Ted Talks can be a great source of inspiration, whether you are working to better yourself or working to build your own business. Speakers can share industry-specific expertise or valuable advice with the public. Finding which Ted Talks are relevant to you can be a difficult quest, so below here are four of the best Ted Talks for Entrepreneurs. Take the time to bookmark these videos for later viewing if you can’t watch them now.
- Regina Hartley’s “Why the Best Hire Might Not Have the Perfect Resume”
In this engaging speech, Hartley talks to the audience about the importance of looking beyond the resume when searching for the perfect candidate. She discusses the issues behind hiring the applicant with the perfect resume versus hiring the applicant with drive, passion, and slightly less experience. If you are planning on hiring soon, then this is the perfect Ted Talk for you.
- Dan Cobley’s “What Physics Taught Me About Marketing”
Physics may seem like it is a long shot away from marketing, but what Cobley’s talk will show you is that marketing is physics. It is all about the numbers and how a mathematical approach to branding might not seem intuitive, but it is the best way to reel in your customers. Whether math was your favorite or least favorite subject in school, this speech is sure to show you how applying those math skills can change your business for the better.
- Simon Sinek’s “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”
Great leaders can be hard to find, and becoming a great leader is even more difficult. Sinek argues that the greatest leaders all approach problems creatively. He uses a compare and contrast approach to help you compare your business’ success to others. Sinek states that to improve from that point, you must continuously ask yourself “Why?” He says that answering this question dictates how you should respond to any challenge.
- Majora Carter’s “3 Stories Of Local Eco-entrepreneurship”
Carter’s inspiring talk tells the stories of three businesses that have made the effort to go Eco-friendly. She discusses the difference in cost between older, outdated methods of obtaining energy and newer Green alternatives that are now flooding the market. Carter’s suggests that it is the responsibility of the entrepreneur to make environment-conscious choices regarding their business, to influence others to do the same, and to thereby improve the environmental effects of businesses worldwide.