Every now and again when I’m talking to someone who I’m feeling a strong connection with, I’ll remember to ask them if they have heard of TED. If the response is no then I inevitably become animated and start sharing details of my favourite talks. After one such conversation recently, it dawned on me that I should share some of my favourite talks with you and in case you haven’t heard of TED, two lines I read on the website sum it up perfectly for me, ‘ideas worth spreading’ and ‘riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world’. Need I say more?

Brene Brown: The Power of vulnerability

This talk changed my life. It was the discovery of Brene Brown, through this talk, that got me in to the whole world of blogging. Through Brene I discovered my earliest influences on my blogging journey such as Chris Guillebeau, Kate Swoboda and Niall Doherty. I have since read much of Brene’s work and she continues to influence me on a daily basis. If you haven’t heard of her before, I strongly recommend that you check her out.

Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts

I’m a huge fan of Susan Cain, it’s through her blog and book of the same name that I have become increasingly comfortable seeing myself as an introvert and appreciating what that means for me and the world around me. Whether you see yourself as an introvert or an extrovert, this woman’s talk and book are fascinating.

Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed

I stumbled across this talk one day when browsing through the TED website, as I love to do sometimes, and it resonated with me strongly. I’m hugely motivated to live a life, as free from regret as I can and this talk reaffirmed my beliefs on making the most of life before it’s too late.

Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership

I love this talk, I think Drew and his message here is incredibly inspirational and a great reminder to share with others when they’ve touched our lives.

Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight

This talk gave me goosebumps.

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