TED Talks is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.
Here are 9 talks I think would be very beneficial for Veterinary Students who may be just starting their journey as a 1st year all the way to the recent graduate. Take a look at these 9 gems and then read my takeaways through a veterinary lens as someone who has taken the journey through veterinary school and now is a professional.
1. The happy secret to better work by Shawn Achor
2. The puzzle of motivation by Dan Pink
Takeaway: The traditional methods of motivating employees- rewards and punishments- used to be effective and they still might be, but only in jobs that require routine labor tasks. We all know that Veterinary Medicine is anything but routine so check out this video to find out the keys to staying motivated in the workplace!
3. Why we do what we do by Tony Robbins
4. Grit: The power of passion and perseverance by Angela Lee Duckworth
5. Start with why by Simon Sinek
6. How to live before you die by Steve Jobs
7. Your body language may shape who you are by Amy Cuddy
8. Inside the mind of a master procrastinator by Tim Urban
9. The surprising habits of original thinkers by Adam Grant
So did you watch them all? Which ones really resonated with you? Do you have a favorite?
POST IN THE COMMENTS BELOW AND LET ME AND OUR FELLOW VET STUDENTS KNOW WHICH ONES ARE THE BEST OF THIS LIST! (I know that could a difficult task to identify!)
All the Best in your journeys! ~ Flavia