TEDTalks

Excellent examples of public speaking
The best teams have this secret weapon | Adam Grant
The best teams have this secret weapon | Adam Grant
Big stars might get all the attention, but they're not the reason a team succeeds. Organizational psychologist (and host of TED's podcast WorkLife) Adam Grant explains how the real stars -- on the cou...
Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang
Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang
Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history o...
How to start a conversation about suicide | Jeremy Forbes
How to start a conversation about suicide | Jeremy Forbes
Is there someone in your life dealing with anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide -- but is too ashamed to talk about it? Jeremy Forbes saw this happening around him, and now he's on a mission to ...
How to turn a group of strangers into a team | Amy Edmondson
How to turn a group of strangers into a team | Amy Edmondson
Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies "teaming," where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems. Recalling stories of teamwork on the fly...
How I made friends with reality | Emily Levine
How I made friends with reality | Emily Levine
With her signature wit and wisdom, Emily Levine meets her ultimate challenge as a comedian/philosopher: she makes dying funny. In this personal talk, she takes us on her journey to make friends with r...
The shocking danger of mountaintop removal -- and why it must end | Michael Hendryx
The shocking danger of mountaintop removal -- and why it must end | Michael Hendryx
Research investigator Michael Hendryx studies mountaintop removal, an explosive type of surface coal mining used in Appalachia that comes with unexpected health hazards. In this data-packed talk, Hend...
What it's like to be the child of immigrants | Michael Rain
What it's like to be the child of immigrants | Michael Rain
Michael Rain is on a mission to tell the stories of first-generation immigrants, who have strong ties both to the countries they grew up in and their countries of origin. In a personal talk, he breaks...
Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
Cherry blossoms and rainbows, bubbles and googly eyes: Why do some things seem to create such universal joy? In this captivating talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the surprisingly tangible roots of joy ...
"You Found Me" | Helen Gillet
Cellist and singer Helen Gillet mixes her classical training, New Orleans-based jazz roots and free improvisational skills to perform her own eclectic music. In a powerful, melodious performance, she ...
Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari
Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari
In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means ...
How Pakistani women are taking the internet back | Nighat Dad
How Pakistani women are taking the internet back | Nighat Dad
TED Fellow Nighat Dad studies online harassment, especially as it relates to patriarchal cultures like the one in her small village in Pakistan. She tells the story of how she set up Pakistan's first ...
The age-old sharing economies of Africa -- and why we should scale them | Robert Neuwirth
The age-old sharing economies of Africa -- and why we should scale them | Robert Neuwirth
From rides to homes and beyond, we're sharing everything these days, with the help of digital tools. But as modern and high-tech as the sharing economy seems, it's been alive in Africa for centuries, ...
Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan
Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan
"You do not mess with something so fundamental, so precious, as science," says Kirsty Duncan, Canada's first Minister of Science. In a heartfelt, inspiring talk about pushing boundaries, she makes the...
The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam
The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam
Local humanitarians are beacons of light in the darkness of war, says humanitarian aid entrepreneur and TED Fellow Rola Hallam. She's working to help responders on the ground in devastated communities...
A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow | Kate Raworth
A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow | Kate Raworth
What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of...
The truth about unwanted arousal | Emily Nagoski
The truth about unwanted arousal | Emily Nagoski
Sex educator Emily Nagoski breaks down one of the most dangerous myths about sex and introduces us to the science behind arousal nonconcordance: when there's a disconnect between physical response and...
"Iyeza" / "Zabalaza" | Thandiswa Mazwai
Self-styled wild woman and rebel singer Thandiswa Mazwai rocks the TED stage with an electrifying performance of two songs: "Iyeza" and "Zabalaza." Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The T...
What it's like to be a transgender dad | LB Hannahs
What it's like to be a transgender dad | LB Hannahs
LB Hannahs candidly shares the experience of parenting as a genderqueer individual -- and what it can teach us about authenticity and advocacy. "Authenticity doesn't mean 'comfortable.' It means manag...