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. 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 give you an inside look at three of the top TED Talks of all-time.

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, 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 around 20 minutes long. It's well worth it for any industry.

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The second big talk is by Amy Cuddy. Her talk is titled "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are." Amy's concept is that body language affects how others view us and it may also change how we see ourselves. Amy Cuddy is a prominent social psychologist and she explains that the way you position yourself can emanate upon others and 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. Your body language might have an impact on your chances for success. Definitely watch the talk. It's only about 20 minutes long.

But Amy's bottom-line is this, the way you hold yourself projects onto others and can affect their perception of you, which affects 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?

Simon Sinek is a well-known author who's written, "It Starts With Why." He talks about how great leaders inspire action. 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, how, and then the why. It talks about how some leaders aren't about what our purpose is but they go to the heart of core efficiencies and find out why. He cites Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright Brothers as examples of inspiring passion and inspiring leadership while conveying a message to others. 

Those are the top three that we would recommend you check 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, an investor, or someone who just wants to learn, we're here to help and 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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