Attention bloggers: grab another cup of coffee and make yourself comfy because we have five videos you need to sit down and watch ASAP!
TED began taking the internet by storm in 1984 when it merged entertainment, technology, and design to create one of the most powerful video platforms in history. Well boss babes, how does this relate to you? TEDTalks span a variety of different topics, many of them touching on points extremely helpful to bloggers and creative babes of all types. We’ve compiled our five favorites for you to fine tune your blogging skills.
Meet the Founder of the Blog Revolution - Mena Trott
Ever wonder how blogging got its start? In this 15 minute talk Moveable Type’s Mena Trott explores the early days of blogging in a quirky and relatable fashion. Nicknamed “the mother of blogging”, she shares how building online connections can lead to a friendlier world.
Takeaway Quote: “My call to action to all of you is: think about blogs, think about what they are, think about what you've thought of them, and then actually do it, because it's something that's really going to change our lives.”
Duration: 16 minutes 46 seconds
Your Elusive Creative Genius - Elizabeth Gilbert
Blogs are born from creativity. In this 20 minute piece author of the inspirational “Eat, Pray, Love” Elizabeth Gilbert encourages us to find the creative genius within ourselves. Weaving in funny personal touches, she addressed the subject in a surprising and moving manner.
Takeaway Quote: “And what I have to sort of keep telling myself when I get really psyched out about that is don't be afraid.Don't be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be.”
Duration: 19 minutes 9 seconds
How to Build Your Creative Confidence - David Kelley
Keeping on with the creativity trend, David Kelley’s short and sweet talk is a must listen. Build your boss babe confidence with these tips from the founder of IDEO. He touches on the separation of “creatives” and “non-creatives” and how to get away from this mindset, using fantastic examples from his lengthy design career.
Takeaway Quote: It would be really great if you didn't let people divide the world into the creatives and the non-creatives...and to have people realize that they're naturally creative.
Duration: 11 minutes 46 seconds
3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of your Brand - Tim Leberecht
Your blog is essentially your brand, and let’s face it, things can get out of control in the wide world of blogging. This talk by businessman Tim Leberecht is only 6 minutes — who doesn’t have time for that am I right ladies? He covers three ideas about accepting the loss of control of your brand (even welcoming it!) and how it will ultimately benefit yourself. Chitter chatter is bound to happen when you put yourself out there on the web, so why not embrace it and use it to increase your girl boss potential?
Takeaway quote: “Giving people less control might be a wonderful way to counter the abundance of choice and make them happier.”
Duration: 6 minutes 30 seconds
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What are your favorite TEDTalks? We’d love to hear about them the comments.