Ted talks & speeches
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Create a Culture of Selflessness: James Chapman, TEDxUTChattanooga
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Chattanooga is a team and if you live here then you play for our team. The only way we will maximize our overall talent is to be completely selfless. We must think of ourselves as one neighborhood, one community. We cannot be so concerned with being the best individuals that we forget to assist the people who live, work, and play with us. Our positions of leadership must set the tone. We all must be intentional about assisting each other in personal and professional development. Furthermore, we are only as strong as our weakest link. So if some players are disadvantaged, we must make a conscious effort to uplift them.
David Steindl-Rast - Want to Be Happy Be Grateful
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you're going, and above all, being grateful.
Drew Dudley - Leading with Lollipops
The simple power of leadership is discussed in this Tedx Talk.
Fred Rogers Emmy Acceptance Speech
Fred Rogers Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards
How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes - Adam Leipzig Tedx Malibu
Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive and distributor and has produced more than 300 stage plays and live events, and he was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Jane McGonigal- The game that gives life
When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better.
Jimmy Valvano’s 1993 ESPY Speech
Jimmy Valvano's 1993 ESPY Speech. "Don't give up . . . Don't ever give up."®
Karen Walrond (Tedx Talk)
After returning from a trip to Ethiopia, she shares with us some of her experiences, and her broader mission of helping people see The Beauty of Different.
Kevin Durant’s NBA MVP Speech
Kevin Durant MVP Awards Speech after receiving his first Most Valuable Player Award.
Malala Yousafzai UN Youth Assembly Speech
United Nations, New York, 12 July 2013 - Education activist Malala Yousafzai marks her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education.
Mark Bezos - A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter
Volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos tells a story of an act of heroism that didn't go quite as expected -- but that taught him a big lesson: Don't wait to be a hero.
My Daughter, Malala: Ziauddin Yousafzai
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?" Yousafzai asks. "Because I didn't clip her wings."
My Philosophy for a Happy Life Sam Berns at TEDx
Hear about Sam’s philosophy for a happy life.
Simon Sinek - How Great Leaders Inspire Action
Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action.
This is Water
Think about the things you take for granted and how the things that are difficult to see are sometimes the most important.
UT at Austin Commencement Address - William H. McRaven
Remarks by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ '77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, Texas Exes Life Member, and Distinguished Alumnus.
Waste No Food: A Teenager’s Bold Idea to End Hunger
“When you don’t know where your next meal is coming from, it’s all-consuming. You can’t focus on anything else.” Moved by the round-the-block lines he witnessed while working at a food shelter for a school community service project, 16 year-old Kiran Sridhar founded the “shared economy” platform Waste No Food which connects leftovers from dozens of restaurants and grocery stores in the Bay Area directly with shelters for the hungry and homeless. His new app closes the distribution gap between donors and recipients by connecting them directly within seconds. Precocious, enviably articulate and driven, Unilever Bright Future Award Winner Kiran Sridhar tells his story.
What All Great Superheroes Have in Common
Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through the importance of a promise. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex sends "promise cards" to anyone anywhere in the world at no cost and honors commitments made to charitable efforts. In less than two years, because I said I would has sent over 250,000 promise cards to over 82 different countries. The promises written on these cards have made headlines around the world. Alex himself is someone who truly honors commitment.
What Students Really Need to Hear
A high school teacher, trainer, and instructional coach, Chase Mielke shares a powerful message about what students need to hear.
The Whole World Will Dance (Tedx Talk)
Houston Kraft illustrates how even small actions can be transformed into agents of social change.
Why Leaders Eat Last: Simon Sinek
In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an "authority" versus a true "leader."
Why you will fail to have a great career - Larry Smith TEDx
In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.