TEDTalks

Excellent examples of public speaking
How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time | Su Kahumbu
How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time | Su Kahumbu
Su Kahumbu raises badass cows -- healthy, well-fed animals whose protein is key to solving a growing crisis in Africa: childhood nutritional stunting. With iCow, a simple SMS service she developed to ...
This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd
This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd
How deep into the Earth can we go and still find life? Marine microbiologist Karen Lloyd introduces us to deep-subsurface microbes: tiny organisms that live buried meters deep in ocean mud and have be...
How to fix a broken heart | Guy Winch
How to fix a broken heart | Guy Winch
At some point in our lives, almost every one of us will have our heart broken. Imagine how different things would be if we paid more attention to this unique emotional pain. Psychologist Guy Winch rev...
How I use Minecraft to help kids with autism | Stuart Duncan
How I use Minecraft to help kids with autism | Stuart Duncan
The internet can be an ugly place, but you won't find bullies or trolls on Stuart Duncan's Minecraft server, AutCraft. Designed for children with autism and their families, AutCraft creates a safe onl...
From death row to law graduate | Peter Ouko
From death row to law graduate | Peter Ouko
Peter Ouko spent 18 years in Kamiti Prison in Kenya, sometimes locked up in a cell with 13 other grown men for 23 and a half hours a day. In a moving talk, he tells the story of how he was freed -- an...
6 space technologies we can use to improve life on Earth | Danielle Wood
6 space technologies we can use to improve life on Earth | Danielle Wood
Danielle Wood leads the Space Enabled research group at the MIT Media Lab, where she works to tear down the barriers that limit the benefits of space exploration to only the few, the rich or the elite...
Black life at the intersection of birth and death | Mwende
Black life at the intersection of birth and death | Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa
"It is the artist's job to unearth stories that people try to bury with shovels of complacency and time," says poet and freedom fighter Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa. Performing her poem "The Joys of Mo...
My failed mission to find God -- and what I found instead | Anjali Kumar
My failed mission to find God -- and what I found instead | Anjali Kumar
Anjali Kumar went looking for God and ended up finding something else entirely. In an uplifting, funny talk about our shared humanity, she takes us on a spiritual pilgrimage to meet witches in New Yor...
Could fish social networks help us save coral reefs? | Mike Gil
Could fish social networks help us save coral reefs? | Mike Gil
Mike Gil spies on fish: using novel multi-camera systems and computer vision technology, the TED Fellow and his colleagues explore how coral reef fish behave, socialize and affect their ecosystems. Le...
The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David
The gift and power of emotional courage | Susan David
Psychologist Susan David shares how the way we deal with our emotions shapes everything that matters: our actions, careers, relationships, health and happiness. In this deeply moving, humorous and pot...
Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth -- mosquitoes | Fredros Okumu
Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth -- mosquitoes | Fredros Okumu
What do we really know about mosquitoes? Fredros Okumu catches and studies these disease-carrying insects for a living -- with the hope of crashing their populations. Join Okumu for a tour of the fron...
The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy | Amar Inamdar
The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy | Amar Inamdar
There's an energy revolution happening in villages and towns across Africa -- off-grid solar energy is becoming a viable alternative to traditional electricity systems. In a bold talk about a true lea...
What's it like to be a robot? | Leila Takayama
What's it like to be a robot? | Leila Takayama
We already live among robots: tools and machines like dishwashers and thermostats so integrated into our lives that we'd never think to call them that. What will a future with even more robots look li...
The surprising solution to ocean plastic | David Katz
The surprising solution to ocean plastic | David Katz
Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That's the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a worldwide chain of stores where everything from school tu...
Photos of Africa, taken from a flying lawn chair | George Steinmetz
Photos of Africa, taken from a flying lawn chair | George Steinmetz
George Steinmetz's spectacular photos show Africa from the air, taken from the world's slowest, lightest aircraft. Join Steinmetz to discover the surprising historical, ecological and sociopolitical p...
The dangerous evolution of HIV | Edsel Salvaña
The dangerous evolution of HIV | Edsel Salvaña
Think we're winning the battle against HIV? Maybe not, as the next wave of drug-resistant viruses arrives. In an eye-opening talk, TED Fellow Edsel Salvana describes the aggressive HIV subtype AE that...
The business benefits of doing good | Wendy Woods
The business benefits of doing good | Wendy Woods
"The only way we're going to make substantial progress on the challenging problems of our time is for business to drive the solutions," says social impact strategist Wendy Woods. In a data-packed talk...
An economic case for protecting the planet | Naoko Ishii
An economic case for protecting the planet | Naoko Ishii
We all share one planet -- we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared resource...