6 Confidence Building TED Talks By Women You Really Need To Watch


You know those times when you find yourself in a complete motivation funk? You can’t think straight, your mind is clouded with negativity and you’d prefer to slump on the couch and not do a thing? Well, one thing you can do to turn that funk around is to watch TED Talks, confidence building TED Talks by Women to be more specific. Watching these quick videos is a sure way to put the skip back in your step and have the sun shining out of your face like sunbeams, as Roald Dahl once famously said.

“Your body language shapes who you are” by Amy Cuddy

Body language, although we may not take any notice, is extremely powerful. Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist, shares how standing with confidence, even when we’re feeling far from it, can actually make us feel a whole lot better and help with things like success in the workplace. Amy also shares other findings useful in building confidence through body language.

“How to live passionately – No matter your age” By Isabel Allende

“Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Me, I intend to live passionately.” Says Isabel.

Take it from Isabel Allende, a 71 year old with enough energy and perspective to help you view life in a completely different way. She’s candid, she’s funny and she doesn’t take life too seriously.

Maybe we need to take a leaf out of Isabel’s book and live life to the fullest.

“The power of believing you can improve” by Carol Dweck

Some people are thrown a curve ball and react positively, some act like a tragedy has occurred and lose all faith and confidence in themselves. Psychologist Carol Dweck, shares her studies of students and failure and her observations of students with fixed mindsets and growth mindsets. This talk is a perspective changer, Carol turns the tables and explains that just because you cannot solve a problem, it’s not necessarily because you are not smart enough to solve it, it could just be that you have not solved it yet.

“Success, failure, & the drive to keep creating” by Elizabeth Gilbert

I’m sure many of you reading this have heard of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert? But did you know that she was once a diner waitress constantly overwhelmed by rejection letters before she was actually published?

With the success of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth often found herself reflecting back to her former life and self but explains in this talk how success can actually be just as difficult as failure and shares how she managed to get her arse back into gear.

“Why thinking you’re ugly is bad for you” by Meaghan Ramsey

“When was the last time you kissed a mirror?” Meaghan asks. Well, I can’t remember, probably when I was a kid. I would never do it now because, I must admit, I do not love who I see in the mirror, so why would I kiss it? Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project talks about the realities of body image, particularly with our young girls and how it goes onto impact women later in life. Meaghan shares things we can do to stop this negative cycle and help make it a world where what we look like doesn’t stop us from living. As a mother to a daughter, this talk really hit a raw nerve.

Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project talks about the realities of body image, particularly with our young girls and how it goes onto impact women later in life. Meaghan shares things we can do to stop this negative cycle and help make the world a place where what we look like doesn’t stop us from living. As a mother to a daughter, this talk really hit a raw nerve.


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