TEDTalks

Excellent examples of public speaking
A life-saving device that detects silent heart attacks | Akash Manoj
A life-saving device that detects silent heart attacks | Akash Manoj
You probably know the common symptoms of a heart attack: chest and arm pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. But there's another kind that's just as deadly and harder to detect because the symptoms a...
The political progress women have made — and what's next | Cecile Richards
The political progress women have made — and what's next | Cecile Richards
Women have made enormous progress over the last century -- challenging the status quo, busting old taboos and changing business from the inside out. But when it comes to political representation, ther...
Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald
Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald
The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, G...
How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming | Katharine Wilkinson
How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming | Katharine Wilkinson
If we really want to address climate change, we need to make gender equity a reality, says writer and environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson. As part of Project Drawdown, Wilkinson has helped scour huma...
Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that | Monique W. Morris
Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that | Monique W. Morris
Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris. The result: countless girls...
A mother and son's photographic journey through dementia | Tony Luciani
A mother and son's photographic journey through dementia | Tony Luciani
Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, wi...
Quantum computing explained in 10 minutes | Shohini Ghose
Quantum computing explained in 10 minutes | Shohini Ghose
A quantum computer isn't just a more powerful version of the computers we use today; it's something else entirely, based on emerging scientific understanding -- and more than a bit of uncertainty. Ent...
3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce | George Blair-West
3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce | George Blair-West
Choosing to marry and share your life with someone is one of the most important decisions you can make in life. But with divorce rates approaching fifty percent in some parts of the world, it's clear ...
The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain | Karissa Sanbonmatsu
The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain | Karissa Sanbonmatsu
How exactly does gender work? It's not just about our chromosomes, says biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu. In a visionary talk, she shares new discoveries from epigenetics, the emerging study of how DNA a...
How India's smartphone revolution is creating a new generation of readers and writers | Chiki Sarkar
How India's smartphone revolution is creating a new generation of readers and writers | Chiki Sarkar
India has the second largest population of any country in the world -- yet it has only 50 decent bookstores, says publisher Chiki Sarkar. So she asked herself: How do we get more people reading books?...
What should electric cars sound like? | Renzo Vitale
What should electric cars sound like? | Renzo Vitale
Electric cars are extremely quiet, offering some welcome silence in our cities. But they also bring new dangers, since they can easily sneak up on unsuspecting pedestrians. What kind of sounds should ...
What are you willing to give up to change the way we work? | Martin Danoesastro
What are you willing to give up to change the way we work? | Martin Danoesastro
What does it take to build the fast, flexible, creative teams needed to challenge entrenched work culture? For transformation expert Martin Danoesastro, it all starts with one question: "What are you ...
The story of a parent's transition and a son's redemption | Paula Stone and Jonathan Williams
The story of a parent's transition and a son's redemption | Paula Stone and Jonathan Williams
Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that coming out would mean losing everything. In this movin...
The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová
The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová
Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language gene," says Lýdia Machová. In an upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secre...
How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders | Elizabeth Lyle
How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders | Elizabeth Lyle
Companies are counting on their future leaders to manage with more speed, flexibility and trust than ever before. But how can middle managers climb the corporate ladder while also challenging the way ...
In the opioid crisis, here's what it takes to save a life | Jan Rader
In the opioid crisis, here's what it takes to save a life | Jan Rader
As a fire chief and first responder, Jan Rader has spent her career saving lives. But when the opioid epidemic hit her town, she realized they needed to take a brand-new approach to life-saving. In th...
Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis
Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis
Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" -- those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says muse...
The real reason female entrepreneurs get less funding | Dana Kanze
The real reason female entrepreneurs get less funding | Dana Kanze
Women own 39 percent of all businesses in the US, but female entrepreneurs get only two percent of venture funding. What's causing this gap? Dana Kanze shares research suggesting that it might be the ...