Despite the Coronavirus and global lockdowns, people still managed to come together to share groundbreaking ideas in TED Talks that had to take a virtual approach.
Even though speakers were limited to a camera, the videos below contain incredible examples of how through storytelling and body language, we can all convey powerful emotions and ensure our message is heard—enjoy!
#1 IT’S OK TO FEEL OVERWHELMED. HERE’S WHAT TO DO NEXT – ELIZABETH GILBERT
Even though 2020 is behind us, the lessons and wisdoms we learned will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
All of us were challenged in ways that we were unprepared for. Moments of fear, grief, loneliness, anxiety, doubt, and so many more emotions weighed on our minds.
Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED Talk explores mental health and charts new ways of thinking to help.
#2 HOW RACIAL BIAS WORKS—AND HOW TO DISRUPT IT – JENNIFER L. EBERHARDT
We often believe that only huge changes will combat racial injustice.
But sometimes it can take tiny adjustments that challenge our thought process or give us a new perspective.
Jennifer Eberhardt will draw you in with her storytelling and astound you with this eye-opening TED Talk that discusses the state of our society and possible paths to change.
#3 HOW TO BE YOUR BEST SELF IN TIMES OF CRISIS – SUSAN DAVID
Like any year, this year will pose it’s own challenges for us all.
In this TED Talk, Susan David discusses how to remain resilient through adversity while also providing insights on building stronger connections with those around you.
Even though the context of the discussion was around the pandemic, the methods she teaches will help anyone maintain hope and confidence.
#4 THE PATH TO ENDING SYSTEMATIC RACISM
The death of George Floyd was the final straw that caused an eruption of protests and riots against systemic racism, not just in America, but all over the world.
This TED Talk discussion brought together the minds of Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King and Anthony D. Romero to provide one of the most insightful dives into the issues.
They may be talking virtually rather than on a stage, but their passion and determination to fight injustice shines through with just the same impact.
#5 TO OVERCOME CHALLENGES, STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS – DEAN FURNESS
Have you ever felt like you aren’t good enough? Or that when compared to your peers it seems like you missed out on opportunities that robbed you of progressing?
Dean Furness’ TED Talk puts a spotlight on the dangers of comparison and how it can damage your self-esteem and self-worth.
If you’ve been battling with something similar recently, this will give you a beautiful new perspective.
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YOU DON’T NEED TO SPEAK IN PERSON TO MAKE AN IMPACT
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