Business owners are busy people. Finances, customer service, managing employees, increased competition – the list of tasks that demand attention seem endless.
Sometimes that leaves little time for other aspects that are equally or even more important for the business: new ideas, inspiration, and personal growth. A great resource business people can use to learn about these can easily be accessed. TED talks – those engaging and informative presentations we hear so much about – are just a click away.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
What can you learn from watching or listening to a TED Talk?
How did Apple become more than just a computer company? Why did the Wright Brothers succeed in flight while others failed? How did Martin Luther King rally a quarter million people on a hot summer day in Washington, D.C.? And what’s the science behind all three? Find out by watching How Great leaders Inspire Action.
Are you sabotaging your own chance of success or closing that next deal? Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions and even our own body chemistry — simply by changing body positions.
Or listen to Daniel Pink, the bestselling author of To Sell is Human, examine The Puzzle of Motivation. Starting with a fact that social scientists know but most business managers don’t.
Why do we have too few women leaders? Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite, several years before she penned Lean In, her #1 bestselling book on the same subject.
The list of topics goes on and because they are all indexed in TED.com, it’s easy to watch or listen from anywhere. Try it from your home, office or even in your car on your daily commute. Can you learn something new to help you and your business in 18 minutes or less? Absolutely!
Have a favorite TED talk? Share it with us below in our comment section, because TED’s slogan is “Ideas Worth Spreading”.
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