TEDTalks

Excellent examples of public speaking
What comes after tragedy? Forgiveness | Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix
What comes after tragedy? Forgiveness | Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix
On one awful night in 1995, Ples Felix's 14-year-old grandson murdered Azim Khamisa's son in a gang initiation fueled by drugs, alcohol and a false sense of belonging. The deadly encounter sent Khamis...
Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care | Cleo Wade
Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care | Cleo Wade
Artist and poet Cleo Wade recites a moving poem about being an advocate for love and acceptance in a time when both seem in short supply. Woven between stories of people at the beginning and end of th...
See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income | Anna Rosling Rönnlund
See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income | Anna Rosling Rönnlund
What does it look like when someone in Sweden brushes their teeth or when someone in Rwanda makes their bed? Anna Rosling Rönnlund wants all of us to find out, so she sent photographers to 264 homes i...
American bipartisan politics can be saved -- here's how | Bob Inglis
American bipartisan politics can be saved -- here's how | Bob Inglis
Former Republican member of the U.S. Congress Bob Inglis shares an optimistic message about how conservatives can lead on climate change and other pressing problems -- and how free enterprise (and wor...
The hidden role informal caregivers play in health care | Scott Williams
The hidden role informal caregivers play in health care | Scott Williams
Once a cared-for patient and now a caregiver himself, Scott Williams highlights the invaluable role of informal caregivers -- those friends and relatives who, out of love, go the extra mile for patien...
Talk about your death while you're still healthy | Michelle Knox
Talk about your death while you're still healthy | Michelle Knox
Do you know what you want when you die? Do you know how you want to be remembered? In a candid, heartfelt talk about a subject most of us would rather not discuss, Michelle Knox asks each of us to ref...
The search for
The search for "aha!" moments | Matt Goldman
In 1988, Matt Goldman co-founded Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway production that became a sensation known for its humor, blue body paint and wild stunts. The show works on the premise that certain con...
How to put the power of law in people's hands | Vivek Maru
How to put the power of law in people's hands | Vivek Maru
What can you do when the wheels of justice don't turn fast enough? Or when they don't turn at all? Vivek Maru is working to transform the relationship between people and law, turning law from an abstr...
A one-man musical phenomenon | Jacob Collier
A one-man musical phenomenon | Jacob Collier
Jacob Collier is a one-man band and force of nature. In a dynamic, colorful performance, he recreates the magical room at his home in London where he produces music, performing three songs in which he...
Want to be more creative? Go for a walk | Marily Oppezzo
Want to be more creative? Go for a walk | Marily Oppezzo
When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Oppezzo, getting up and going for a walk might be all...
How record collectors find lost music and preserve our cultural heritage | Alexis Charpentier
How record collectors find lost music and preserve our cultural heritage | Alexis Charpentier
For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by "digging" for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares...
How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain | Kevin Njabo
How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain | Kevin Njabo
How can Africans find solutions to Africa's problems? Conservation biologist Kevin Njabo tells his personal story of how he nearly became part of the group of African scientists who seek an education ...
Medical tech designed to meet Africa's needs | Soyapi Mumba
Medical tech designed to meet Africa's needs | Soyapi Mumba
In sub-Saharan Africa, power outages, low technology penetration, slow internet and understaffed hospitals plague health care systems. To make progress on these problems in Malwai, TED Fellow Soyapi M...
How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities | Mindy Scheier
How adaptive clothing empowers people with disabilities | Mindy Scheier
Do you have a favorite T-shirt or pair of jeans that transforms you and makes you feel confident -- makes you feel like you? That's because what you wear can affect your mood, your health and your sel...