I discovered TED Talks about six months ago, and I can't understand how I didn't stumble across them sooner.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. TED conferences bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).
And yes, I did just copy that from their website. I couldn't find a more succinct way of describing the awesome wizardry that is TED. Here are my favourites. Enjoy!
ps. There's also a TED App so that you can download them and watch them on your commute!
Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one.
Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter...
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating
Jamie Oliver: Healthy Eating
Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Were you already familiar with TED? Which one was your favourite?
Also, if you think you'd be interested in attending a TED event, I know I would, take a peek at their website! I was amazed to find out that there's already a TEDx Cardiff!