Technology is wonderful at bringing the world to your door – wherever you are. I love the diverse learning made available through TED (Technology Events Design) talks. Technology enables this, but the learning can still be people-focused. Here are three of my favourite talks.
Amy Cuddy – Your body shapes who you are
Amy Cuddy presents her research about how your body language affects how others see you. She suggests it can also change how we see ourselves. Cuddy talks about “power posing” (holding a posture of confidence) that can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and has the potential to impact your success. This talk has all the elements of a powerful presentation – a personal story of triump over obstacles, research data and its application to daily life – in a very accessible format.
Brené Brown – The power of vulnerability
Brené Brown is a social worker and studies human connection. She researches people’s ability to empathise, belong and love. This talk explores her research and reveals a deep insight that sent her on a personal quest to know herself, as well as others.
How to live to be 100+
Would you like to live to be 100? Or even older? Well most people are interested in ways of living longer and with higher quality lives. Dan Buettner and his team study the world’s “Blue Zones.” They are communities whose elders live with vim and vigour to record-setting ages. He shares common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them active.
What are your favourite TED talks?