Happy Friday Eve Ladies,
The below came into my email inbox after I gave the thumbs up to the Amy Cuddy TED Talk on YouTube.
If you haven't watched the Amy Cuddy talk yet - do so! Especially going into season this next week.
I manage 10 software trainers and I require everyone to watch this during their first week on my team. It is
pretty awesome how much our minds control everything!
Anyway, I watched a couple of the TED Talks below - and thought "I need to pass these on". I hope you get a chance to watch a couple too!
8 TED Talks Every Woman Should Watch
By AUDRA KOCH
TED Talks are some of the best pick-me-ups on a down day. They entertain, enlighten, uplift, and inform you in eighteen minutes or less.
There’s no shortage of talks by amazing women on topics from being a leader in your workplace, to modern physical beauty.
Here are just a few inspirational talks to add to your playlist:
1. Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders
Ready for that next promotion or job interview? Watch this amazing talk given by the author of Lean In.
This talk goes over the many ways that women inhibit themselves from leadership positions, and how
we can break free of that and gain control in the workplace!
2. Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are
This was one of the first talks I ever watched, and everything Cuddy says will blow your mind, but also makes
perfect sense. She goes over how body language affects not only how other people see you, but even how
you see yourself. Listening to her tips can improve your overall confidence, and change how others perceive you.
3. Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
Brown really digs down into why we need to be more open and vulnerable people. Both in personal and professional
life, being emotionally open can help you connect with people on a much deeper level, and even help you understand
yourself better than you ever have.
4. Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can We All “Have It All”?
Slaughter is a public policy expert that explains why we need major changes in work culture, public policy, and social
mores before women will ever have a level playing field with our male counterparts. An incredibly insightful talk,
Slaughter explains the ways we can finally become equals, and how we can Have It All.
5. Tracy McMillan: The Person You Really Need to Marry
Most people search constantly for the person that they want to marry, but McMillan argues that first, the person you really
need to marry is yourself. Before you can be a great partner, you need to love and be secure with yourself.
6. Mel Robbins: How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over
Robbin’s talk is the kick in the butt everyone needs. Her blunt and honest way of talking might catch you off guard, but her
overall message is to figure out what you really want. Whether it’s deeper relationships, a job promotion, or to start eating
better she gives you that push you need to do it.
7. Meg Jay: Why 30 Is Not The New 20
Jay challenges all twenty-somethings to not coast through their twenties on autopilot and finally get their life together before
they turn 30. She gives three clear pieces of advice to take hold of these years so you can ultimately be ahead in your career,
relationships, and self-fulfillment.
8. Cameron Russell: Looks Aren’t Everything. Believe Me, I’m A Model
Russell makes a powerful statement that even though models are looked up to as physically “perfect” they are some of the
most insecure people in the world. It’s a great talk to remind yourself that we are all beautiful and that we should be striving
for health and happiness other than “perfect” physical beauty.