TEDTalks

Excellent examples of public speaking
An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change | Leland Melvin
An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change | Leland Melvin
What job is best for a young man who's been a tennis ace, a cross-country traveler, a chemistry nerd and an NFL draftee? How about ... astronaut? Leland Melvin tells the story of the challenges he's a...
The way we think about biological sex is wrong | Emily Quinn
The way we think about biological sex is wrong | Emily Quinn
Did you know that almost 150 million people worldwide are born intersex -- with biology that doesn't fit the standard definition of male or female? (That's as many as the population of Russia.) At age...
How to make applying for jobs less painful | The Way We Work, a TED series
How to make applying for jobs less painful | The Way We Work, a TED series
Finding a job used to start with submitting your résumé to a million listings and never hearing back from most of them. But more and more companies are using tech-forward methods to identify candidate...
8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | The Way We Work, a TED series
8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | The Way We Work, a TED series
Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patt...
Reflections from a lifetime fighting to end child poverty | Marian Wright Edelman
Reflections from a lifetime fighting to end child poverty | Marian Wright Edelman
What does it take to build a national movement? In a captivating conversation with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Marian Wright Edelman reflects on her path to founding the Children's Defense Fund in ...
This is the side hustle revolution | The Way We Work, a TED series
This is the side hustle revolution | The Way We Work, a TED series
Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same career path) and we don't rely on a single income strea...
Can we solve global warming? Lessons from how we protected the ozone layer | Sean Davis
Can we solve global warming? Lessons from how we protected the ozone layer | Sean Davis
The Montreal Protocol proved that the world could come together and take action on climate change. Thirty years after the world's most successful environmental treaty was signed, atmospheric scientist...
This is what makes employees happy at work | The Way We Work, a TED series
This is what makes employees happy at work | The Way We Work, a TED series
There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies ...
3 psychological tricks to help you save money | The Way We Work, a TED series
3 psychological tricks to help you save money | The Way We Work, a TED series
We all want to save more money -- but overall, people today are doing less and less of it. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa studies how everyday people make decisions to improve their financial w...
Why working from home is good for business | The Way We Work, a TED series
Why working from home is good for business | The Way We Work, a TED series
As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make ...
Why you should bring your whole self to work | The Way We Work, a TED series
Why you should bring your whole self to work | The Way We Work, a TED series
Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as "too gay" at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here's what happened next. The Way We W...
7 common questions about workplace romance | The Way We Work, a TED series
7 common questions about workplace romance | The Way We Work, a TED series
Should you date your coworker? Should workplace couples keep their relationships secret? And why are coworkers so often attracted to each other? Organizational psychologist Amy Nicole Baker shares the...
The power of women's anger | Soraya Chemaly
The power of women's anger | Soraya Chemaly
Anger is a powerful emotion -- it warns us of threat, insult, indignity and harm. But across the world, girls and women are taught that their anger is better left unvoiced, says author Soraya Chemaly....
A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford
A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford
What can we learn from the world's most enduringly creative people? They "slow-motion multitask," actively juggling multiple projects and moving between topics as the mood strikes -- without feeling h...
Stunning buildings made from raw, imperfect materials | Débora Mesa Molina
Stunning buildings made from raw, imperfect materials | Débora Mesa Molina
What would it take to reimagine the limits of architecture? Débora Mesa Molina offers some answers in this breathtaking, visual tour of her work, showing how structures can be made with overlooked mat...
What sticky sea creatures can teach us about making glue | Jonathan Wilker
What sticky sea creatures can teach us about making glue | Jonathan Wilker
What if we could harness the sticking powers of sea creatures like mussels, oysters and barnacles, which refuse to budge even on wet, stormy coastlines? Dive into the wonderful world of animals that m...
What's needed to bring the US voting system into the 21st century | Tiana Epps-Johnson
What's needed to bring the US voting system into the 21st century | Tiana Epps-Johnson
The American election system is complicated, to say the least -- but voting is one of the most tangible ways that each of us can shape our communities. How can we make the system more modern, inclusiv...
How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods | Kotchakorn Voraakhom
How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods | Kotchakorn Voraakhom
From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink -- and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow K...