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Become inspired and moved by our expansive collection of videos featuring today’s most sought-after motivational keynote speakers from a wide range of professions and industries. Sharing experiences of triumph, failure, endurance and ceaseless determination, these motivational keynote presentations demonstrate how to overcome obstacles and remain positive despite economic hardships or setbacks. From coping with the recession to saving lives and rebuilding a brand, these motivational keynote speeches illustrate the boundless opportunity to achieve any goal, no matter how big or small.
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Turning Moments into Momentum
Renee Montgomery Shares How Current Events Shaped her Community Work
WNBA champion Renee Montgomery is known for her achievements on the basketball court but recently turned her attention to her community amidst recent racial tensions across the US. “Inspired... MORE
play_circle_filled How to Embrace Emotions at Work
How to Embrace Emotions at Work
Liz Fosslien Educates Viewers About Selective Vulnerability
‘How to Embrace Emotions at Work’ is an informative TED talk by author and illustrator Liz Fosslien. Stressing that “you can’t just flip a switch when you step into the... MORE
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Understanding Microaggressions
Angela Glover Blackwell's Microaggressions Talk is Empathy-Focused
Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder in Residence at PolicyLink, begins her powerful talk about microagressions by asking her audience to close their eyes and listen. What follows is a series of audio... MORE
play_circle_filled The Anxiety of Perfection
The Anxiety of Perfection
Daisy Jing Gives a Talk About Perfection and Its Consequences on Society
Daisy Jing, the influencer-turned-CEO of Banish—a multinational skincare company focusing on acne, gives a talk about perfection where she discusses her struggles with acne that followed her... MORE
play_circle_filled Finding Beauty in Divergence
Finding Beauty in Divergence
Winnie Harlow Talks About Her Struggles with Finding Her Own Beauty
Winnie Harlow, a model and activist, speaks about her struggles with vitiligo—a skin condition that makes her immune system think her melanin, the part of your body that makes the color in... MORE
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Income and Brain Development
Kimberly Noble Talks About Income and Brain Development
Kimberly Noble, a neuroscientist and pediatrician, talks about income and brain development, specifically analyzing the changes in children’s cognitive and emotional development. She notes... MORE
play_circle_filled The Importance of Sleep
The Importance of Sleep
Matt Walker's Speech About the Importance of Sleep Highlights an Epidemic
To begin Matt Walker’s speech about the importance of sleep, he states the men who, on average, get fewer than 5 hours of sleep per night have significantly smaller testicles compared to their... MORE
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Body-Positive Fashion
Becca Mccharen-Tran Speaks on the Importance of Inclusive Fashion
Becca McCharen-Tran, a celebrated inclusive fashion desginer, discusses the impact that fashion designers have on which bodies are celebrated and considered beautiful by mainstream society—... MORE
Repurposed Hojicha
Western brands are using hojicha in healthy and dessert beverages
Trend - Brands are repurposing a traditional Japanese tea style, Hojicha, in drinks and desserts in the west. Hojicha, while commonly a health-focused drink in Japan, has a strong roasted flavor profile that suits desserts and sweet drinks well. The ingredient is gaining popularity in North America.
Workshop Question - How could your industry benefit from repurposing traditional ingredients for new consumers?
