Best Ted Talks for 2019: 10 Must Watch Ted Talks for Millennials

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One of the biggest ways we get inspiration is through videos. One of the best ways to look for this is through Ted Talks. I’ve watched probably hundreds of these and as of this writing, there are over 2,800 of them available to watch.

What makes Ted Talks so great is that they are given by some of the top people in almost every field imaginable and they are restricted to be very short. Most speakers only have ten to fifteen minutes to talk. 

Every Ted Talk is free to watch and download but you can’t possibly go through 2800 videos so I’m laying out my favorite ten that I believe will help you as you’re reading this right now.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy The Best Ted Talks for 2019.

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Best Ted Talks for 2019

1. Tony Robbins - Why We Do What We Do

In this talk, Tony Robbins discusses the motivation behind our actions and how we can use that to our advantage. Learning this can result in actually being able to enhance our inspiration around doing things that maybe we used to procrastinate on. 

2. Dan Pink - The Puzzle of Motivation

Dan Pink is an analyst and has been studying motivation for decades. In this talk, he goes through how rewards and motivating people to do things isn't exactly what we think it is.

3. Ken Robinson - Do Schools Kill Creativity

This is probably my favorite one but also one of the oldest on this list. Ken Robinson focuses on education and even though this was 12+ years ago, the things he says that is wrong with education are still wrong today. This is the most popular Ted Talk of all time. 

4. Simon Sinek - Start With Why

Simon Sinek has third most popular Ted Talk ever and it started his movement in inspiring people to ask a question. This movement lead him to write one of the best business books of all time. Why are some people more innovative and successful than others? In this talk, he gives the answer. 

5. Matt Cutts - Try Something New for 30 Days

With one of the shortest talks I've ever watched, Matt talks about how doing something new for 30 days can actually change our lives. This one is short and to the point. 

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6. Morgan Spurlock - The Best Ted Talk Ever Sold

If you're looking for a talk with a little bit of a comedic side, this is a talk for you. Morgan was the guy behind Super Size Me, where he ate McDonald's three times a day for 30 days. Now he's doing a talk all about marketing and branding and putting his playful side into it. 

7. Arthur Benjamin - A Performance of Mathemagic

Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin can do 5 and 6 digit multiplication in his head. In this talk, he'll teach you how he does it exactly. I actually have his book on how to do all of this and recommend it. 

8. Tim Urban: Inside The Mind of A Master Procrastinator 

Ever find yourself procrastinating right up to your deadline? Tim Urban talks about how we all are procrastinators in some way in our life. Watch this funny talk and see if you can pick up on ways to get more done within your day and week. 

9. Sal Khan - Let's Teach for Mastery - Not Test Scores

Most of my readers know I'm pretty opinionated against public schools. So is Sal Khan. That's why he created Khan Academy, a website where each user can take their own path to mastery in school subjects instead of what public school does now. Watch this to see the importance.

10. Apollo Robbins - The Art of Misdirection

Apollo Robbins is known as the greatest pickpocket-er in the world. In this talk, he takes you through ways people deceive you and how your perception is everything. 

Whether you've never seen a Ted Talk before or you're farther in your watching journey than I am, these videos can help you on your learning path. 

Do you have a favorite Ted Talk that I missed? Please tell me about it in the comments section below. 

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