TED Talks are a great way to inspire confidence, develop creativity and learn a multitude of skills; three things that are key in a successful event manager. Here we share our top talks, recommended by our own Steph Johnson…
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy brings back the Power Pose, a hero like stance that can be said to increase confidence. Cuddy also discusses how to interpret body language, a useful tool to assist event managers with stressful situations onsite and ahead of a pitch.
Everyone aims for that perfect work-life balance but it can be hard to perfect, especially in a demanding role such as an event manager. Here author of ‘Fat, Forty and Fired’, Nigel Marsh, talks what you can do to get it right.
Similarly to Marsh’s talk, Laura Vanderkam inspires working professionals to find the time for happy, balanced lives. By showing how most of us overestimate our working life, Vanderkam offers insights into how we can make the most of the time we do have for ourselves.
David Kelley discusses how to unleash your creativity, even if you’re not in a typically ‘creative’ role. Using life examples, the former designer encourages listeners to discover their natural creativity and to gain the confidence to ‘let their ideas fly’.
If there’s one thing event managers are familiar with, its stressful situations. This highly interesting talk by neuroscientist Daniel Levitin discusses how to avoid the mistakes that can often come with stress as your mind becomes clouded, by thinking ahead and staying logical.
Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert delivers a highly engaging, moving talk about how the ‘genius’ is within all of us, not just the great artists of our time. Her personal, funny memoirs inspire creativity and motivation.
Humour and positivity is the theme of psychologist Shawn Achor’s TED Talk, which argues against the view that we should work hard to be happy. Instead the CEO of Good Think Inc. suggests that by being happy, we are more productive.
Disagreements are inevitable in the working environment, particularly with the addition of stress. In his talk, Zachary R. Wood discusses how it’s important to come to a common ground and how by doing so tactfully can increase empathy and a general understanding of behaviour.
Sound consultant Julian Treasure discusses how to speak powerfully so that the people around you truly listen. His engaging talk includes practical exercises and tips to speak with empathy.
After studying a handful of top creative companies, Harvard professor Linda Hill discusses how to implement great ideas and keep them alive. Tools and tactics are revealed to unlock creativity not just within the typical ‘creatives’ but the whole team.
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