play_circle_filled The 1-Minute Secret to Forming a New Habit
The 1-Minute Secret to Forming a New Habit
Christine Carter Shares Simple Steps For Motivation
‘The 1-minute secret to forming a new habit’ is an insightful TED talk by sociologist Christine Carter who shares a simple blueprint for daily motivation. With motivation more... MORE
play_circle_filled Coping With Creative Writing
Coping With Creative Writing
Sakinah Hofler Explores Writing as a Way to Get Through Tough Times
‘How creative writing can help you through life’s hardest moments’ is a thoughtful and inspiring TED talk by writer Sakinah Hofler. Hofler “makes the case for writing as a... MORE
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Supporting Kids with Special Needs
Billy Samuel Mwape Considers the Value of Project Management
In talk delivered for TED, Billy Samuel Mwape, a project management expert, business strategist, and computer scientist, shares how he was able to translate his professional skillset into his... MORE
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Sharing Unique Stories
Aimée Eubanks Davis Shares How Your Unique Story Can Get You Hired
‘How your unique story can get you hired’ is an engaging and motivational TED talk by Aimée Eubanks Davis, founder and CEO of Braven. Braven is a platform offering “a scalable... MORE
play_circle_filled Adopting Stubborn Optimism
Adopting Stubborn Optimism
Political Strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac Makes a Case for Optimism
After joining the United Nations, political strategist Tom Rivett-Carnac was astonished at the banality and slow rate of change that occurred during UN meetings. After a number of meetings, and... MORE
play_circle_filled Avoiding Remote Work Burnout
Avoiding Remote Work Burnout
This TED Talk Tackles the Challenge of Working Remotely
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, many consumers welcomed the challenge of working remotely, but with no end in sight and the added pressures of daily life, working from home can pose similar... MORE
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Staying Focused Under Pressure
Russel Wilson Shares How He Overcame Personal Challenges
Famed Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson recently sat down with TED to share a virtual talk on staying focused under pressure. Wilson begins by sharing a personal story about overcoming... MORE
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Participatory Government Budgeting
Shari Davis Explores the Community's Role in Public Spending
Financial literacy advocate and community leader Shari Davis asks viewers “what if you could help decide how the government spends public funds?” in her newest virtual TED talk. Shari... MORE
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Organizing for Civil Rights and Freedom
Bryan Stevenson Speaks with Civil Rights Leader John Lewis
As a part of its Legacy Protect, TED featured a previously recorded conversation between civil rights leader and former US congressman John Lewis and activist Bryan Stevenson, with the pair speaking... MORE
Justice for the US-Mexico Border
Justice for the US-Mexico Border
Erika Pinheiro's Talk on Seeking Asylum Gives Cause for Concern
Erika Pinheiro, a Litigation and Policy Director of the direct legal services non-profit Al Otro Lado, recently gave a talk on the realities of seeking asylum in the United States and the unsettling... MORE
play_circle_filled A Future Without Belongings
A Future Without Belongings
Orit Dolev Gave a Talk About Cherishing Experiences Over Owning Items
Technology Designer Orit Dolev gave a talk about cherishing experiences over material items and examines the importance of services in a nomadic world where citizens can work from anywhere, so long... MORE
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Science's Geography Problem
Ella Al-Shamahi Talks About Exploring Hostile and Unstable Areas
Ella Al-Shamahi, a palaeoanthropologist who focuses on fossil hunting, recently gave a talk about the need to explore hostile and disputed areas further. There’s a huge area of the world that... MORE
play_circle_filled Facing the World's Unpredictability
Facing the World's Unpredictability
Margaret Heffernan's Talk on Unpredictability is Human-Centric
The talk on unpredictability is delivered by Margaret Heffernan — a writer and entrepreneur who has been the former CEO of five businesses. The speaker harnesses her expertise in the field to draw... MORE
play_circle_filled The Politics of Belonging
The Politics of Belonging
George Monbiot's Talk on Politics of Belonging is Extremely Passionate
The TED talk on politics of belonging is delivered by George Monbiot — an author and a journalist whose work concerns the state of economics. The speaker proposes a new operational economic model... MORE
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Innovate Through Chaos, Crisis & Recession
Chaos Lessons from Jeremy Gutsche's Create The Future
Crisis and chaos are different stages, and what you will learn in this innovation keynote video is that chaos creates predictable opportunity.  In short, chaos shuffles the deck and switches... MORE
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Self-Actualization Road Maps
Shannon Lee Discusses the Philosophy of Self-Actualization
Shannon Lee gave a keynote on the philosophy of self-actualization, inspired by her father, Bruce Lee. Shannon Lee is the CEO of the Bruce Lee Family Companies—she is also a singer, actor, and... MORE