Top 3 TED Talks Of All-Time

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  Who are the best TED conference speakers to watch?


Who are the best TED conference speakers to watch?

Who's a top TED speaker you should watch?

This is Ross Blankenship, founder of Angel Kings, a top venture capital firm that invest in big ideas and big dreams of people, entrepreneurs maybe just like you. We're a big fan of the TED Conference, (TED stands for technology, entertainment, and design), which is a global set of conferences that are run by the non-profit Sapling Foundation. Their slogan is "Ideas worth spreading," so we want to just give you an inside look at three of the best or three of the top TED Talks of all-time that you need to watch.

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The three top TED Talks are as follows. The first is by Ken Robinson. Ken Robinson did a phenomenal talk at TED called Do Schools Kill Creativity. This one meant a lot to me particularly as I'd been in the education space before. But Sir Ken Robinson, he's knighted, he makes a very profound or moving case in creating an education system that's rigorous but nurtures versus undermining creativity and that's the core of the talk. Whether you're into education or your into any sort of thought leadership you should pay attention to Ken Robinson and watch his talk. It's only about 20 or 30 minutes long. It's well worth it for any industry.

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The second big talk that we're a fan of is by Amy Cuddy. Her talk is titled Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. Amy's concept is this, that body language affects how others see but it may also change how we see ourselves. Amy Cuddy is a prominent social psychologist and she really shows onstage how people's power posing she calls it, standing the way you stand, the way you position yourself can emanate upon others and can transfer onto others. It can affect your level of confidence and everything you present yourself, the body language you exhibit can affect things like your testosterone levels, the cortisol levels in your brain. This is what this talk says, it might have an impact on your chances for success. Definitely watch the talk. It's only about 20 minutes long.

By the way, Ken Robinson's about 20 minutes, the same. They're all in that sort of time range.

But Amy's bottom-line is this, that the way you hold yourself projects on others and can, therefore, affect their perception of you and therefore your potential for success. Check out Amy's talk on body language. You won't regret it.

Who's Simon Sinek and Why Does He Matter?

The third is by Simon Sinek. Simon Sinek is a well-known author who's also through his book, It Starts With Why is the name of the book, he talks about how great leaders inspire action. That's the idea behind the talk. Essentially what Simon says is that there's a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership and this starts with the circle he draws on the board. The circle starts for the what, goes to the how, and then the why. It talks about how some leaders aren't just about what our purpose is but they go to the heart of core efficiencies and find out why, what is their mission. He cites companies like Apple Computer, Martin Luther King, and the Wright Brothers as examples of inspiring passion and inspiring leadership that convey a message to others. So that's Simon Sinek's message.

Those are the top three that we would recommend you check out. You should absolutely check them out. They're about 20 minutes each so within an hour's span you can be inspired. If you want to be inspired, whether you're an entrepreneur, maybe you're an investor, whoever you are out there, maybe you've got an idea for a product or service, we're here to help you and we want to inspire you to create great things too. If you are that, go to Take a look at our top-ranked course on startups and investing and reserve a spot today.


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