Become Awesome With These Soft Skills TED Talks

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Develop your Presentation, Communication, Leadership and Many More Soft Skills With Our Top 10 TED Talk Videos.

Who are TED?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

1. Coaching Skills: Building Your Inner Coaching by Brett Ledbetter, TED Talks. (442,168 views)

Firstly, what separates players and people? Why do some people handle adversity better than others and achieve higher levels of success? In this TEDxYouth Talk, Brett tackles these questions by providing insights.

Links to YouTube video TED Talk Building your inner coach by Brett Ledbetter for coaching skills
Watch this video for powerful insights from championship coaches

 

2. Communication Skills: The Power of Communication by Nina Legath, TED Talks. (53,147 views)

Secondly, Nina discusses the importance of communication in the workplace and underlines the necessity of knowing how to communicate efficiently, in order to thrive in the working world.

Links to TED talk video Power of Communication by Nina Legath shareing the importance of communication in the workplace
Watch to learn how to communicate efficiently and thrive in the working world

 

3. Conflict Resolution: 3 Ways to Resolve Conflict by Dorothy Walker, TED Talks.(110,788 views)

Anybody can help resolve a conflict, says project manager Dorothy Walker. With three simple steps, she shares how you can use positive energy to solve conflicts between friends, coworkers, strangers, kids and beyond.

Links to YouTube TED talk 3 ways to resolve a conflict by Dorothy Walker for resolving workplace conflicts
Resolve a conflict with 3 simple steps

 

4. Influencing Skills: What Makes Us Influential by Jon Levy, TED Talks. (30,513 views)

Jon Levy, a behavioral scientist who studies human activity, seeks to understand the power of influence in today’s connected world. In this talk, Levy shares how he personally connects some of the world’s most influential people, by simply inviting them to a dinner party.

Links to TED talk What makes us influential by Jon Levy for influencing skills
How to be influential? Hear it from a behavioral scientist!

 

5. Leadership Skills: How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek, TED Talks.(59,022,972 views)

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question: “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Wright brothers …

Links to TED talk video How great leaders inspire action by Simon Sinek for inspirational leadership
Learn more about inspirational leadership with Simon Sinek

 

6. Negotiation Skills: 3 Steps to Getting What You Want in a Negotiation by Ruchi Sinha, TED Talks.(2,435,118 views)

Links to TED talk video 3 steps to getting what you want in a negotiation by Ruchi Sinha for negotiations skills tip
Get what you want in any negotiation with this video!

 

7. People Management Skills: How to Tell a Leader From a Manager by Ruth Milligan, TED Talks. (15,780 views)

Ruth Milligan founded TEDxColumbus in 2009 and in 2018 she retired from being its organizer. In this 2019 talk, she reflects on what she learned from curating and coaching 10 years of talks, coupled with her lifetime of professional observations of those who work to influence and persuade through public speaking.

Links to TED talk video Storytelling How to tell a leader from a manager by Ruth Milligan compares a leader vs. a manager
Years of knowledge from observing those who work to influence and persuade through public speaking

 

8. Presentation Skills: The 3 Magic Ingredients of Amazing Presentations by Phil Waknell, TED Talks. (388,034 views)

Why are most presentations so boring and ineffective? And why are TED talks the exceptions that prove the rule? Over the last ten years, as a specialist in high-impact presentations, Phil Waknell has saved thousands of audiences from a painful death by boredom or bullet points. During this short and entertaining talk, he distils all this experience into the three magic ingredients of successful presentations and shares a simple but powerful technique to firstly, understand your real objectives, secondly, work out what to say to achieve them, and finally formulate those ideas into a compelling narrative. No magic wand is required! However, after watching this talk, you’ll never think of presentations the same way again…

Links to YouTube video TED Talk The 3 Magic Ingredients of Amazing Presentations by Phil WAKNELL
Create amazing presentations with this video

 

9. Team Building Skills: How to Turn a Group of Strangers Into a Team by Amy Edmondson, TED Talks. (2,936,682 views)

Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies “teaming,” where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems. Edmondson shares the elements needed to turn a group of strangers into a quick-thinking team that can nimbly respond to challenges.

Links to TED talk How to turn a group of strangers into a team by Amy Edmondson
There’s no better video on effective teambuilding

 

10. Time Management Skills: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen, TED Talks. (2,751,355 views)

Finally, David Allen, the author of the bestselling Getting Things Done, is widely recognized as the world’s leading authority on personal and organizational productivity.

Links to YouTube video Ted Talk The Art of Stress-Free Productivity: by David Allen
Learn to be more productive from a Productivity expert

 

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