TEDTalks

Excellent examples of public speaking
My identity is a superpower -- not an obstacle | America Ferrera
My identity is a superpower -- not an obstacle | America Ferrera
Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like, says actor, director and activist America Ferrera. Tracing the contours of her career, she calls for more authentic representation...
The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya
The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya
Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls for an end to the busi...
The next global agricultural revolution | Bruce Friedrich
The next global agricultural revolution | Bruce Friedrich
Conventional meat production causes harm to our environment and presents risks to global health, but people aren't going to eat less meat unless we give them alternatives that cost the same (or less) ...
Sloths! The strange life of the world's slowest mammal | Lucy Cooke
Sloths! The strange life of the world's slowest mammal | Lucy Cooke
Sloths have been on this planet for more than 40 million years. What's the secret to their success? In a hilarious talk, zoologist Lucy Cooke takes us inside the strange life of the world's slowest ma...
How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett
How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett
"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. In an inspiring talk, she shares three ways to crack the code of confidence -- and her...
The difference between healthy and unhealthy love | Katie Hood
The difference between healthy and unhealthy love | Katie Hood
In a talk about understanding and practicing the art of healthy relationships, Katie Hood reveals the five signs you might be in an unhealthy relationship -- with a romantic partner, a friend, a famil...
How AI could become an extension of your mind | Arnav Kapur
How AI could become an extension of your mind | Arnav Kapur
Try talking to yourself without opening your mouth, by simply saying words internally. What if you could search the internet like that -- and get an answer back? In the first live public demo of his n...
What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes | Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin
What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes | Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin
E-cigarettes and vapes have exploded in popularity in the last decade, especially among youth and young adults -- from 2011 to 2015, e-cigarette use among high school students in the US increased by 9...
Could a tattoo help you stay healthy? | Carson Bruns
Could a tattoo help you stay healthy? | Carson Bruns
Can we make tattoos both beautiful and functional? Nanotechnologist Carson Bruns shares his work creating high-tech tattoos that react to their environment -- like color-changing ink that can tell you...
Digital humans that look just like us | Doug Roble
Digital humans that look just like us | Doug Roble
In an astonishing talk and tech demo, software researcher Doug Roble debuts "DigiDoug": a real-time, 3-D, digital rendering of his likeness that's accurate down to the scale of pores and wrinkles. Pow...
Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker
Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker
Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully goo...
How your brain's executive function works -- and how to improve it | Sabine Doebel
How your brain's executive function works -- and how to improve it | Sabine Doebel
You use your brain's executive function every day -- it's how you do things like pay attention, plan ahead and control impulses. Can you improve it to change for the better? With highlights from her r...
The case for having kids | Wajahat Ali
The case for having kids | Wajahat Ali
The global fertility rate, or the number of children per woman, has halved over the last 50 years. What will having fewer babies mean for the future of humanity? In this funny, eye-opening talk, journ...
The crisis of leadership — and a new way forward | Halla Tómasdóttir and Bryn Freedman
The crisis of leadership — and a new way forward | Halla Tómasdóttir and Bryn Freedman
What should modern leadership look like? Entrepreneur and former Icelandic presidential candidate Halla Tómasdóttir thinks global leaders need to change their ways -- or risk becoming irrelevant. In a...
How to revive your belief in democracy | Eric Liu
How to revive your belief in democracy | Eric Liu
Civic evangelist Eric Liu shares a powerful way to rekindle the spirit of citizenship and the belief that democracy still works. Join him for a trip to "Civic Saturday" and learn more about how making...
Everything around you can become a computer | Ivan Poupyrev
Everything around you can become a computer | Ivan Poupyrev
Designer Ivan Poupyrev wants to integrate technology into everyday objects to make them more useful and fun -- like a jacket you can use to answer phone calls or a houseplant you can play like a keybo...
Mind-blowing stage sculptures that fuse music and technology | Es Devlin
Mind-blowing stage sculptures that fuse music and technology | Es Devlin
It starts with a sketch. Then it evolves into a larger-than-life visual masterpiece, a celebration of human connection. Follow along as legendary artist and designer Es Devlin takes us on a visual tou...
How supercharged plants could slow climate change | Joanne Chory
How supercharged plants could slow climate change | Joanne Chory
Plants are amazing machines -- for millions of years, they've taken carbon dioxide out of the air and stored it underground, keeping a crucial check on the global climate. Plant geneticist Joanne Chor...