March 6, 2017
As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to find motivation on a regular basis. With to-dos piling up and a cofounder in your ear, finding a little inspiration can go a long way in facilitating success in the long run. And if you’re really hit a road block in your entrepreneurial journey, there is only way place you can turn to: TED Talks.
We asked three entrepreneurs which TED Talks stuck with them through the years and why. Take a look at their answers below and get your entrepreneurial juices flowing before it’s too late:
In her TED talk turned book, Amy Cuddy addresses the question, ‘What is presence?’ Why do we invest in people rather than products and how can I become that person that sparks energy in others? At the end of the day, it’s about being present. This idea, and other social-psychological studies discussed in the book, has helped me become more confident when pitching my business or selling our product.
– Amy Zitelman of Soom Foods
Few people talk about feelings in a business or professional context, but Brené Brown dives right in. I’ve learned that by being vulnerable (a clinical way of saying not perfect), I can open my mind to new ideas, new people and experiences I might have avoided otherwise. With over 27 million views, her TED talk seems to have helped lots of other people, too.
– Tony Banta of Picarro
In his iconic TED talk, Simon Sinek tells his audience that ‘people don’t buy what you do, but why you do it.’ It is an important message for leaders to inspire and retain employees, and also carries a great lesson for salesmen and women when in front of clients.
– Jasmine Pickel of Atlas Communications
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