5 Must Watch Ted Talks

5 Must Watch Ted Talks

I’m rapidly becoming a righteous follower of TED presentations, not only as the embodiment of “ideas worth sharing,” but as a format for presentation that would benefit every entrepreneur, they’re full of insights on everything from human nature to scientific breakthroughs to trends in design. They’re inspirational, informative and eye-opening in ways that can help you become a better person and a better professional.

I love the quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.

Now these are the top 5 Ted talks everyone has to see

 

1)Being the real me without apology- Maame Yaa Boafo

A beautiful story is told of a young African girl who travelled all over the world and finally settled in the United States with the dream of becoming an actress. After several unpleasant yet interesting experiences, she finally gets to be the actress with working permit in the US. MaameYaa Boafo tells her story

 

2)The art of seduction | Seema Anand

The ancient arts of Courtesanery and Seduction were once treated as high philosophy, with divine and academic associations. Dr. Seema Anand explores how these narratives have been lost and in the evolution of their vocabulary, the implications have changed. Working with the range of what ‘story’ can mean to an individual Seema facilitates the learning processes of ‘telling’, ‘listening’, ‘acknowledging’ and ‘rejecting’ the narratives that make up our lives and our social interactions to enhance communication, build links and open dialogue.

 

3)Malavika Varadan

Challenges this societal norm, mustn’t speak to strangers.” ,  by presenting 7 ways to make conversation with anyone.

RJ extraordinaire, Malavika Varadan, creates waves quite literally with her morning show, Breakfast No.1 on City 101.6. An avid fitness enthusiast, positivity ninja and drama queen, she has chiseled a benchmark in the radio industry. At TEDxBITSPilaniDubai she will choose to redefine connections.

 

4)Don’t be a waste | Chioma Omeruah

CHIOMA OMERUA aka c-flow, aka chi-gul is a singer and actress who was born in Lagos where she lived until she moved to the US in 1994. She remained in the US for the next 12 years where she continued to pursue her passions while teaching drama to kids at the boys and girls clubs and in the high school where she worked as a French teacher. Chioma has taken part in various theater productions such as Lorraine Hansberry’s “Raisin in the Sun”, one act plays such as “It’s not my fault” and she even dabbled in the genre of absurdism, taking on roles in a play called “the bald soprano”. Chioma is in her element on stage, especially in musical theater as she gets to use both her acting and singing skills. Since returning home to Nigeria in 2006, she has been in two musical productions; “Avoice for Ella” (a Nigerian adaptation of the cinderella story) and disney’s “The lion king” in conjunction with standard bearers school, Lagos. She currently resides in Abuja where she is still pursuing her passions as a comedian, and mc/compere while working a regular 9-5 job. Chigul also is a talented linguist and voice over artist. She speaks 5 languages and can imitate 12 different accents.

 

5)Telling the African Story: Komla Dumor

Even tho we lost this amazing man too soon, he left us a great talk to listen to and learn from.

Komla Dumor is one of the most recognised faces voices at the British Broadcasting Corporation. After a successful career in journalism in this native Ghana where he was named journalist of the year in 2003 for his investigations into public sector corruption, this former medical student joined the BBC in 2006 as the anchor of Network Africa. He is currently one of BBC’s leading presenters with a range of responsibilities across all of the BBC’s platforms – television radio and online. Komla presents the European morning programme on World News for the BBC’s British and global audiences but his strongest contribution to the BBC has been his passionate and unparalleled coverage of Africa. Between 2009 and 2012 Komla was the anchor of the groundbreaking Africa Business Report on BBC World News. This program (a first for the BBC) took Komla to close to 20 African countries covering hundreds of thousands of miles interviewing the continents top entrepreneurs, politicians and policy makers. In addition to the European mornings Komla is the face and main anchor for the first BBC’s programme dedicated daily African news and current affairs show; Focus on Africa.

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