume virtues and eulogy virtues.

elizabeth gilbert on the drive to keep creating

Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of the bestselling book 'Eat, Pray, Love' gives a TED Talk about her experience with past failures, the success of her book, the fear of future failures, and her love of writing.

ASTRO TELLER ON HOW FAILURE CAN LEAD TO INNOVATION AND SUCCESS

Astro Teller, who works for X (formerly Google X), talks about working at a 'moonshot factory', a place where they work to make big visions real. In this TED Talk, his focus is the irony of celebrating the failure of projects.

the importance of validating young people's ideas

In this TEDx Talk, 17 year-old Kate Simonds questions the belief that adolescents are less capable than adults. Kate argues that adults should take young people more seriously. 

 

MARK MANSON & MARIE FORLEO: HOW TO STOP CARING ABOUT THINGS THAT DON'T MATTER

Marie Forleo sits down to interview the bestselling author, Mark Manson. See what he has to say about focusing on the things that truly matter in life and learning to leave the toxic ones behind. 

MICHELLE OBAMA & OPRAH WINFREY on personal growth

In this amazing conversation between Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama from June 2016 at the United State of Women Summit, Oprah asks the former FLOTUS about her time in the White House and her experiences as a woman in public service. 

ELIZABETH SMART ON USING HER TRAUMA TO DO GOOD 

Elizabeth Smart was abducted, raped, and held captive for 9 months when she was just 14 years old. In this TED Talk, she tells her empowering story of survival and healing. 
 

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATION BEHIND KEEPING YOUR GOALS TO YOURSELF

In this short and sweet 3-minute TED Talk, Derek Sivers talks about how keeping your goals to yourself actually helps you accomplish them. After this talk, you will think twice before sharing your goals! 

FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND BECOME A LEADING PIONEER 

Safia Minney, the founder of 'People Tree', is featured in the documentary, The True Cost, where she explains her role in fighting against "modern slavery" in the fashion industry by building her fashion label. 

 

CONFRONTING RACISM IN OUR DAILY LIVES LEADS TO BETTER BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

This inspiring TED Talk by businesswoman Mellody Hobson. Despite the possible consequences for her career, Hobson reveals her experiences as a black woman in corporate America. 

Sarah Kay on the spoken word and creativity

Sarah Kay, an acclaimed spoken word poet and the founder of Project V.O.I.C.E., performs, “If I Should Have A Daughter” and “Hiroshima.”  By sharing her journey as an artist and a teacher, Sarah demonstrates that everyone harbors a unique brand of creative potential.