Are you familiar with TED Talks? TED stands for Technology Entertainment and Design. The conference brings together some of the biggest names in various industries to speak for 18 minutes on different subjects in their industry.
For this post, I am rounding up a list of 5 inspiring excellent TED Talks that you should consider watching – especially if you are a small business.
- Rethinking commitment – John Jantsch
John Janstch is a small business marketing consultant and founder of Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine. The Huffington post hails John as one of the Top 100 Influencers that you Must Follow on Twitter and Forbes Magazine dubbed his site – Duct Tape Marketing as one of the top 100 Websites for Entrepreneurs.
- How to get your ideas to spread – Seth Godin
Seth Godin is founder of Sethgodin.com and author of 18 bestselling books that include Tribes and Purple Cow. He also founded the popular website Squidoo and is hailed as a widely respected thought leader in the marketing industry.
- Rethinking failure – Barbara Corcoran
Barbara Corcoran is most widely recognized for her role on the hit ABC show “Shark Tank” where five wealthy investors make deals with budding entrepreneurs looking for seed funding for their businesses. Barbara started her five billion dollar real estate investment corporation, The Corcoran Group with a $1,000 loan from her boyfriend.
- Building a personal brand with social media – Gary Vaynerchuck
Gary Vaynerchuck is hands down one of the BEST social media marketing experts and TED Talk authorities there is. Gary took over his family’s wine business in 1998. It went from a three million to a $50 million business by 2005. Believe me when I tell you, this is a TED Talk you do not want to miss!
- Success, failure and the drive to keep creating – Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert is the author of New York Times bestseller Eat Pray Love which sold over nine million copies worldwide. Elizabeth’s book was so popular it eventually turned into a blockbuster film starring Julia Roberts.