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Cindbelly Fri 30-Dec-16 18:58:52

Evening all,
I had a search earlier but couldn't find any threads like this, hoping I've put this in the right place...

I've heard of ted talks and had a look at the site, but it seemed quite hard to navigate from my phone, I'd really like to do something with my evenings in 2017 that doesn't revolve around Netflix box sets and was wondering if anyone can recommend some ted talks to watch instead?

TyneTeas Fri 30-Dec-16 19:09:22

Sandi Toksvig's is interesting, funny and thought provoking

Cindbelly Fri 30-Dec-16 19:10:56

Ooh thanks I will take a look

TyneTeas Fri 30-Dec-16 19:12:23

I also like this one about challenging perceptions and critical thinking

(warning - contains references to research into life-limiting illness in children)

Bettydownthehall Fri 30-Dec-16 19:44:21

I liked fake it until you make it. About how body language affects confidence 😀

franke Fri 30-Dec-16 19:51:14

I found Monica Lewinsky's talk really good.

Susan Cain who wrote 'Quiet' gave a talk about introverts.

There was a good one about orgasms.

A guy gave a five minute talk about what went through his mind as the aeroplane he was on crashed into the Potomac (sp)

Sorry I'm being a bit vague but I think these are all searchable. You could also start with their lists of most popular by category, if they still have them. Love Ted Talks.

JaneEyrehead Fri 30-Dec-16 19:52:09

I liked the Jon Ronson ones

OneFlewOverTheMumsNest Fri 30-Dec-16 19:52:59

Following. I'd like to do this too.

franke Fri 30-Dec-16 19:56:18

Deschain Fri 30-Dec-16 19:57:17

Jill Bolt Taylor is a neuroanatomist that had a stroke. Her Ted talk is quite remarkable.

I also enjoyed David Blaines account of how he trained to break the world record for holding breath underwater.

franke Fri 30-Dec-16 20:05:12

Can't find the aeroplane crash one.

But there are some really good playlists within each ctaegory.

franke Fri 30-Dec-16 20:14:05

Here you go

witsender Fri 30-Dec-16 20:24:59

Ken Robinson I think it is? About education and creativity. He's done a few good ones.

Mehfruittea Fri 30-Dec-16 20:28:56

Simon Sinek - if you don't understand people you don't understand business

Stella Young - inspiration porn and the objectification of disability

Yy to Monica Lewinsky

There are a few more that I love but will have to check my history to find them. Will check back on this thread, I love TED talks.

Cindbelly Fri 30-Dec-16 20:47:15

Lots of good suggestions here thanks everyone. I'd love to be able to use this thread as a reference and I will post any I find too if anyone else is interested?
Please keep the suggestions coming...

readit Fri 30-Dec-16 20:58:13

Not a TED talk but Randy Pausch last lecture is very good here

Sadik Fri 30-Dec-16 20:58:40

Good idea for a thread. I liked Raoul Martinez's talk Creating Freedom (though was then inspired to buy his book - sadly it appears he said pretty much everything he had to say in the 20 minute talk!)

TinyGoldfish Fri 30-Dec-16 21:04:07

FruitCider Fri 30-Dec-16 21:08:39

Two of my faves!

Eleanor Longden: The Voices Inside My Head. Story of her life with schizophenia.

Johann Hari: Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong. Why the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it is connection.

TalbotAMan Fri 30-Dec-16 21:11:52

My favourite is probably Amy Cuddy

noblegiraffe Fri 30-Dec-16 21:14:48

I bookmarked this ages ago intending to watch a bunch of Ted Talks then never got around to it. Some look quite interesting.

PookieSnackenberger Fri 30-Dec-16 21:17:20

Loved many already mentioned - especially Susan Cain on introverts as it resonated with what I think about all my wonderful introverted pupils.

Esther Perel is very interesting on relationships and infidelity.

There is also an excellent one on the power of failing by an eminent scientist whose name escapes me.

Brene Brown - The power of vulnerbility

So many more ... I love getting lost in TED talks on a Saturday afternoon.

PookieSnackenberger Fri 30-Dec-16 21:20:19

Another one;

Why I stopped watching porn by Ran Gavrieli

I have eclectic tastes!

illegitimateMortificadospawn Fri 30-Dec-16 21:21:14

David Byrne did a good one on how venues have shaped music over the last few hundred years.

Also recommend Brene Brown (both talks) and Amy Cuddy's talk.

PookieSnackenberger Fri 30-Dec-16 21:22:22


What really matters at the end of life by B J Miller

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