TED Talks are where we turn to learn from some of the most amazing speakers on the planet. We can’t help but notice some outstanding women speakers sharing their powerful messages to fellow fempreneurs and business women.
These days, you can find many insightful TED Talks delivered by women that give us information regarding our behavioural patterns, success lessons, marketing strategies, business tactics, and the list goes on and on. And it’s even more amazing how after just 20 minutes of watching these inspirational TED talks, we often experience an uplift in spirit.
That is why we have put together a list of some (there are just so many) women TED Talks that every woman entrepreneur – or anyone – should watch. There is no better way than to pick yourself up and put yourself back on track than listening to powerful women sharing their message with you.
Why Do Ambitious Women have Flat Heads? By Dame Stephanie Shirley
If you have never watched Dame Stephanie in this remarkable TED talk, you are in for a real treat. She’s now 83 years old, and this inspirational woman has a tale worth reading about. She has breached traditional barriers as a woman and accomplished more than what most people could achieve in a lifetime. Simply amazing! An MUST-watch talk.
How to Fascinate by Sally Hogshead
Branding is all about fascination and having people fall head over heels with your idea. Sally Hogshead does a spectacular talk as she sheds great insights on how to do just that. Learn about the seven fascination triggers you should be using to attract and land potential clients.
How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over by Mel Robbins
If you couldn’t tell by the title, Mel Robbins is a straight-forward type of woman. She doesn’t beat around the bush in teaching you how to make things work for you and to stop yourself from self-sabotage. Many women entrepreneurs have experienced self-doubt or fear in business; it’s only natural. Listen to Mel Robbins’ strategies in her TED talk to prevent “screwing yourself over” or learning how to fix your attitude.
How to Succeed? Get More Sleep by Arianna Huffington
There’s no doubt that as women entrepreneurs, we can be sleep-deprived. We’ve been brought up to think that the only way to be truly successful is to work relentlessly hard and sacrifice important parts of life such as family, friends, partners – and ourselves. Is this really the road to true success? After watching this TED talk by Arianna Huffington, you’ll learn that you may have it all backwards. She explains that we should rest more and work less. Who seconds this idea? We sure do. And you should too.
The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown
It’s amazing after watching a few TED talks, how you may have a lightbulb moment. There is a reason why Brene Brown has MORE than 27 million views as she inspires us with her accidental discovery to success. Brene Brown’s life took a 360 spin, and the outcome was NOT what she had anticipated – or wanted. However, her Pandora’s Box led to another career path, and she has a powerful message to share with viewers. This TED talk is definitely one that every women entrepreneur or career woman should watch and listen to her incredible message.
To Reach Beyond Your Limits by Training Your Mind by Marisa Peer
If you have come across Marisa Peer, there’s no denying her amazing talents and engaging experiences. She’s one of those empowering women that gives you practical strategies for succeeding – not just the theory behind it. This TED talker shared her involvements when she was treating patients like Oscar-winning actors, famous rock stars, Olympic athletes and how she took these experiences to expand upon her powerful message in this video. You’ll get an insightful walk-through on how to collaborate with your mind to achieve higher success levels. (The goal of aspiring women in business)
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Sometimes being a strong woman leader means doing things on your own – and not asking for help. Is asking for support a sign of weakness? As women, sometimes we put aside our own needs and wants first to assist others. Amanda Palmer speaks about not being ashamed of asking for a helping hand and inspires us through her eye-opening personal story. Remember, you can’t do it alone and there is no shame is asking for help. Listen to Amanda Palmer’s important message and apply her techniques in your situations.
Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are by Amy Cuddy
Studies show that body language is an actual language of its own and it’s the most powerful communication tool. After watching Amy Cuddy, a Social Psychologist, you will understand better how to project yourself to the world around you. In her TED talk, she explains how to use body language as a form of speech in a powerful way to better achieve your desired outcome. (If you are looking to land or negotiate with a client, make sure you are sending the right message with your body language)
Why 30 is Not the New 20 by Meg Jay
Can we say controversial? Don’t be offended just yet. Meg Jay does a spectacular job in her TED Talk interlacing the concept of dating in your twenties and entrepreneurs who are waiting around for the “right” thing to happen. She’s projecting a powerful voice about the fall backs of “waiting around” gives you a shrewd awakening about how you go about achieving success. So if you have been excusing yourself for putting things off thinking that they will manifest on their own – well you are in for a treat. Learn how to inevitably bring about the success you want in life by listening to Meg Ray’s TED talk.
Have you been inspired?
There are so many amazing women TED talks out there and we wish we could write about all them all in this article. So, if you have come across other women TED Talks which have inspired you and uplifted your spirits – DO share them with us. We’d be happy to include them in our helpful list.
We hope you get some inspiration from these incredibly empowering women! We also aim to have some excellent female keynote speakers at the Creative Women Conference in May 2017. The list is building so stay tuned and register before the event fills up!