4 TED Talks To Help You Stand Out At Work


May 1, 2017 | BY Rebecca Cairns

Take the boardroom by storm.

Whether you've just started your first job or have been working for decades, it's never too late to pick up new tricks. In the corporate world, knowing how to present yourself and interact with your team is vital. 

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These four TED talks will help you brush up on the professional skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the workplace. From knowing how to hold a great conversation to motivating your team, master these skills to climb up the career ladder and beyond. 


How to make your voice matter

Business advisor and sound consultant Julian Treasure is an expert in voice and sound. Sharing his specialist knowledge, he goes through the seven deadly sins of speaking and explains how you can make what you say matter, and get your colleagues to pay attention.


How to use body language effectively

Social psychologist Amy Cuddy dissects how we present ourselves through our body language and nonverbal communication. From handshakes to emojis, she demonstrates how changing your posture can alter not only others’ perception of you, but also your view of yourself.


How to motivate yourself and your team

Are rewards always motivating? Career analyst Dan Pink doesn’t think so. Demonstrating that reward-driven work isn’t always equivalent to motivated or created work, he proposes new business models to help motivate your team and yourself.


How to make better conversation

In this digital age, we don't quite make conversation the same way we used to. Radio host Celeste Headlee has 10 golden rules to make you walk the talk, and engage with those around you—it's a vital skill for anyone who works with clients, colleagues or people, which is pretty much all of us.