Each no longer than an episode of a sitcom, these inspirational speeches have stuck in entrepreneurs’ minds.
Question: What TED Talk or lesson has specifically stuck with you through the years and why?
Love – You’re Doing It Wrong
“At Aligned Signs, we want to enhance and enable people from all walks of life to connect and enrich their lives and relationships. That’s why the TED talk ‘Love – you’re doing it wrong’ by Yann Dall’Aglio has stuck with me. It speaks to how love comes from within and the importance of valuing our innate creativity and joy. Get to know you, mock yourself and be free to love authentically.”
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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
“In her TED talk turned book, Amy Cuddy addresses the question, ‘What is presence?’ Why do we invest in people rather than products and how can I become that person that sparks energy in others? At the end of the day, it’s about being present. This idea, and other social-psychological studies discussed in the book has helped me become more confident when pitching my business or selling our product.”
The Power of Vulnerability
“Few people talk about feelings in a business or professional context, but Brené Brown dives right in. I’ve learned that by being vulnerable (a clinical way of saying not perfect), I can open my mind to new ideas, new people and experiences I might have avoided otherwise. With over 27 million views, her TED talk seems to have helped lots of other people, too.”
How Great Leaders Inspire Action
“In his iconic TED talk, Simon Sinek tells his audience that ‘people don’t buy what you do, but why you do it.’ It is an important message for leaders to inspire and retain employees, and also carries a great lesson for salesmen and women when in front of clients.”
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