TEDTalks

Excellent examples of public speaking
The best teams have this secret weapon | Adam Grant
The best teams have this secret weapon | Adam Grant
Big stars might get all the attention, but they're not the reason a team succeeds. Organizational psychologist (and host of TED's podcast WorkLife) Adam Grant explains how the real stars -- on the cou...
How Pakistani women are taking the internet back | Nighat Dad
How Pakistani women are taking the internet back | Nighat Dad
TED Fellow Nighat Dad studies online harassment, especially as it relates to patriarchal cultures like the one in her small village in Pakistan. She tells the story of how she set up Pakistan's first ...
The age-old sharing economies of Africa -- and why we should scale them | Robert Neuwirth
The age-old sharing economies of Africa -- and why we should scale them | Robert Neuwirth
From rides to homes and beyond, we're sharing everything these days, with the help of digital tools. But as modern and high-tech as the sharing economy seems, it's been alive in Africa for centuries, ...
Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan
Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan
"You do not mess with something so fundamental, so precious, as science," says Kirsty Duncan, Canada's first Minister of Science. In a heartfelt, inspiring talk about pushing boundaries, she makes the...
The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam
The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam
Local humanitarians are beacons of light in the darkness of war, says humanitarian aid entrepreneur and TED Fellow Rola Hallam. She's working to help responders on the ground in devastated communities...
A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow | Kate Raworth
A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow | Kate Raworth
What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of...
The truth about unwanted arousal | Emily Nagoski
The truth about unwanted arousal | Emily Nagoski
Sex educator Emily Nagoski breaks down one of the most dangerous myths about sex and introduces us to the science behind arousal nonconcordance: when there's a disconnect between physical response and...
"Iyeza" / "Zabalaza" | Thandiswa Mazwai
Self-styled wild woman and rebel singer Thandiswa Mazwai rocks the TED stage with an electrifying performance of two songs: "Iyeza" and "Zabalaza." Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The T...
What it's like to be a transgender dad | LB Hannahs
What it's like to be a transgender dad | LB Hannahs
LB Hannahs candidly shares the experience of parenting as a genderqueer individual -- and what it can teach us about authenticity and advocacy. "Authenticity doesn't mean 'comfortable.' It means manag...
Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz
Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz
In this joyful, heartfelt talk featuring demos of her wonderfully wacky creations, Simone Giertz shares her craft: making useless robots. Her inventions -- designed to chop vegetables, cut hair, apply...
A playful solution to the housing crisis | Sarah Murray
A playful solution to the housing crisis | Sarah Murray
Frustrated by her lack of self-determination in the housing market, Sarah Murray created a computer game that allows home buyers to design a house and have it delivered to them in modular components t...
How Baltimore called a ceasefire | Erricka Bridgeford
How Baltimore called a ceasefire | Erricka Bridgeford
In one day, in one city, in one neighborhood -- what if everyone put their guns down? Erricka Bridgeford is a peacemaker who wants to stop the murders and violence in her hometown of Baltimore. So she...
What it takes to be racially literate | Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo
What it takes to be racially literate | Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo
Over the last year, Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo traveled to all 50 US states, collecting personal stories about race and intersectionality. Now they're on a mission to equip every American with the to...
How to build (and rebuild) trust | Frances Frei
How to build (and rebuild) trust | Frances Frei
Trust is the foundation for everything we do. But what do we do when it's broken? In an eye-opening talk, Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei gives a crash course in trust: how to build it,...
Why you don’t like the sound of your own voice | Rébecca Kleinberger
Why you don’t like the sound of your own voice | Rébecca Kleinberger
Your voice is indistinguishable from how other people see you, but your relationship with it is far from obvious. Rébecca Kleinberger studies how we use and understand our voices and the voices of oth...
To design better tech, understand context | Tania Douglas
To design better tech, understand context | Tania Douglas
What good is a sophisticated piece of medical equipment to people in Africa if it can't handle the climate there? Biomedical engineer Tania Douglas shares stories of how we're often blinded to real ne...
It's time for the law to protect victims of gender violence | Laura L. Dunn
It's time for the law to protect victims of gender violence | Laura L. Dunn
To make accountability the norm after gender violence in the United States, we need to change tactics, says victims' rights attorney and TED Fellow Laura L. Dunn. Instead of going institution by insti...
How a male contraceptive pill could work | John Amory
How a male contraceptive pill could work | John Amory
Andrologist John Amory is developing innovative male contraception that gives men a new option for taking responsibility to prevent unintended pregnancy. He details the science in development -- and w...