The value of TED Talks in the business community as a tool to motivate and inspire employees has been well-documented. However, this resource can also serve as an invaluable method to welcome new employees and use in the onboarding process. With thousands of TED Talks to choose from, it can be overwhelming to attempt to pick the ideal message. Here are a few tried and true TED Talks perfect for a new employee orientation:
10 WAYS TO HAVE A BETTER CONVERSATION
This message works hard to impart the value of listening and communicating effectively. Not limited to merely business interactions, host Celeste Headlee explains that these skills are also necessary when dealing with personal interactions between colleagues. Improve all of your daily conversations when you implement these tips.
GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE
In this talk, Angela Lee Duckworth presents her compelling research which demonstrates that one of the most predictive characteristics of success is a person’s level of grit. Having the passion and perseverance to break through any wall should be a motivating factor for anyone in the business world.
DARE TO DISAGREE
Rather than shy away from conflict, Margaret Heffernan uses this TED Talk to encourage people to embrace dissent and use it as a means to cultivate productive work environments. Although embracing conflict is not a conventional teaching, this TED Talk teaches how doubt can lead to some of the greatest ideas or solutions to a problem, while encouraging people to step up and voice their opinions.
8 SECRETS OF SUCCESS
Nationally published poet Richard St. John uses this forum to discuss his seven years of research regarding predictive characteristics of success. By breaking his findings down into eight distinct features, St. John can provide a comprehensive list to new employees wanting to make the most of their career.
YOUR BODY LANGUAGE SHAPES WHO YOU ARE
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy discusses how body language is a major player in not just a person’s professional life, but their personal life as well. By providing insight into how to harness body language to improve confidence, Cuddy can teach new employees how to effectively use their nonverbal communication to their advantage in the world of business.