Here are 5 TED Talks that you need to be listening to this weekend. Chilled drinks and BBQ in hand of course.
1. My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic
Sam Berns led a happy life. He was a philosopher. A student. A drummer. A party boy. And a good friend. He was sick for most of his life with an illness that made him old before his time. Sam spoke at a TEDx Mid-Atlantic Conference in October, 2013, on his three rules for a happy life just months before he would pass away.
2. The Magic of Not Giving a F*** | Sarah Knight | TEDxCoconutGrove
After fifteen years working in New York City’s top publishing houses, Sarah Knight struck out on her own. Since then, her essay “I Quit My Job Today (And So Can You!)”—that went viral, and her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck: How to Stop Spending Time You Don’t Have with People You Don’t Like Doing Things You Don’t Want to Do", became a bestseller. The escape from corporate life and transformation into an “accidental anti-guru” continued when she and her husband moved to Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. Sarah’s new book explains how to "Get Your Shit Together: How to Stop Worrying About What You Should Do So You Can Finish What You Need to Do and Start Doing What You Want to Do."
3.The surprising secret to speaking with confidence | Caroline Goyder | TEDxBrixton
Caroline worked for many years as a voice teacher at the Central School of Speech and Drama, and has spent the last ten years developing a system to help her non-acting clients to perform with the same poise, presence and power in everyday life. RED magazine recently called Caroline one of Britain’s top coaches, and her client list is as diverse as her knowledge, from CEOs of major companies, TV news anchors and an array of people in between. Her passion is helping people from all walks of life sound, and feel their best.
4. We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | TEDxEuston
Renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers a new definition of feminism rooted in inclusion and awareness.
5. The art of being yourself | Caroline McHugh | TEDxMiltonKeynesWomen
In this inspiring talk, Caroline McHugh explains that our only job in this life is to be as good as we can possibly be at being us.
Caroline is founder and CEO of IDOLOGY, a movement dedicated to helping individuals and organisations be fully deployed, original versions of themselves and author of a book called Never Not a Lovely Moon.