How to make stress your friend- Kelly McGonigal
"Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others."
Secrets of success in 8 words- Richard St. John
Why do people succeed? Is it because they are smart? Lucky? No. Analyst Richard St. John condenses his years of studying and interviews into a slideshow of the real secrets of success.
A simple way to break a bad habit- Judson Brewer
Can we break bad habits by being curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer spends his time studying the relationship between addiction and mindfulness. Whether the addiction is smoking or overeating. He teaches about the mechanism of habit and development and discovers a simple profound tactic that can help beat your urges.
Don't regret regret- Kathryn Schulz
In a world where we are taught to live without regrets, Kathryn uses her tattoo as an example of embracing regrets. Kathryn Schulz makes a powerful moving case to embrace regrets and mistakes.
How to make hard choices- Ruth Chang
This talk will change your life. Big decisions are agonizing to make and many avoid making those decisions as often as possible. Whether it is professional or personal, decisions make up a majority of our lives. Philosopher Ruth Change changes the way we look at these choices and offers a powerful new framework to shape who we truly are.
The danger of silence- Clint Smith
Poet and teacher Clint Smith shares a powerful short piece on finding courage in ourselves to speak up against things that matter- ignorance and injustice. "We often spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't."
How to speak so that people want to listen- Julian Treasure
How many times are we talking or sharing something important and we feel as though no one is listening? Sound expert Julian Treasure demonstrates through this talk the how-to's of powerful speaking. Whether its vocal exercises or empathetic speaking this talk would help the world sound more beautiful.
Your body language may shape who you are- Amy Cuddy
Body language affect both how we see ourselves as well as how others see us. Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist, show the power posing- a posture of confidence- and how it can affect both testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, as well as its potential to impact our success.
The happy secret to better work- Shawn Anchor
Is it work hard for happiness or happiness to work hard? Psychologist Shawn Anchor shares a fast-paced funny talk that argues happiness is really what inspires us to be more productive and hence successful.
A call to men- Tony Porter
This talk is a call for men everywhere to not "act like a man." Tony Porter shares graphic and powerful stories from his own life and shows how this mentality drummed into so many boys and men can lead to the continual disrespect, mistreatment and abuse of women and eachother. He makes a call to break free of the "man box" to save society.