What are the TED Talks for College Students?

We learn lots of interesting and useful subjects at school and college. Though, there’s much more information that is not studied: things that don’t concern Math, Biology or other subjects directly but the process of studying itself and application of that knowledge. TED Talks is one of the grates projects that helps students and adults realize the problems and broaden the outlook. Here is the list of some very useful TED speeches for college students and adults giving a guideline to the successful education process.


Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit

What stands behind the success in education, career or research work? The key to success according to Angela Lee Duckworth studies, through many years, show that the talent, IQ or family background do not play such a vital part in it as the grit does. The guts, the grit, the stamina – that’s what forces the progress and leads to success. Though, the main question remains: who to become that much persistent in work and get the grit? To get an answer to that and find out more about it check the video on TED channel.

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree

Margaret Heffeman’s speech is a great example of what isn’t taught in schools but absolutely hast to be. There are tones of free information in the Internet that is open to the public. As it turns out, the only presence of the info is not enough. Knowing about the problem is only half the way: the real power is to talk about it. “Dare to Disagree” – is what moves the progress in all fields of our lives. Using great real life stories Margaret Heffeman illustrates how it is important to find courage to raise the problem and not be afraid of the future conflicts if you believe that what you are fighting for is worth it.


Andy Puddicombe: All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes

Student life is pretty saturated with new activities, acquaintances, studies and work. There is always a lot of pressure and stress. Andy Puddicombe presents an easy 10 minute technique how to get distressed and breaks the stereotype about meditation. There are and there always will be life problems and challenges, there is no way to escape from them. Though, what we can do is to change the attitude to the problem. An interesting alternative for changing our minds and meditate without actual yoga will stun you in the video. Check out the video to find out more how to cope with stress.

Larry Smith: Why You Will Fail to Have a Great Career

There are always thousands of excuses of why we have failed. People are used to hide behind innumerous reasons of why they couldn’t pursue their dreams. This, says Larry Smith, is what prevents great talents from reaching the goal and making a stunning career. For instance, a young cook sees a vacancy in the greatest restaurant in the city but thinks that he is much less experienced than the other candidates. So he decides not to try. Those missed opportunities prevent people from success. You try not to do any harm but inactivity will. Don’t hide behind self underestimation of skills or other excuses. Stand up and go forward towards the dream!


Matt Cutts: Try Something New for 30 Days

Try to remember a thing that you wanted to do last we but decided that you really don’t have much time for it. For example: learning a new language, doing some excesses to lose weight or making a painting? Matt Cutts tried a 30-day challenge of doing something new by himself. He says that actually was one of the best experiences of his life: “The next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not, so why not think about something you’ve always wanted to try”. That’s why give it a try! Challenge yourself and see what great and interesting things you can accomplish.

Adora Svitak: What Adults Can Learn From Kids

Do you remember your dreams when you were a kid? Did you accomplish them or abandoned this idea, because you were told that it was a “childish dream”. Adora Svitak is a child but is already delivering great ideas to the grownups. It is necessary to learn the responsibility, manners and study various school subjects. Though, it doesn’t mean that with growing up we have to leave child’s dreams, hopes and aspirations. Children are much more fearless than adults. The creativity, optimism and open mindedness – is what we have to learn from children!