On the morning of Sunday 11th February, Twitter was awake in Manchester. There were no lazy Sunday tweets being shared or photos of coffee and books in bed. No, on this morning the crowds of the city woke up early to descend on the Bridgewater Hall for the TEDxManchester 2018 Event. Those who were unfortunate to get tickets, though, were graced with updates throughout the day with inspiring quotes from the speakers.
In recent years, TED Talks have become a key resource for anyone wishing to educate themselves, develop new ideas and self-reflect. Here are some of our favourites guaranteed to inspire you.
Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are
"Fake it 'til you make it" is a phrase many of us will have heard throughout our professional lives. Amy Cuddy explores how our posture and pose affects not only the judgement of those around us, but how we feel about ourselves. Keep an eye out for the image of a woman and a man having a conversation, and which of them it is that holds all the power.
If I Should Have A Daughter
Sarah Kay is a spoken word poet, and performs one of her poems at the beginning of this talk. It's beautifully powerful and has the potential to bring shivers. Sarah then discusses creativity, believing in and staying true to yourself as you grow from an adolescent into an adult, and how you must continue to allow yourself to develop throughout the rest of your life.