Our Favorite Ted Talks for Students

By Nerdpro on 28 October 17 Student Tips


Sometimes, you just need a little inspiration, or something for your brain to really dig into and think about. Here are five of what we think are the best TED Talks that are great for students to watch. The next time you’re grabbing a snack and taking a quick study break, try giving one of these talks a watch!

Brene Brown’s The Power of Vulnerability

We love this one because who hasn’t struggled with vulnerability and feeling the need to try and present an image of unassailable perfection to the world? But that’s not what we humans are meant to do.

Drew Dudley’s Everyday Leadership

There’s more to leadership than being a CEO or student class President; it’s about being a role model and guide to everyone we come into contact with. When we all think of ourselves as leaders, we’ll always be working towards improving ourselves – and that, in turn, can improve the world.

Angela Lee Duckworth’s Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Very fortunate and very few are those who can go through life achieving everything they want without putting in a lot of time and effort. This talk reminds us all that we have to be willing to do the work if we want to reap the rewards.

Adora Svitak’s What Adults can Learn from Kids

As we “grow up,” we leave our childhoods behind us. While some of this is both good and necessary, things like wonder, fun, imagination, and playfulness are things from our childhoods that we should strive to hold on to.

Amy Cuddy’s Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

This talk offers fascinating insights about body language, and gives a fantastic and fast way to increase your confidence (no kidding). So watch this and have this body language hack at the ready before your next class presentation or test.

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