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pictureYou may already know of TED and have downloaded some of the excellent talks from www.ted.com

TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to ‘ideas worth spreading’. TED runs conferences bringing delegates together from the worlds of Technology, Entertainment and Design. Speakers are leaders in their fields and are ‘challenged to give the presentation of their lives (in 18-minutes or less).

Here are two of my favourite TED talks.

How to Make Stress Your Friend

For those going through stressful times or have ever experienced stress, there is an absolutely riveting talk by Kelly McGonigal, ‘How to Make Stress Your Friend.’

Ms McGonigal, from Stanford University, looks at stress from a totally different angle, showing the positive sides of stress. ‘While stress has been made into a public health enemy, stress may only be bad for you if you believe it to be so.’ The talk can be found at:

www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend.html

The Power of Introverts

Susan Cain‘s book ‘Quiet’ has become a Business best seller. In the book she argues that the modern world is built for extroverts and not for the 30-50 per cent or so of people who are introverts.

In the presentation, Ms Cain discusses the benefits that introverts bring to the work place and how everyone can develop from more solitude and deeper thought.

The talk is at:

www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts.html

I hope you enjoy the presentations if you get the chance to view them.

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