1. How to gain control of your free time – Laura Vanderkam
There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam offers a few practical strategies to help find more time for what matters to us, so we can “build the lives we want in the time we’ve got.”
2. How to Achieve Your Most Ambitious Goals – Stephen Duneier
In his talk, Stephen explains that what truly defines him aren’t titles, but an approach to decision making that transformed him from someone who struggled with simple tasks to a guy who is continuously achieving even his most ambitious dreams.
3. How to Have a Good Conversation – Celeste Headlee
When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have great conversations – and most of us don’t converse very well. A great conversation requires a balance between talking and listening. This balance is important because bad communication leads to bad relationships, at home, at work, everywhere.
4. Speaking Up Without Freaking Out – Matt Abrahams
In this informative and captivating TEDx talk, Matt Abrahams offers practical solutions to handle communication anxiety and provides tools to empower all of us to confidently share our ideas and stories.
5. Inside the mind of a master procrastinator – Tim Urban
Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on before we run out of time.
6. How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed – Daniel Levitin
You’re not at your best when you’re stressed. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there’s a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations when your thinking becomes clouded. “We all are going to fail now and then,” he says. “The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be.”
7. Reading minds through body language – Lynne Franklin
Can you read someone’s mind by looking at them? Almost. Lynne Franklin teaches you how to connect with 3 types of people by understanding how their bodies communicate.
8. Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality – Brian Little
What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more interested in moments when we transcend those traits — sometimes because our culture demands it of us, and sometimes because we demand it of ourselves.